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Handbook of Postsurgical Rehabilitation Guidelines for the Orthopedic Clinician, 1e

Handbook of Postsurgical Rehabilitation Guidelines for the Orthopedic Clinician, 1e
Author: HSS
ISBN 13: 9780323049399
ISBN 10: 323049397
Edition: 1
Publisher: Mosby
Publication Date: 2008-02-22
Format: Paperback
Pages: 464
List Price: $61.95

Providing a wealth of guidelines and background information on postsurgical rehabilitation of the orthopedic patient in a convenient format, this portable reference is the therapist’s first choice for a quick overview of the rehabilitation plan following orthopedic surgery.

  • Easy-to-follow phase-guideline boxes encapsulate crucial information for over 45 surgeries into phases of healing and rehabilitation covering goals, precautions, treatment strategies, and criteria for advancement — perfect for the busy clinical setting.
  • Quickly find and review the information you need with convenient bulleted rehabilitation guideline tables.
  • Succinct overviews of surgical procedures help you remember key details of surgical procedures.
  • Brief overviews of rehabilitation plans let you quickly review the principles and strategies of rehabilitation that promote healing and recovery from orthopedic surgical procedures.
  • Criteria for advancement help you determine when your patient is ready to advance to the next phase of rehabilitation.
  • Editors and contributors from one of the world’s most prestigious orthopedic hospitals provide authoritative guidance on orthopedic rehabilitation.

Doody Review Services

Reviewer:Steven Hoffman, PT,ATC,SCS(North Hills Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy)
Description:This book describes common orthopedic maladies clinicians are apt to see in their patients in the clinic and reviews rehabilitation guidelines for each injury.
Purpose:The purpose is to offer clinicians a step-by-step process for rehabilitation of different orthopedic injuries following surgery. The authors are experienced clinicians who work for the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York and they describe the approaches the institution follows for the various injuries. They aspire to offer quick solutions for patient care, based on their experiences. In this regard, they have met their objectives, although I don't think that this book is necessary. There are many books on the market offering rehabilitation guidelines following surgery, and this one does not offer any more insight than those already published.
Audience:This book is intended for physical therapists and any other individuals involved in the rehabilitation of patients with orthopedic injuries. It is best suited for seasoned practitioners, as I worry that novices will not know how to interpret this information and may use it as a cookbook.
Features:Brief descriptions of the surgical procedures for injuries such as total joint replacement, fractures, ligament reconstruction, and sports injuries are presented. Rehabilitation guidelines are described for each of these injuries including goals, precautions, and treatment strategies based on the time frame of recovery. The book has some merits, in that it is compact and easy to follow. However, there are no pictures or graphs, which would be helpful when clarifying an injury or surgical procedure.
Assessment:The book is relatively simple and serves as a quick reference for the orthopedic rehabilitation specialist, but there are better books on the market that have more advanced descriptions of surgery and guidelines for patient recovery based on physiologic healing principles. I commend the authors for their work, but I don't see where this book offers anything new to the rehabilitation literature. I don't think that most rehabilitation facilities or physical therapists need to purchase this book.