This comprehensive text is the perfect resource for use in the classroom, during labs, and in clinical practice for both occupational and physical therapists. Additionally, it is a great reference for those studying to become a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT). Orthotic Intervention for the Hand and Upper Extremity: Splinting Principles and Process superbly highlights anatomical and mechanical principles; discusses associated indications and precautions; and promotes clinical reasoning skills by presenting various patient examples, therefore allowing you to confidently utilize techniques in clinical practice.
This updated third edition is divided into the following sections: fundamentals necessary for successful orthotic fabrication, additional intervention methods, and orthoses for specific diagnoses and patient populations. Now with a larger format for more generous pattern appreciation, as well as incorporated and revised evidence-based content from an expanded list of contributing authors, it remains the go-to resource for every level of usage.
- New Chapters on Relative Motion Orthoses, Prosthetics, Orficast, Delta-Cast, and Tendon & Nerve Transfers.
- Fabrication Process Manual is a separate supplemental resource including comprehensive step-by-step directions for more than 60 orthoses in addition to dozens more orthosis options included within the Clinical and Expert Pearls.
- Full-color photographs of actual patients provide hundreds of new clinical examples demonstrating the direct link to clinical practice.
- Larger Format of textbook allowing for larger images and additional content.
- Addition of Expert Pearls generously shared by dozens of hand therapy experts from around the world including unique orthotic ideas, tips, and material usage.
- Field Notes written by chosen clinical experts highlighting a unique perspective on that chapter’s content.
- FAQs list common questions therapists have related to orthotic fabrication and other intervention strategies for a specific patient population.
- Respected Surgeons contributed their thoughts highlighting the important collaborative relationship between a surgeon and hand therapist.
- Instructional Videos, Printable Patterns, and additional resources for students and instructors available via thePoint.
- MaryLynn Jacobs
Noelle M. Austin MS, PT, CHT
Upper Extremity Therapist, The Orthopaedic Group, Hamden, CT