Prosthetics and Patient Management: A Comprehensive Clinical Approach / Edition 1

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Prosthetics and Patient Management: A Comprehensive Clinical Approach is an innovative and unique text covering both upper and lower extremity prosthetics. All the information clinicians need to manage a range of prosthetic patients and their disorders is available in this practical and all-inclusive text. Kevin Carroll and Joan E. Edelstein, together with internationally recognized leaders, present a multidisciplinary team approach to the care of a patient with an amputation. Prosthetics and Patient Management covers practical solutions to everyday problems that clinicians encounter, from early prosthetic management to issues facing the more advanced prosthetic user. The text is broken down into four sections encompassing the range of subjects that confront practitioners including Early Management; Rehabilitation of Patients with Lower Limb Amputation; Rehabilitation of Patients with Upper Limb Amputations; and Beyond the Basics, which includes special considerations for children and futuristic concepts.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"This book fulfils its aim of providing a comprehensive approach to prosthetics and patient management…..It is well laid out and progresses logically….. This would be useful in a physiotherapy department where patients are treated following amputation."  

— Penny Broomhead, Physiotherapy

 “I feel one of the most helpful aspects of this book was the Appendix. In this section, the authors included a physical therapy intake form, pain questionnaire and physical therapy evaluation form. I found these to be a good starting point for any therapist with little experience evaluating and treating this patient population.”  

— Kristen Kwiatkowski-Digwood, ADVANCE for Physical Therapists & PT Assistants

 “If there is a display of publications related to rehabilitation, you will be drawn by the montage cover to the new Carroll/Edelstein book. With photographs of five patients (three of them children) you probably will order it on the spot. . . Excellent photographs as well as references." 

— Jay Schleichkorn, PhD, PT, Dr. Jay’s E-Book Reports

 "The illustrations help to clarify descriptions of devices in the book….This is a good addition to a collection for those interested in amputee management and care. It is easy to read and easy to understand – well written overall."  

— Rachna H. Soriano, DO, Doody Reviews

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Reviewer: Rachna H Soriano, DO (Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago)
Description: This book describes management techniques for adults with upper and lower limb amputations.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide information for clinicians on the management of different amputations and prosthetic devices. The author is successful in meeting these objectives.
Audience: The book is written for residents and practitioners who are involved in caring for patients with amputations.
Features: Management of different amputation levels in adults is covered. The illustrations help to clarify descriptions of devices in the book. In some sections, the book is somewhat wordy at times.
Assessment: This is a good addition to a collection for those interested in amputee management and care. It is easy to read and easy to understand — well written overall.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556426711
  • Publisher: SLACK, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/1/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 284
  • Sales rank: 1,039,298
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Kevin M Carroll, MS, CP, FAAOP has a simple guiding philosophy: people first. This has served him well in his clinical consultations with thousands of prosthetic consumers across the World. By listening to each person’s thoughts and concerns, and understanding their unique situations, Kevin has found a sure path to assisting people in their rehabilitation. He specializes in the care of older adults and also has a degree in gerontology, enhancing his expertise in this area. Kevin’s practice began in his native country of Ireland in 1978 at the National Medical Rehabilitation Center in Dublin. In 1984, he moved to the United States and continued his education, earning degrees in Family Studies, Gerontology, and Counseling Psychology. He serves as Vice President of Prosthetics for Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics, the largest provider of prosthetic care in the World. Kevin’s commitment to improving prosthetics has placed him at the forefront of numerous prosthetic breakthroughs. His professional background encompasses the roles of researcher, educator, international speaker, and clinician. Kevin travels extensively throughout North America and various parts of the World presenting continuing education courses at professional conferences, and conducting Patient Evaluation Clinics. He is certified by the American Board for Certification as a Certified Prosthetist and has been named a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthotics and Prosthetics, one of the highest honors of the profession. Professional contributions include Practitioner Advisory Council for O&P Business News; Editorial Advisory Board for Orthopedic Technology Review; Editorial Board for Jointe Centre for Research in Prosthetics & Orthotics and Rehabilitation Programs, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Professional Advisory Board for O&P Edge; and Editorial Board of O&P Business World. Kevin has written on all aspects of prosthetics for publications such as Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Foot and Ankle Clinics of North America, Amputee Coalition of America, and various magazine articles. He is a member of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics, and is a professional advisor for the Amputee Coalition of America, and a member of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers; Kevin is also a member of the British Association of Prosthetics and Orthotics (BAPO). Kevin’s hobbies include playing music and building sport prosthetic systems, and watching athletes put them to the test at track and field events and the Paralympics.

