Joan E. Edelstein and Alex Moroz.
PROSTHETICS AND ORTHOTICS: CLINICAL CONCEPTS
Bibliographic Data: ISBN: 978-1-55642-896-8; 2011 by SLACK Incorporated,
NJ, USA, 224 pages, hard cover (alk. paper), $55.95.
Subjects: Lower-Limb Prostheses, Lower-Limb Orthoses, Gait Analyses:
Normal, Pathological, and with Prosthesis, Functional Outcomes with Prosthetics
Reviewed by: Ufuk Sekir, MD, Assoc. Prof., Department of Sports Medicine,
Medical School of Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey.
Journal of Sports Science and Medicine (2011) 10, 235
Prosthetics and Orthotics: Clinical Concepts provides an extensive
overview about lower-limb prosthetics and orthotics. It encompasses
a wide range, including a summary of normal and pathologic gait, gait
analysis with lower-limb prostheses, detailed exploration of the care
of patients with lower-limb amputation, lower-limb biomechanics, clinical
applications, as well as prosthetic and orthotic designs and components.
goal of the book, as stated in the preface, is to present the broad
range of lower-limb prostheses and orthoses, ranging from relatively
simple devices to sophisticated computerized models. The authors hope
to inspire broader thinking about clinical management and a deeper
understanding of rehabilitation so that patients may achieve the highest
level of function and well being.
book is composed of 26 chapters, is richly illustrated with over 150
line drawings and photographs, and has essential references at the
end of each chapter. The following topics are addressed in the chapters:
1- "Normal Gait", 2- "Early Management", 3- "Transtibial
Prostheses", 4- "Transtibial Biomechanics", 5- "Transtibial
Static Evaluation", 6- "Transtibial Gait Analysis",
7- "Transfemoral Prostheses", 8- "Transfemoral Biomechanics",
9- "Transfemoral Static Evalua tion",
10- "Transfemoral Gait Analysis", 11- "Partial Foot
Amputations and Prostheses", 12- "Knee and Hip Disarticulations
and Prostheses", 13- "Bilateral Amputations and Prostheses",
14- "Prosthetic Gait and Activities Training", 15- "Lifelong
Management of Older Patients", 16- "Prosthetic Functional
Outcomes", 17- "Orthotic Principles", 18- "Shoes
and Foot Orthoses", 19- "Ankle-Foot Orthoses", 20-
"Knee-Ankle-Foot Orthoses", 21- "Hip-Knee-Ankle-Foot
and Higher Orthoses", 22- "Orthotic Static Evaluation",
23- "Pathological Gait Analysis", 24- "Orthotic Functional
Outcomes", 25- "Orthotics in Management of Musculoskeletal
and Neuromuscular Disorders", 26- "Pediatric Prosthetics
book is written for clinicians in the fields of physical medicine
and rehabilitation, orthopedics, vascular surgery, physical therapy,
and occupational therapy.
is a useful reference tool in the literature written about lower-limb
prosthetics and orthotics. It fully covers essential information across
a range of transtibial and transfemoral prostheses, components, biomechanics,
evaluation, and gait analysis. Furthermore, principles of orthotic
design, including their purposes, means of increasing the wearer's
comfort, advantages and drawbacks of a wide range of contemporary
materials and other design considerations are established. The book
concludes with a detailed discussion of orthotic management in patients
having musculoskeletal and neuromuscular disorders, and with an extended
presentation of both prostheses and orthoses in children. To my opinion,
I feel that this book will successfully fulfill the scarce information
in the literature about lower-limb prosthetics and orthotics.