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Fundamentals of Amputation Care and Prosthetics

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Fundamentals of Amputation Care and Prosthetics

SKU# 9781936287703

Author: Douglas Murphy MD


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Written by experienced physiatrists, prosthetists, and therapists, this book provides an introduction to the field of amputee care and prosthetics. Dedicated chapters guide you through prescription of prostheses for the various levels and types of amputations in both the lower and upper extremity and address recent advances in functionality and safety. Pre- and post-operative care, prosthetic troubleshooting, gait issues and medical management of the residual limb are also addressed. With concise key information highlighted throughout, this handbook is a welcome point of care resource or study tool for trainees and practitioners in any field who work with amputees to restore function and help enrich the lives of these individuals.

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 excellent transitional book for residents or ready reference for experienced practitioners

Product Details 

  • Publication Date August 28, 2013
  • Page Count 248
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781936287703
  • EISBN 9781617051197

Table of Contents 

1. History of Amputation: From the Past to the Present
2. Physical Exam
3. Levels of Amputation
4. Pre- and Post-Operative Amputee Care: Readiness For Fitting
5. Rehab Post Surgery
6. Definitive or ìPermanentî Prosthesis
7. Lower Extremity Prosthetic Componentry
8. Partial Foot Amputation
9. The Symes Amputation and Prosthetic Options
10. Transtibial Amputations
11. Knee Disarticulation Prosthesis Criteria
12. Transfemoral Prosthetic Prescription
13. Hip Disarticulation and Hemipelvectomy Amputation and Prostheses
14. Prosthetic Considerations for Patients with Partial Hand Amputation
15. Prosthetic Prescriptions for Long Transradial Amputations
16. Prosthetic Prescriptions for Short Transradial Amputations
17. Prosthetic Prescriptions for Transhumeral Amputations
18. Shoulder Disarticulation and Forequarter Amputation
19. Normal Human Gait
20. Gait Deviations after Limb Loss
21. Medical Management of the Residual Limb