Develop the critical thinking skills you need to choose and fit effective orthoses for patients with hand injuries and functional deficits. As a combination workbook/textbook, Introduction to Orthotics, 5th Edition uses reader friendly language to cover the theory, design, and fabrication of orthopedic devices. Ideal for use in the classroom or in the clinical setting, it emphasizes upper extremity versus hand orthoses, with additional coverage of lower extremity orthotics and upper extremity prosthetics, and offers case studies promoting clinical reasoning and problem solving as well as an occupation-based approach. This new edition also demonstrates the fine detail of orthotics and equips you with a repertoire of skills and knowledge related to orthoses.
UNIT ONE: Orthotic Foundations 1. Foundations of Orthotics 2. Occupation-based Orthotic Intervention 3. Orthotic Processes, Tools, & Techniques 4. Anatomic and Biomechanical Principles related to Orthotic Provision 5. Clinical Examination for Orthotic Intervention 6. Clinical Reasoning for Orthotic Fabrication
UNIT TWO: Orthosis for Conditions and Populations 7. Orthoses for the Wrist 8. Thumb Immobilization Orthoses 9. Hand Immobilization Orthoses 10. Elbow and Forearm Immobilization Orthoses 11. Orthoses for the Shoulder 12. Orthotics for the Fingers 13. Mobilization Orthoses: Serial-static, Dynamic, and Static Progressive Orthoses 14. Orthotic Intervention for Nerve Injuries 15. Orthotic Provision to Manage Spasticity 16. Orthotic Intervention for Older Adults 17. Orthoses for the Pediatric Population
UNIT THREE: Topics Related to Orthosis 18. Lower Extremity Orthotics 19. Casting 20. Upper Extremity Prosthetics 21. Professional Issues related to Orthotic Provision
Glossary Appendix A Appendix B Appendix C
Lohman, Helene Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, Creighton University, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Omaha, NE, USA.