Joan E. Edelstein, MA, PT, FISPO, is a world-renowned authority in prosthetics and orthotics. After graduating from New York University, NY, magna cum laude, she entered clinical practice in the Children’s Division of the Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, subsequently renamed the Rusk Institute of New York University, where she became chief physical therapist. When invited to join the faculty of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, she began the academic phase of her career. Returning to New York, she became a senior research scientist at New York University’s Prosthetics and Orthotics Program, originally part of the College of Engineering, later a division of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and the School of Education. She conducted laboratory and field-testing of a wide variety of prostheses and orthoses for the upper and lower limbs, as well as trunk orthoses. She is highly regarded for her enthusiastic instruction in the postgraduate courses offered to physicians, prosthetists, therapists, and other members of the rehabilitation team. Professor Edelstein pioneered the establishment of the first undergraduate curriculum leading to the baccalaureate in prosthetics and orthotics. Upon the closing of the New York University program, she became an associate professor of clinical physical therapy at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY, and served as Director of the Program in Physical Therapy. She continues as Special Lecturer at Columbia University and adjunct faculty at New York University; George Washington University, Washington, DC; Touro College, Bay Shore, NY; and Husson College, Bangor, ME. Professional contributions beyond the university include presenting post-graduate and continuing education courses throughout North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. She has been a keynote speaker at professional conferences and congresses. Her numerous publications pertaining to all phases of prosthetics and orthotics include journal articles, book chapters, monographs, and books, particularly Orthotics: A Comprehensive Clinical Approach (published by SLACK Incorporated). Professor Edelstein has been editor or member of the editorial boards of Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Journal of the Association of Children’s Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics, Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, and Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. She was honored by being named a Fellow of the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics.

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Table of Contents


About the Editors

Section I: Early Management

Chapter 1: Clinic Team Approach to Rehabilitation
Joan E. Edelstein, MA, PT, FISPO
Chapter 2: Amputation Surgery: Osteomyoplastic Reconstructive Technique
Janos P. Ertl, MD and William J. J. Ertl, MD
Chapter 3: Postoperative Management
John Rheinstein, CP, FAAOP; Christopher Kevin Wong, MS, PT;
Joan E. Edelstein, MA, PT, FISPO
Chapter 4: Pain Management
Marisol A. Hanley, PhD; Dawn M. Ehde, PhD; Douglas G. Smith, MD
Chapter 5: Skin Disorders and Their Management
Clay M. Kelly, MD
Chapter 6: Psychological Consequences of Amputation
Pamela G. Forducey, PhD, ABPP; William D. Ruwe, PhD, PsyD; Kawaljeet Kaur, MD

Section II: Rehabilitation of Adults With Lower-Limb Amputations
Chapter 7: Partial Foot and Syme’s Amputations amd Prosthetic Designs
Lawrence R. Lange, CPO, FAAOP
Chapter 8 Transtibial Prosthetic Designs
Kevin Carroll, MS, CP, FAAOP and Katherine Binder, CP
Chapter 9: Transfemoral Prosthetic Designs
Kevin Carroll, MS, CP, FAAOP; James C. Baird, CPO; Katherine Binder, CP
Chapter 10: Hip Disarticulations and Transpelvic Prosthetic Designs
Kevin Carroll, MS, CP, FAAOP; Christina Skoski, MD; Katherine Binder, CP
Chapter 11: Basic Lower-Limb Prosthetic Training
Melissa Wolff-Burke, PT, EdD, ATC; Elizabeth Smith Cole, PT; Mary Witt, PT

Section III: Rehabilitation of Adults With Upper-Limb Amputations
Chapter 12: Body-Powered Upper-Limb Prosthetic Designs
Jack E. Uellendahl, CPO and Elaine N. Uellendahl, CP
Chapter 13: Upper-Limb Externally Powered Prosthetic Designs
Troylin Farnsworth, CP and Randall D. Alley, CP
Chapter 14: Training Patients with Upper-Limb Amputations
Diane Atkins, OTR, FISPO and Joan E. Edelstein, MA, PT, FISPO

Section IV: Beyond the Basics
Chapter 15: Special Considerations With Children
Stephen Mandacina, CP, FAAOP; Jack E. Uellendahl, CPO; Joan E. Edelstein, MA, PT,
Chapter 16: Rehabilitation Outcomes
Joan E. Edelstein, MA, PT, FISPO
Chapter 17: Adaptive Prostheses for Recreation
Kevin Carroll, MS, CP, FAAOP; Randy Richardson, RPA; Katherine Binder, CP
Chapter 18: In the Future: Prosthetic Advances and Challenges
Matthew A. Parente, PT, CPO; Mark Geil, PhD; Brian Monroe, CPO
Chapter 19: In the Future: Surgical and Educational Advances and Challenges
Matthew A. Parente, PT, CPO and Mark Geil, PhD

Appendix A: Physical Therapy Intake
Melissa Wolff-Burke, PT, EdD, ATC; Elizabeth Smith Cole, PT; Mary Witt, PT
Appendix B: Pain Questionnaire
Melissa Wolff-Burke, PT, EdD, ATC; Elizabeth Smith Cole, PT; Mary Witt, PT
Appendix C: Physical Therapy Evaluation for Prosthetic Candidate
Melissa Wolff-Burke, PT, EdD, ATC; Elizabeth Smith Cole, PT; Mary Witt, PT
Appendix D: Case Study for a Person With a Transfemoral Amputation
Melissa Wolff-Burke, PT, EdD, ATC; Elizabeth Smith Cole, PT; Mary Witt, PT


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