Orthotics and Prosthetics in Rehabilitation 2nd ed.

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Orthotics and Prosthetics in Rehabilitation, 2nd Edition provides clinically relevant information in a reader-friendly format. It provides essential information about orthotic/prosthetic prescription and fabrication to give readers a foundation for gait assessment, both pre- and post-intervention. Separate chapters cover each type of orthotic followed by clinical applications for typical and special populations, while the section on prosthetics provides an overview of the epidemiology of amputation and the criteria the physical therapist needs in order to determine the necessity for prosthetic limbs. Instructor resources available; contact your sales representative for details.

Table of contents: Building baseline knowledge. Orthotics and prosthetics in rehabilitation: the multidisciplinary approach / Caroline C. Nielsen. Materials and technology / Géza F. Kogler. Clinical assessment of pathological gait / Edmond Ayyappa and Olfat Mohamed. Aging and activity tolerance: implications for orthotic and prosthetic rehabilitation / Michelle M. Lusardi and Jessie M. VanSwearingen. Motor learning and motor control in orthotic and prosthetic rehabilitation / Donna M. Bowers and Michelle M. Lusardi. An evidence-based approach to orthotic and prosthetic rehabilitation / Rita A. Wong and Michelle M. Lusardi. Principles influencing orthotic and prosthetic design: biomechanics, device-user interface, and related concepts / Christopher F. Hovorka, Mark D. Geil, and Michelle M. Lusardi. Footwear: foundation for the lower extremity orthoses / Jennifer M. Bottomley -- Orthotics in rehabilitation. Functional foot orthoses / Roberta Nole, Donald S. Kowalsky, and Juan C. Garbalosa. Ankle-foot orthoses / Robert S. Lin. Knee-ankle-foot and hip-knee-ankle-foot orthoses / Thomas V. DiBello and James H. Campbell. Orthotics in the management of neuromuscular impairment / Michelle M. Lusardi and Donna M. Bowers. Orthotic options for knee instability and pain / John F. Knecht and Ellen Wetherbee. Orthotics in the rehabilitation of congenital, developmental, and trauma-related musculoskeletal impairment of the lower extremities / Michelle M. Lusardi, William J. Barringer, and Melvin L. Stills. Orthotics in the management of spinal dysfunction and instability / Thomas M. Gavin ... [et al.] Orthotics and therapeutic interventions in the management of scoliosis / Thomas M. Harrigan. Orthotics in the management of hand dysfunction / Noelle M. Austin and MaryLynn Jacobs. Splinting, orthotics, and prosthetics in the management of burns / R. Scott Ward. Adaptive seating in the management of neuromuscular and musculoskeletal impairment / Barbara Crane -- Prosthetics in rehabilitation. Etiology of amputation / Caroline C. Nielsen. Conservative management of the high-risk foot / Carolyn B. Kelly. Amputation surgeries for the lower limb / Judith L. Pepe and Michelle M. Lusardi. Postoperative and preprosthetic care / Michelle M. Lusardi. Prosthetic feet / John Fergason. Postsurgical management of partial foot and syme amputation / Edmond Ayyappa. Transtibial prostheses / Gary M. Berke. Rehabilitation of persons with recent transtibial amputation / Julie D. Ries and Victor G. Vaughan. Transfemoral prostheses / Richard Psonak. Rehabilitation for persons with transfemoral amputation / David M. Thompson. Prosthetic options for persons with high-level and bilateral amputation / John W. Michael. Rehabilitation for children with limb deficiencies / Joan E. Edelstein. Prosthetic options for persons with upper extremity amputation / John R. Zenie. Rehabilitation for persons with upper extremity amputation / Margaret Wise.


Lusardi, Michelle M. and Caroline C. Nielsen, eds. Orthotics and Prosthetics in Rehabilitation. 2nd ed. St. Louis: Saunders Elsevier, 2007.

ISBN 978-0750674799

Foreword by Michael J. Emery. Chapters by Donna Bowers and Victor Vaughn.





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St. Louis


Saunders Elsevier