Scoliosis Handbook: A Consultation with a Specialist

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This reassuring book will help those afflicted with scoliosis, as well as their family and friends, learn about the causes, progression, and available treatments of the disease, and how to successfully meet its challenges. The Scoliosis Handbook, written by a top professional in the field, explains the best proven methods of dealing with the disease, including observation, bracing, and surgery; and determining whether the scoliosis is mild or severe, stable or progressive. This clearly illustrated, comprehensive ...
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Overview

This reassuring book will help those afflicted with scoliosis, as well as their family and friends, learn about the causes, progression, and available treatments of the disease, and how to successfully meet its challenges. The Scoliosis Handbook, written by a top professional in the field, explains the best proven methods of dealing with the disease, including observation, bracing, and surgery; and determining whether the scoliosis is mild or severe, stable or progressive. This clearly illustrated, comprehensive guide tells you what to expect if surgery becomes necessary, and it offers tips on how best to prepare for the hospital stay. It also shows the best ways to cope at home and in the hospital. Using case histories of both adolescent and adult patients with scoliosis, this helpful book illustrates the impact of the disease, and its various therapies, on the patient's daily life. The Scoliosis Handbook is essential reading for those who are living with this common ailment.
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Neuwirth, chief of spine services at New York's Hospital for Joint Diseases, shares a wealth of knowledge about the causes and treatment of scoliosis, a spinal deformity affecting adolescents and adults. He discusses comprehensively all aspects of treatment, surgical and nonsurgical, and includes a resource section listing treatment centers and support organizations. Although addressed to patients and their families, Neuwirth's dense text is somewhat difficult for the general reader to absorb; there is no use of sidebars, lists, or other information-formatting techniques to make the material more accessible and easier to read. True to the book's subtitle, one has a sense of sitting down with a highly skilled medical specialist, with all the difficulties in communication that usually occur between a layperson and a surgeon. Much of the information is duplicated in Nancy Schommer's less formidable Stopping Scoliosis (Avery, 1991) Some unique material is included though hard to find. Since both titles are recommended by the National Scoliosis Foundation and the offerings in this field are few at present, Neuwirth's book is recommended for larger and specialized collections. Index and illustrations not seen.-Sue A. Gardner, Warwick P.L., N.Y.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805037937
  • Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/28/1996
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 89
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.65 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Ch. 1 What Is Scoliosis? 1
Ch. 2 The Importance of Early Detection and Treatment 24
Ch. 3 Braces: Options and Opinions 58
Ch. 4 If Surgery Becomes Necessary 93
Ch. 5 Preparing Yourself for Hospitalization and Surgery 147
Ch. 6 What to Expect in the Hospital 168
Ch. 7 Recovering from Scoliosis Surgery 195
Ch. 8 Degenerative Scoliosis 223
Ch. 9 Answers to Commonly Asked Questions 259
Appendix A: Scoliosis Organizations and Associations 264
Appendix B: Recommended Reading 265
Appendix C: Glossary 266
Index 271
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