Orthotics and Prosthetics in Rehabilitation / Edition 3

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The most comprehensive physical therapy text available on the topic, Orthotics & Prosthetics in Rehabilitation, 3rd Edition is your one-stop resource for clinically relevant rehabilitation information. Evidence-based coverage offers essential guidelines on orthotic/prosthetic prescription, pre- and post-intervention gait assessment and outcome measurement, and working with special populations.

  • Comprehensive coverage addresses rehabilitation in a variety of environments, including acute care, long-term care and home health care, and outpatient settings.
  • Authoritative information from the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, 2nd Edition is incorporated throughout.
  • World Health Organization (WHO) International Classification of Function model provides consistent language and an international standard to describe and measure health and disability from a biopsychosocial perspective.
  • Case studies present real-life scenarios that demonstrate how key concepts apply to clinical decision making and evidence-based practice.
  • A visually appealing 2-color design and a wealth of tables and boxes highlight vital information for quick reference and ease of use.
  • Updated photos and illustrations reflect current clinical practice.
  • Updated chapter on Assessment of Gait focuses on clinically useful outcome measures.
  • Updated chapter on Motor Control and Motor Learning incorporates new insights into neuroplasticity and functional recovery.
  • NEW! Integrated chapter on Lower Extremity Orthoses assists in clinical decision making about the best options for your patients.
  • NEW! Chapter on Athletics after Amputation explores advanced training and athletics, including running and athletic competition to enhance the quality of life for persons with amputation.
  • NEW! Chapter on the High Risk Foot and Would Healing helps you recognize, treat, and manage wounds for the proper fit and management of the patient.
  • NEW! Chapter on Advanced Prosthetic Rehabilitation provides more thorough rehabilitation methods beyond the early care of persons learning to use their prostheses.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Technological and design advances in ortheses (braces) and prostheses (artificial limbs) make it imperative that health professionals update their knowledge in this area. The initial section of the 31 contributions builds baseline knowledge in a multidisciplinary approach to rehabilitation. Subsequent sections also take a more functional than technical track so as not to become obsolete in specifying the indications for orthoses; the biomechanical principles of orthotic design (in the management of fractures, burns, hand and foot impairments); and prosthetics for patients coping with amputation. Includes b&w illustrations of equipment and patients. Lusardi is a professor of physical therapy at Sacred Heart U. in Fairfield, CT; Nielsen is a health care consultant in Wellfleet, MA. All the contributors must contend with the US managed health care system. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Reviewer: Rachna H Soriano, DO (Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago)
Description: This revised edition includes more up-to-date management techniques and devices in orthotics and prosthetics.
Purpose: The purpose of the book is to provide up-to-date information on prosthetic and orthotic devices and management. The author is successful in meeting these objectives.
Audience: The book is written for practitioners with an interest in prosthetic and orthotic management. The author is a credible authority.
Features: The book covers all aspects of prosthetic and orthotic management from immediately post-op to social and psychological issues.
Assessment: This is a good book for practitioners with an interest in prosthetic and orthotic management.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781437719369
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 9/14/2012
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 864
  • Sales rank: 371,719
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1.Orthotics and Prosthetics in Rehabilitation: Multidisciplinary Approach
2.Aging and Exercise
3.Motor Control and Motor Learning
4.Evidence-Based Approach
5.Clinical Assessment of Gait
6.Materials and Technology
7.Footwear: Foundation for Lower Extremity Orthoses
8.Foot Orthoses
9.Principles of Lower Extremity Orthoses
10.Orthotic Decision Making in Neurological and Neuromuscular Disease
11.Orthoses for Knee Instability
12.Orthoses in Orthopedic Care and Trauma
13.Orthoses for Spinal Dysfunction
14.Orthoses for Hand and Upper Extremity Dysfunction
15.Orthoses in Burn Care
16.Seating and Wheelchairs
17.Etiology of Amputation
18.High Risk Foot and Wound Healing
19.Amputation Surgeries
20.Post-Op/Pre-Prosthetic Care
21.Prosthetic Feet
22.Partial Foot and Syme
23.Transtibial Prosthesis
24.Transfemoral Prostheses
25.Prosthetic Options for Persons with High and Bilateral Amputation
26.Early Rehabilitation in Lower Extremity Dysvascular Amputation
27.Advanced Rehabilitation for People with Microprocessor Knee Prostheses
28.Athletic Options for Persons with Amputation
29.Rehabilitation for Children with Limb Deficiency
30.Prosthetic Options for Persons with Upper Extremity Amputation
31.Rehabilitation for Persons with Upper Extremity Amputation
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