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Rehabilitation for the postsurgical orthopedic patient

With detailed descriptions of orthopedic surgeries, this 3rd Edition provides current, evidence-based guidelines to designing effective rehabilitation strategies. Coverage of each condition includes an overview of the orthopedic patient's entire course of treatment from pre- to post-surgery. For each phase of rehabilitation, this book describes the postoperative timeline, the goals, potential complications and precautions, and appropriate therapeutic procedures. New to this edition are a full-color design and new chapters on disc replacement, cartilage replacement, hallux valgus, and transitioning the running athlete. Edited by Lisa Maxey and Jim Magnusson, and with chapters written by both surgeons and physical therapists, this text provides valuable insights into the use of physical therapy in the rehabilitation process. New coverage of current orthopedic surgeries and rehabilitation includes topics such as disc replacement, cartilage replacement, hallux valgus, and transitioning the running athlete. New full-color design and illustrations visually reinforce the content. Updated Suggested Home Maintenance boxes in every chapter provide guidance for patients returning home. References linked to MEDLINE abstracts make it easy to access evidence-based information for better clinical decision-making
Print Book, English, ©2013
Elsevier/Mosby, St. Louis, Mo., ©2013