Atlas of Orthoses and Assistive Devices

Atlas of Orthoses and Assistive Devices

5th Edition - November 24, 2017

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  • Authors: Joseph Webster, Douglas Murphy
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323483230
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323554268

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Advances in the material sciences, 3D printing technology, functional electrical stimulation, smart devices and apps, FES technology, sensors and microprocessor technologies, and more have lately transformed the field of orthotics, making the prescription of these devices more complex than ever before. Atlas of Orthoses and Assistive Devices, 5th Edition, brings you completely up to date with these changes, helping physiatrists, orthopaedic surgeons, prosthetists, orthotists, and other rehabilitation specialists work together to select the appropriate orthotic device for optimal results in every patient.

Key Features

  • Provides an introduction to Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) systems relating to Assistive Technology (AT) systems and orthotics.
  • Includes Key Points in every chapter so you can quickly access expert guidance.
  • Maintains a valuable balance of content that is essential for both physiatrists and orthopaedic surgeons.

Table of Contents

  • Section 1. Basics

    Section 1 Introduction

    1. The Orthotic Prescription

    2. Materials Science

    3. Principles of Fabrication

    4. Principles of Normal and Pathologic Gait

    Section 2. Spinal Orthoses

    Section 2 Introduction

    5. Biomechanics of the Spine

    6. Principles and Components of Spinal Orthoses

    7. Orthoses for Spinal Pain

    8. Orthoses for Spinal Deformities

    9. Orthoses for Spinal Trauma and Postoperative Care

    10. Orthoses for Osteoporosis


    Section 3. Upper Limb Orthoses

    Section 3 Introduction

    11. Biomechanics of the Upper Limb

    12. Principles and Components of Upper Limb Orthoses

    13. Upper Limb Orthoses for the Stroke and Brain-Injured Patient

    14. Upper limb Orthoses for Persons with Spinal Cord Injury and Brachial Plexus Injuries

    15. Orthoses for the Burned Hand

    16. Orthotic Considerations for Arthritis and Overuse Syndromes in the Upper Extremity

    17. Functional Bracing of Selected Upper Limb Fractures

    Section 4. Lower Limb Orthoses

    Section 4 Introduction

    18. Biomechanics of the Hip, Knee, and Ankle

    19. Foot Biomechanics

    20. Shoes and Shoe Modifications

    21. Foot Orthoses

    22. Lower Limb Orthoses

    23. Lower Limb Orthoses for Persons with Spinal Cord Injury

    24. Orthoses in Total Joint Arthroplasty

    25. Knee Orthoses for Sports-Related Issues

    26. Orthotic Management of Neuropathic and Dysvascular Feet

    27. Orthotic Management of Polio and Postpolio Syndrome

    28. Lower Limb Orthoses for Persons Who Have Had a Stroke

    29. Assessment and Orthotic Management of Gait Dysfunction in Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury

    Section 5. Pediatric Orthoses

    Section 5 Introduction

    30. Congenital and Acquired Disorders

    31. Pediatric Hip Orthoses

    32. Orthoses for the Muscle Disease Patient

    33. Orthoses for Cerebral Palsy

    34. Orthoses for Myelomeningocele

    35. Cranial Remolding Orthoses

    Section 6. Assistive Devices

    Section 6 Introduction

    36. Canes, Crutches, and Walkers

    37. Wheeled Mobility: Evaluation for Orthotic Seating and Positioning

    38. Wheeled Mobility: Device Prescription and Care

    39. Wheelchair and Assistive Device Considerations for Remote Settings

    40. Communication Devices and Electronic Aids

    41. Sports Adaptations and Assistive Devices for Recreation

    42. Driving and Related Assistive Devices

    43. Neuromuscular Stimulation

    44. Exoskeletal Assisted Rehabilitation after Spinal Cord Injury

    45. Future Trends and Research in Orthoses

Product details

  • No. of pages: 480
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2018
  • Published: November 24, 2017
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323483230
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323554268

About the Authors

Joseph Webster

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Amputation Care, Clinician, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Richmond, Virginia

Douglas Murphy

Dr. Douglas Murphy is a highly respected Medical Director of the Regional Amputation Center Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond VA. Co-editor of our key text on ‘Atlas of Orthoses and Assistive Devices’, Dr Murphy is an expert in the field of robotic rehabilitation. His research interests include Brain Computer Interface and Prosthetics, Amputee Gait Deviations, Telemedicine, Prosthetics, and EMG.

Affiliations and Expertise

RAC Medical Director, Central Virginia Veterans Health Center, Richmond, Virginia

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