Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release : 2013-01-01
ISBN : 0323091040
Language : En, Es, Fr & De
Book Description :
Emphasizes the development of clinical reasoning skills, describing the components of the evaluation process and addressing how to decide what to evaluate. Covers a broad array of common diagnoses seen in hand therapy, including shoulder and elbow disorders, peripheral nerve problems, wrist and hand fractures, tendonitis and tendonosis, finger sprains and deformities, tendon injuries, arthritis, burns, infections, ganglion cysts, stiffness, Dupuytrens, and pediatric and geriatric hand problems. Diagnostic-specific information and treatment guidelines follow a consistent format: Overview Diagnosis and pathology Timelines and healing Anatomy Treatment (non-operative and/or operative) Questions to ask the doctor What to say to clients Evaluation tips Diagnosis-specific information that affects clinical reasoning Tips from the field Precautions and concerns Role of therapy assistants Case examples Offers topics to use as mental prompts when working in the clinical setting: Questions to ask the doctor What to say to clients Tips from the field Precautions and concerns Over 400 illustrations in the text and on the CD demonstrate important concepts. Case studies in the common diagnoses chapters demonstrate the use of clinical reasoning and highlight the "human" side of each client encounter. Clinical pearls and precautions share advice from the author and contributors, learned from years of clinical experience. Describes the role of the therapy assistant with the client, showing how the therapy assistant may be included in the therapy process. Glossary includes key terms from the text, offering easy access to definitions of key terms. CD provides samples of hand therapy exercises and clinical forms that may be used with clients.