Prosthetics and Orthotics: Lower Limb and Spinal / Edition 1

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Focusing on the lower extremities and spine, this extensively illustrated text presents a problem-solving approach to the evaluation and prescription of prosthetics and orthotics in physical therapy interventions. Provided is a systemic method for examination, evaluation, and implementation of various interventions in the management of the patient requiring a prosthesis or orthosis. Prosthetics and Orthotics presents the latest developments in materials and fabrications, an in-depth analysis of gait deviations and interventions, conditions, psychosocial issues, biomechanics, and more. This invaluable resource also includes pediatric and geriatric perspectives, scientific literature supporting evidence-based practice, exercise and functional activities for the patient, case studies following the APTA's "Guide to Physical Therapist Practice", critical thinking questions, lab activities and practical applications.

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This book provides a problem-solving approach for the examination, evaluation, and implementation of various interventions in the management of the patient requiring a prosthesis or orthosis. Sections give information on psychosocial issues, biomechanics, and different types of prostheses and orthoses, including transtibial, transpelvic, and bilateral devices, spinal orthotics, and prostheses for pediatric and sports populations. Learning aids include chapter introductions, critical thinking questions, lab activities, and practical applications, plus b&w photos and illustrations. Seymour teaches in the Department of Physical Therapy Education at State University of New York-Upstate Medical University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781728546
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 2/1/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 540
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

I: Introduction

1. Introduction to Prosthetics and Orthotics

2. Examination of the Patient with an Amputation and the Patient Requiring an Orthosis

3. The Team Approach and Financial Issues

4. Psychosocial Issues of Patients with Prostheses and Orthoses

5. Implications of Biomechanics

II: Prostheses

6. Dressings and Bandaging

7. Development of an Exercise/Functional Program

8. Transtibial Components-Clinical Decision Making

9. Transfemoral Components-Clinical Decision Making

10. The Patient with a Bilateral Amputation-Clinical Decision Making

11. The Patient with a Transpelvic/Hip Disarticulation Amputation-Clinical Decision Making

12. Pediatric Patients with Lower Extremity Amputations-Clinical Decision Making

13. Sports Implications for the Individual with a Lower Extremity Prosthesis

III: Orthoses

14 . Examination of Foot Biomechanics in Relation to Sporting Injuries and Foot Orthotic Intervention

15. Orthoses for Orthopedic Conditions

16. Orthoses for Patients with Neurological Disorders-Clinical Decision Making

17 . Orthoses for Spinal Conditions-Clinical Decision Making

IV: Case Studies in the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice Format

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