Lower-Limb Prosthetics and Orthotics: Clinical Concepts

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Lower-Limb Prosthetics and Orthotics: Clinical Concepts

Author: Joan Edelstein, Alex Moroz
Pages: 224
Publisher: Slack Incorporated
Publication Date: 2010


Lower-Limb Prosthetics and Orthotics: Clinical Concepts is a comprehensive overview of lower-limb prosthetics and orthotics, covering normal and pathological gait, lower-limb biomechanics, clinical applications, as well as prosthetic and orthotic designs and components.

Joan Edelstein and Alex Moroz have written Lower-Limb Prosthetics and Orthotics with the clinician’s perspective in mind. Clinical management is incorporated throughout the text, including basic surgical concepts, postoperative management, preprosthetic care, and training in the use of devices. Additionally, this text incorporates unique features relevant to physicians such as prescription writing and prosthetic and orthotic construction and modification, as well as, the latest research regarding energy consumption and long-term utilization of prostheses.
Chapters Include:
  • Orthotics in neuromuscular diseases
  • Orthotics in pediatrics
  • Functional expectations
  • Gait and activities training
  • Transtibial and transfemoral prostheses and components
  • Transtibial and transfemoral biomechanics, evaluation, and gait analysis
  • Disarticulations and Bilateral Amputations
With over 150 line drawings and photographs to supplement the text, Lower-Limb Prosthetics and Orthotics: Clinical Concepts is ideal for clinicians in the fields of physical medicine and rehabilitation, orthopedics, vascular surgery, physical therapy and occupational therapy.