Care of the Combat Amputee

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Borden Institute Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Paul F. Pasquina, Rory A. Cooper, Martha K. Lenhart
Government Printing Office, 2009 - Law - 739 pages
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This resource addresses all aspects of combat amputee care ranging from surgical techniques to long-term care, polytrauma and comorbidities such as traumatic brain injury and burns, pain management, psychological issues, physical and occupational therapy, VA benefits, prosthetics and adaptive technologies, sports and recreational opportunities, and return to duty and vocational rehabilitation.

Written by experts in the military, Veterans Administration, and private sector, the book provides a significant update to the field of rehabilitation, with comprehensive coverage of emerging approaches, techniques, and technologies for amputee care.

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Contents

Historical Perspectives on the Care of Service Members With Limb Amputations
19
Department of Veterans Affairs System of Care for the Polytrauma Patient
41
Returning to Duty After Major Limb Loss and the US Military Disability System
53
Overview of the Department of Veterans Affairs
67
Vocational Rehabilitation of the Combat Amputee
95
Military and Veteran Support Systems
105
General Surgical Principles for the Combat Casualty With Limb Loss
117
Special Surgical Considerations for the Combat Casualty With Limb Loss
153
Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
415
Physical Therapy for the Polytrauma Casualty With Limb Loss
451
Occupational Therapy for the Polytrauma Casualty With Limb Loss
493
Gait Analysis and Training of People With Limb Loss
535
Lower Limb Prosthetics
553
Lower Limb Prosthetics for Sports and Recreation
581
Upper Limb Amputation and Prosthetics Epidemiology Evidence and Outcomes
597
Upper Limb Prosthetics for Sports and Recreation
641

Medical Issues in the Care of the Combat Amputee
191
Pain Management Among Soldiers With Amputations
229
Psychiatric Intervention With the Orthopaedically Injured
265
Rehabilitation of Burn Casualties
277
Traumatic Brain Injury
399
Sports and Recreation Opportunities
669
Assistive Devices for Service Members With Disabilities
695
The Future of Artificial Limbs
721
Abbreviations and Acronyms
xxiii
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