Key Features

  • 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.

Table of Contents

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

Introduction

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)

Introduction

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)

Introduction

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)

Introduction

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

Details

No. of pages:
672
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
Print ISBN:
9780323039314
Electronic ISBN:
9780323076319