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Casebook of Orthopedic Rehabilitation

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This book is a companion text to Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Assessment, and Enablement by the same author, but can be used indepen... Weiterlesen
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This book is a companion text to Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Assessment, and Enablement by the same author, but can be used independently. Through real life examples, it illustrates the rehabilitation ideas and principles taught in the companion text, ranging from conditions seen daily by the orthopedic surgeon or primary care physician to more challenging conditions. It also covers newer paradigm shifts in the management of osteoporosis and new technologies. In addition, the book highlights the uses of the computers and virtual reality in the field of orthopedic surgery. Coverage ends by stressing the importance of tele-rehabilitation.

As the name implies, this casebook contains a series of clinical cases on various topics in orthopedic rehabilitation that the author encountered over his 23 years of practice ranging from the extremely common co- ditions like knee arthritis, to newer technologies evolved in the recent years including the use of smart materials in orthopedics, hypergravity stimulation therapy, and virtual reality. Many of us must have encountered difcult real life hurdles to - habilitation in real clinical practice in which patients have difculty in coming back for rehabilitation either because they live very far away, or they do not really have adequate time, or they simply only agree for home-based rehabilitation for various reasons. In these case scenarios, no matter how good a protocol one has on hand, it will be difcult to achieve the expected result. When the author was still young, he made the common mistake of accepting lesser outcomes from these patients saying to myself that it is a question of compliance. However, with large strides in computer engineering, even rural district patients can have acceptable rehabilitation as long as they have a telephone line and the right computer hardware and sofware and input-output devices to - fect tele-rehabilitation via the aid of virtual reality rather than just rel- y ing on video conferencing alone.

Section I.- New Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry Machines (iDXA) and Vertebral Fracture Assessment (VFA).- Hyper-gravity Stimulation Therapy.- Lady Having Difficulty in Controlling the Computer Mouse.- Whiplash-associated Neck Disabilities.- Sizable Cartilage Defect in a Professional Footballer.- Functional Knee Complaints in a Child with Cerebral Palsy.- Hamstrings Injuries in a Professional Sprinter.- Was it Simply Tachycardia or Something More Sinister?.- A Lady with Intractable Heel Pain.- Hip Swelling after Combined TBI and SCI.- Consultation for a Third Opinion on Bone Health.- Was It Really Another Case of Tennis Elbow?.- A Patient Requesting an Oxford Uni for his knee OA.- Bisphosphonates and Peri-prosthetic Osteolysis.- A Young Engineer with Disabling Sciatic Pain.- The Wonder Drug Glucosamine.- Hyaluronan for Knee OA, Facts Vs. Myths.- High Heels Woes.- Silent Bone Loss and Vitamin D Insufficiency.- A Professor Suffering from OA Knee Pain.- New Physical Sign in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.- Kinesiophobia.- Breakthrough Fracture While on Bisphosphonates.- Can Back Pain Be Predicted?.- Enthusiasm for Non-fusion Technology for Discogenic Back Pain.- Extra Busy Banker Troubled by Subacute Back Pain, Yet No Time for Physiotherapy.- Metal-on-Metal Hip Surface Replacement.- A Young Lady with AVN after SARS.- An Athlete Going for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction with Little Time for Rehabilitation.- The Office Lady with Neck, Shoulder, Arm, and Back Pain.- Bone Health and Space Travel.- Crouch Gait.- Non-healing Diabetes Mellitus Heel Ulcer.- Cervical Disc Replacement.- Intractable Lateral Epicondylitis.- Chronic LBP in a Laborer Whose Job Requires Repeated Lifting.- Stiffness after Flexor Tendon Repair.- Postpartum Sacroiliac Joint Pain.- Use of Smart Materials in Orthopedics.- Section II.- General Introduction.- Real Life Applications.


Titel: Casebook of Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Untertitel: Including Virtual Reality
EAN: 9783540744276
ISBN: 978-3-540-74427-6
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Wasserzeichen
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Herausgeber: Springer
Genre: Medizin
Anzahl Seiten: 330
Veröffentlichung: 08.12.2007
Jahr: 2007
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 3.0 MB