Intended as a practical, pocket manual for ready reference, the authors cover all the fundamentals including amputations, pre- and post-operative care and rehabilitation, prosthesis fitting, and prosthetic componentry. Written by experienced physiatrists, prosthetists, and therapists at the McGuire VAMC regional Amputee Center of Excellence, this book provides an introduction to the field of amputee care and prosthetics. Dedicated chapters on prescription of prostheses for the various levels and types of amputations in both the lower and upper extremity provide state-of-the-art guidance. Prosthetic gait issues and medical management including residual limb concerns are also addressed. Formatted and concise with key information highlighted throughout, this handbook will be a welcome point of care resource or study tool for trainees and practitioners in any field involved in rehabilitation of amputees and prosthetics. Fundamentals of Amputation Care and Prosthetics features: concise, practical manual; covers the basics of upper and lower extremity amputee care and prosthetics; succinct presentation, well-illustrated; information is easy to find; portable; perfect for use on rounds or in the clinic; state-of-the-art distillation of current thinking and practice; and, excellent transitional book for residents or ready reference for experienced practitioners.

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Author(s)Douglas Murphy
Publish YearJanuary 2013