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Comprehensive Management of the Upper-limb Amputee

ISBN: 9781461281436 | 1461281431
Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Publisher: SPRINGER
Pub. Date: 9/1/2011

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This work is the first comprehensive guide to the rehabilitation of the upper limb amputee with the use of prostheses. The text covers the use of body powered as well as myoelectric prostheses in both children and adults. The book serves as a source book for clinical procedures as well as a reference work for assesssing the value of the various prosthetic devices. Written by internationally recognized contributors from the areas of orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery, rehabilitation/occupational therapy, prosthetics, and bioengineering, the book presents a historical perspective of the issues from surgical planning through prosthesis design, selection and therapy, and follow-up of patient compliance. The work also addresses the particular concerns of pain management and contains a special contribution on the implications for amputation in stroke and brachial plexus injury.

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