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Therapy for Amputees - Barbara Engstrom

Therapy for Amputees

By: Barbara Engstrom (Editor), Catherine Van de Ven (Editor)

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Published: 17th May 1999
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Written for all those who work with amputees, this book addresses all aspects of care and rehabilitation for this group of clients. The approach of the book is practical and easy to follow making it appropriate for use by the amputees themselves and those caring for them at home. It addresses the day to day problems of rehabilitation therapists and their clients in a practical way and considers the provision of care and rehabilitation for amputees as it is managed today. Originally published under the title "Physiotherapy for Amputees - the Roehampton Approach" this new edition takes a broad team approach to this area of rehabilitation which reflects current practice. It acknowledges that the majority of clients now receive rehabilitation therapy in the general hospital setting or at home in the community.

Introduction
Pre-Operative Assessment
Early Postoperative Treatment
Exercise Programme
Early Mobility
Assessment for Prosthetic Rehabilitation
Prosthetic Services for the Amputee
Normal Locomotion and Prosthetic Replacement
Gait Re-Education
The Hemipelvectomyand Hip Disarticulation Levels of Amputation
The Above-Knee Level of Amputation
The Through-Knee Level of Amputation
The Symes and Partial Foot Levels of Amputation
Advanced Function
Bilateral Amputees
Upper Limb Amputation and Congenital Limb Deficiency
General Advice to the Amputee
The Problem of Pain
Special Cases
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ISBN: 9780443059759
ISBN-10: 0443059756
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 17th May 1999
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.7 x 19.7  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.93
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised