Building on the strengths of Amputations and Prosthetics 2nd Edition, Doctors Bella J. May and Margery Lockard have joined forces to deliver—with superb clarity—a research-based, problem-solving approach to prosthetics and orthotics.
A clinical focus with unfolding case studies, stimulating questions, and an outstanding art program of 550 photographs and line illustrations make important concepts easy to understand and apply. You’ll also find a discussion, unique to this text, of the pathology of what necessitates amputations and why you would choose one prosthetic/orthotic over another.
- Discusses the latest advances and technological developments in prosthetics, and orthotics.
- Presents current research throughout the text, with references for further reading.
- Follows the APTA’s Guide to Physical Therapist Practice and appropriate national function terminology.
- Features chapters on upper extremity prosthetics and upper extremity orthotics in addition to lower limb.
- Offers pediatric content throughout the text, where appropriate
- Emphasizes clinical problem solving and the decision making process to prepare readers for patient management.
- Guides learning with learning objectives, flow charts, case studies, and stimulating questions in each chapter.
- Provides a “user friendly” approach for therapists who may not be experts in these areas.
Table of Contents
I. Foundation for Prosthetics/Orthotic Practice
1. Introduction to Prosthetics & Orthotics
2. Biomechanical Principles in Prosthetics and Orthotics
3. Psychosocial Issues
II. Amputations & Prostheses
4. Amputation Surgery of the Lower Extremity
5. Postsurgical Management
6. Prosthetic Components
7. Lower Extremity Prosthetic Management
8. Other Levels of Amputation
9. The Child with an Amputation
10. Upper Extremity Amputations
11. Examinations for Orthotic Prescription and Check-out
12. Designing and Prescribing Orthoses
13. Shoes and Orthoses for Foot Impairments
14. Orthoses for Ankle Impairments
15. Orthoses for Knee Impairments
16. Orthoses for Paraplegia or Hip Impairments
17. Orthoses for Trunk, Cervical or Cranial Impairments
18. Orthoses for Upper Extremity Impairments
IV. Living with a Prosthesis/Orthosis
19. Training for Sports and Leisure
20. Clinical Decision-Making Prosthetics and Orthotics
By Bella J. May, EdD, PT, CEEAA, FAPTA, formerly of Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia; BJM Enterprises, Dublin, California and Margery A. Lockard, PT, PhD, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.