Orthopedic Rehabilitation Science: Principles for Clinical Management of Non-Mineralized Connective Tissue

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This unique resource offers a concise presentation of the scientific principles underlying physical management of non-mineralized connective tissues, such as tendons and ligaments. This is the only book that focuses on the development, structure, and function of non-mineralized connective tissues written specifically for physical therapy students and practitioners. It discusses connective tissue metabolism in health and disease across the lifespan, integrating basic science into clinical applications that ...

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Overview

This unique resource offers a concise presentation of the scientific principles underlying physical management of non-mineralized connective tissues, such as tendons and ligaments. This is the only book that focuses on the development, structure, and function of non-mineralized connective tissues written specifically for physical therapy students and practitioners. It discusses connective tissue metabolism in health and disease across the lifespan, integrating basic science into clinical applications that illustrate the relevance of concepts to daily practice. Through the discussions in this book, readers will understand the rationale for various intervention strategies in the management of patients with orthopedic problems.

• This is the first and only book to focus on non-mineralized connective tissues written specifically for physical therapy students, offering complete information on this important subject in rehabilitative practice.
• Outlines the essential knowledge behind selecting the appropriate treatment strategy for patients with soft tissue injuries and the impact that various management methods can have on soft tissue injuries.
• Connects experience in clinical practice with the basic science principles underlying non-mineralized connective tissue pathobiology.
• Unique illustrations provide excellent visual references and highlight key concepts and techniques.
• Clinical Notes provide further in-depth information that applies concepts to real-life scenarios.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780750673471
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 6/25/2003
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 7.02 (w) x 9.82 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Connective Tissues: Structure, Function and Metabolic Properties
2. Structure, Function and Metabolic Properties of Non-Mineralized Connective Tissues
3. The Nature of the Dense Connective Tissues of the Musculoskeletal System: Structure, Function, and the Biomechanics of Tendon, Ligament and the Joint Capsule
4. Articular Cartilage Structure and Meniscus
5. The Nature of the Dense Connective Tissue of the Musculoskeletal System: Structure, Function and Biomechanics of the Intervertebral Disc
6. Dynamics of the Non-Mineralized Connective Tissue of the Musculoskeletal System
7. Management of Injured Regular Dense Connective Tissue (RDCT)

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