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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Scott H. Grindel, MD (Spectrum Health - Reed City Campus)
Description: This is the first book of this quality that addresses injury prevention and rehabilitation in active older adults.
Purpose: The purpose is to educate healthcare providers in the identification, evaluation, prevention, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries in older adults. The author excels in driving home the point that healthcare providers need to treat older adults with the same goals as younger adults, that is, to get them back to their previous level of activity.
Audience: The book is well targeted at the general practitioner, resident or student, but is designed for "all health care providers."
Features: This book covers the gamut of musculoskeletal injuries in older adults including the physiology of senescent changes, rehabilitation, nutrition, arthritis, joint replacement, and some specific injuries according to anatomical location. It does a nice job of tailoring these subjects to this specific population of patients.
Assessment: This is a quality book in this highly specific field and is useful for the general practitioner, resident, therapist, student, and geriatrician.