|Author||: Karen Atkinson|
|Publisher||: Elsevier Health Sciences|
|Total Pages||: 374|
|Rating||: 4/5 (66 Downloads)|
Book excerpt: Drawing on their many years of experience in various orthopaedic settings, the authors of this valuable resource describe how to apply clinical reasoning to a diverse range of patient problems. The content of the book progresses logically from normal to abnormal findings and from simple to complex conditions. Engaging case studies and self-assessment sections help readers develop a reasoned and logical approach to the management of orthopaedic patients. Chapter summaries emphasize key areas of importance. Case studies illustrate problem-solving approaches and demonstrate how to manage specific client groups. Objectives and prerequisites are included for each section, alerting readers to what they should know before and after reading. Reading and practice assignments include recommended prerequisite knowledge and experience. Well-illustrated text includes line diagrams, photographs, and radiographs to clarify important concepts. New chapters on Hydrotherapy and Gait present current knowledge on these areas. Chapters have been updated to include more information on the upper limb. Chapters on Decision Making and Clinical Reasoning in Orthopaedics and Gait Analysis in the Clinical Situation have been thoroughly updated and revised.