Rehabilitation for the Postsurgical Orthopedic Patient
1 Jan 2012
With detailed descriptions of orthopedic surgeries, "Rehabilitation for the Postsurgical Orthopedic Patient, 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, "Rehabilitation for the Postsurgical Orthopedic Patient" provides valuable insights into the use of physical therapy in the rehabilitation process.