Designed for the busy practitioner seeking quick answers when diagnosing and treating common-and not so common-disorders. Each volume in the series focuses on a key area of rehabilitation medicine and breaks down the problems, treatments, and expected results into succinct facts, organized alphabetically and presented in bullet-pint style for quick reference in the office or clinic. Whether the practitioner needs to look up a diagnostic question, neurorehabiliation complication, or sports intervention, this series provides the answers.
Geriatric Rehabilitation will cover assessment and treatment of a multitude of rehabilitation issues as they uniquely affect older adults and the elderly. The AAPM&R broadly defines three categories of geriatric rehabilitation-problems of normal aging due to disuse and deconditioning, cardiovascular problems like vascular disease and stroke, and skeletal problems including osteoporosis and osteoarthritic conditions such as knee and hip replacements. In addition, those proving care to this population must deal with complicating factors such as the presence of multiple medical conditions, dementia and other neurologic/psychiatric problems, medication differences in the elderly, co-existence of major disease like cancer, etc. A complete list of topics will be drawn up by the editors in consultation with the series editor, but there should be no lack of material here. According to the series editor, this is a popular topic-the market is "broad, but shallow, which is why a quick reference book will be well received." Geriatric Rehabilitation features:
Consistent approach allows readers to find information they need rapidly Comprehensive coverage of all important topics in PM&R Multi-specialty editorship and authorship ensures issues of relevance to all rehabilitation team members are addresses Focuses on clinical management-provides hands-on, practical guidance for all types of interventions and therapies Pitfalls, Red Flags, Complications, and Helpful Hints help guard against unwanted sequelae read more