Here's all the guidance you need to overcome the most difficult musculoskeletal problems using orthoses and assistive devices! With new coverage of postpolio syndrome, cranial orthoses, and now incorporating the perspectives of renowned physiatrists, this is a one-stop rehabilitation resource. Tips and Pearls in every chapter and a new 2-color format make accessing information a snap.
Includes Chapters on biomechanics of spine, upper limb and hand and lower limb to help you understand the factors that determine the orthoses available for these joints.
Incorporates chapters on the Orthotic Prescription, Strength and Materials, and the Normal and Pathologic Gait help you understand your role in the rehabilitative process.
Contains information about the specific science behind the construction of orthoses-perfect for the Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist and the interested physician.
Carries the authority and approval of AAOS, the preeminent orthopaedic professional society.
New to this Edition
Uses a new 2-color format to make the book easier to use and information easier to retain.
Includes Tips and Pearls boxes in every chapter so you can quickly access expert guidance.
Contains new chapters on: Orthoses for Persons with Postpolio Paralysis; Orthoses for Persons with Postpolio Syndromes; and Cranial Orthoses.
Incorporates evidence-based recommendations into the chapters on spinal, upper- and lower-limb orthoses to help you select the most proven approach for your patients.
Chapter 41: Appropriate Technologies for Assistive Devices in Low-Income Countries
Chapter 42: Canes, Crutches, and Walkers
Chapter 43: Wheeled Mobility for Disabled Children and Adults
Chapter 44: Seating and Positioning for Disabled Children and Adults
Chapter 45: Wheelchair Prescription in International
Chapter 46: Communication Devices and Electronic Aids to Activities of Daily Living
Chapter 47: Sports Adaptations for the Physically Challenged Athlete
Chapter 48: Driving and Related Asisitve Devices
Chapter 49: Robotics
Chapter 50: Research and Future Trends
By John D. Hsu, MD, Chairman, Department of Surgery (Retired), Chief of Orthopaedics, Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Downey, CA; John Michael, President and CEO, CPO Services, Inc., Contributing Editor, Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics, Portage, IN and John Fisk, MD, Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL