Orthopedic Rehabilitation Science: Principles for Clinical Management of Bone

Orthopedic Rehabilitation Science: Principles for Clinical Management of Bone

by Katie Lundon
     
 

This practical reference presents basic science knowledge of bone dynamics in health and disease states commonly encountered in physical therapy practice. It will help physical therapists understand the structure and mechanics of bone tissue, including the impact of physical activity on bone, so that they can more effectively treat their patients.

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This practical reference presents basic science knowledge of bone dynamics in health and disease states commonly encountered in physical therapy practice. It will help physical therapists understand the structure and mechanics of bone tissue, including the impact of physical activity on bone, so that they can more effectively treat their patients.

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Reviewer: John M. Medeiros, PT, PhD (Pacific University)
Description: This book is a presentation of current basic science concepts underlying the anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, and pathophysiology of bone. The effects of exercise and immobilization and the diagnosis and clinical management of bone tumors, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and other bone disorders are also covered.
Purpose: The purposes are fourfold: to present current basic science background underlying mineralized dense connective tissue dynamics in health and selected disease states commonly encountered in clinical practice; to serve as a practical reference by offering a comprehensive and integrated text on bone metabolism, selected skeletal disorders, and pertinent applications to clinical practice in physical rehabilitation; to facilitate the understanding of the basic science mechanisms of skeletal pathophysiology that underlie clinical decision making in the assessment and treatment of selected mineralized connective tissue disorders and metabolic bone diseases; and to enhance clinical practice by providing current rationale as well as potential research directions in the assessment and treatment of conditions affecting bone.
Audience: The book is written for health professional students and practicing clinicians. The editor and her two contributing authors have produced an important contribution to the literature on orthopedic rehabilitation science of adult bone. Her persuasive manner of writing contributes to her success in fulfilling her objectives.
Features: This book is a well-conceived bridge between basic bone research and clinical practice. The editor uses non-mathematical descriptions to explain the fundamental biomechanics of bone. Tables and figures are used extensively throughout to clarify basic science and clinical concepts. She effectively uses "clinical notes" to highlight selected material.
Assessment: This book is both academically rigorous and clinically relevant. It is an essential addition to the library of anyone studying or practicing in the field of orthopedic rehabilitation science.
4 Stars! from Doody
John M. Medeiros
This book is a presentation of current basic science concepts underlying the anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, and pathophysiology of bone. The effects of exercise and immobilization and the diagnosis and clinical management of bone tumors, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and other bone disorders are also covered. The purposes are fourfold: to present current basic science background underlying mineralized dense connective tissue dynamics in health and selected disease states commonly encountered in clinical practice; to serve as a practical reference by offering a comprehensive and integrated text on bone metabolism, selected skeletal disorders, and pertinent applications to clinical practice in physical rehabilitation; to facilitate the understanding of the basic science mechanisms of skeletal pathophysiology that underlie clinical decision making in the assessment and treatment of selected mineralized connective tissue disorders and metabolic bone diseases; and to enhance clinical practice by providing current rationale as well as potential research directions in the assessment and treatment of conditions affecting bone. The book is written for health professional students and practicing clinicians. The editor and her two contributing authors have produced an important contribution to the literature on orthopedic rehabilitation science of adult bone. Her persuasive manner of writing contributes to her success in fulfilling her objectives. This book is a well-conceived bridge between basic bone research and clinical practice. The editor uses non-mathematical descriptions to explain the fundamental biomechanics of bone. Tables and figures are used extensivelythroughout to clarify basic science and clinical concepts. She effectively uses ""clinical notes"" to highlight selected material. This book is both academically rigorous and clinically relevant. It is an essential addition to the library of anyone studying or practicing in the field of orthopedic rehabilitation science.
Booknews
Presents basic science knowledge of bone dynamics in health and disease states commonly encountered in physical rehabilitation, outlining underlying principles of pathobiology important to evidence-based orthopedic rehabilitation practice. Explains the structure and mechanics of bone tissue, including the impact of physical activity on bone, and reviews the skeletal system, bone metabolism, and skeletal disorders. The author is assistant professor of physical therapy and rehabilitation sciences at the University of Toronto, Canada. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750671552
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
12/07/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
18.00(w) x 25.00(h) x (d)

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