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Casebook of Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Including Virtual Reality

Authors: Ip, David

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  • Highlights the uses of the computer in the field of orthopedic surgery
  • Details the increasing importance of virtual reality in orthopedics
  • Emphasizes the emerging importance of tele-rehabilitation, especially for patients in rural areas
  • Covers the new paradigm shift in other fields of orthopedics, like osteoporosis
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This book is a companion text to Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Assessment, and Enablement by the same author, but can be used independently.

Section 1 serves to illustrate through real-life examples the rehabilitation ideas and principles taught in the companion text, ranging from conditions seen daily by the orthopedic surgeon or primary care physician like knee and hip osteoarthritis or plantar fasciitis; through more challenging conditions like hamstring injury rehabilitation or heterotrophic ossification; to recent paradigm shifts in the management of osteoporosis and new technologies like vertebral fracture assessment using state-of-the-art DXA machines, hypergravity stimulation therapy, and many more.

In Section 2, the author introduces the reader to the vast number of applications of computers in orthopedic surgery, with special emphasis on the emerging importance of virtual reality in all aspects of orthopedics, ranging from pre-operative planning, pre-operative surgical practice on virtual patients, and virtual wayfinding and navigation; through intra-operative virtual bone structure modeling to enhance accuracy; to, most importantly, post-operative or non-operative rehabilitation of orthopedic conditions using these new computer techniques. The book ends by stressing the importance of telerehabilitation, an increasingly important tool for ensuring that even patients living in remote rural areas can have the chance to participate in rehabilitation guided by a therapist through the use of a virtual environment and teleconferencing.

Table of contents (41 chapters)

Table of contents (41 chapters)
  • New Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry Machines (iDXA) and Vertebral Fracture Assessment (VFA)

    Pages 3-9

  • Hyper-gravity Stimulation Therapy

    Pages 11-15

  • Lady Having Difficulty in Controlling the Computer Mouse

    Pages 17-20

  • Whiplash-associated Neck Disabilities

    Pages 21-29

  • Sizable Cartilage Defect in a Professional Footballer

    Pages 31-35

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-540-74427-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $84.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-540-74426-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Casebook of Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Book Subtitle
Including Virtual Reality
Authors
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-74427-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-74427-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-74426-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 330
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