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AAOS Atlas of Orthoses and Assistive Devices

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.

Orthopedists, Hand Surgeons, PM&R physicians, Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists

Hardbound, 672 Pages

Published: June 2008

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-03931-4


  • SECTION ONE: BASICS (Section Editor: John W. Michael)


    Chapter 1: International Organziation for Standization (ISO) Terminology

    Chapter 2: The Orthotic Prescription

    Chapter 3: Materials Science

    Chapter 4: Principles of Fabrication

    Chapter 5: Normal and Pathological Gait

    SECTION TWO: SPINAL ORTHOSES (Section Editor: John R. Fisk)


    Chapter 6: Biomechanics of the Spine

    Chapter 7: Principles and Components of Spinal Orthoses

    Chapter 8: Orthoses for Spinal Pain

    Chapter 9: Orthoses for Spinal Deformities

    Chapter 10: Orthoses for Spinal Trauma and Postoperative Care

    Chapter 11: Orthoses for Osteoporosis

    SECTION 3: UPPER LIMB ORTHOSES (Section Editor: Mary Ann Keenan)


    Chapter 12: Biomechanics of the Upper Limb

    Chapter 13: Principles and Components of Upper Limb Orthoses

    Chapter 14: Upper Limb Orthoses for the Stroke and Brain-Injured Patient

    Chapter 15: Upper Limb Orthoses for the Person with Spinal Cord Injury

    Chapter 16: Orthoses for the Burned Hand

    Chapter 17: Orthoses for the Arthritic Hand and Wrist

    Chapter 18: Orthoses for Brachial Plexus Injuries

    Chapter 19: Functional Bracing of Selected Upper Limb Fractures

    Chapter 20: Protective Equipment to the Upper Limb in Sport

    Chapter 21: Orthoses for Overuse Disorders of the Upper Limb

    SECTION 4: LOWER LIMB ORTHOSES (Section Editor: Alberto Esquenazi)


    Chapter 22: Biomechanics of the Hip, Knee, and Ankle

    Chapter 23: Biomechanics of the Foot

    Chapter 24: Shoes and Shoe Modifications

    Chapter 25: Foot Orthoses

    Chapter 26: Principles and Components of Lower Limb Orthoses

    Chapter 27: Lower Limb Orthoses for Persons with Spinal Cord Injury

    Chapter 28: Orthoses in Total Joint Replacement

    Chapter 29: Knee Orthoses for Sports-Related Disorders

    Chapter 30: Orthotic Management of the Neuropathic and/or Dysvascular Patient

    Chapter 31: Orthoses for Persons with Postpolio Syndrome

    Chapter 32: Orthoses for Persons with Postpolio Sequelae

    Chapter 33: Lower Limb Orthoses for Persons Having Had a Stroke

    Chapter 34: Assessment and Othotic Management of Gait Dysfunction for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury

    SECTION 5: PEDIATRIC ORTHOSES (Section Editor: John D. Hsu)


    Chapter 35: Congenital and Acquired Disorders

    Chapter 36: Pediatric Hip Orthoses

    Chapter 37: Orthoses for the Muscle Disease Patient

    Chapter 38: Orthoses for Cerebral Palsy

    Chapter 39: Orthoses for Myelomeningocele

    Chapter 40: Cranial Orthoses

    SECTION 6: ASSISTIVE DEVICES (Section Editors: Sue Mukherjee & Debbie Gaebler)


    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


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