Occupational Therapy in Orthopaedics and Trauma
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This book fills a gap in providing specialist information on orthopaedics and trauma occupational therapy. Its contributors bring together information on the aetiology, surgical input and the occupational therapy intervention appropriate to this client group. It is divided into two main sections, the first being orthopaedics and the second orthopaedic trauma. The first part is further subdivided to cover lower limb surgery, upper limb surgery, spinal conditions, and paediatric orthopaedic conditions. In Part two, principles of fracture management are covered, followed by pelvic and acetabular reconstruction, hand injuries and traumatic amputation.


Madeleine Mooney is Senior Occupational Therapist at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust in Liverpool, UK. She is past Chair of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section: Trauma and Orthopaedics (1999 - 2004).

Claire Ireson is Learning Environment Lead for Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, UK. She is former Head of Occupational Therapy Services at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre NHS Trust, Oxford and past Chair of the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section: Trauma and Orthopaedics (2004 - 2008).


List of Contributors.





1 Principles of orthopaedic surgery (Neil M. Orpen).

2 Orthopaedic surgery for the lower limb (Neil M. Orpen).

3 Occupational therapy following elective lower limb surgery (Alis Moores).

4 Orthopaedic surgery for the upper limb (Oliver Pearce).

5 Occupational therapy following elective upper limb surgery (Julie Upton).

6 Spinal conditions: management and occupational therapy (Heather McDowell).

7 Paediatric orthopaedic surgery (Andrew M. Wainwright).

8 Occupational therapy for paediatric orthopaedic conditions (Natalie Evans).


9 Principles of fracture management (Chris Harris).

10 Occupational therapy within orthopaedic trauma (Madeleine Mooney).

11 Pelvic and acetabular fractures: management and occupational therapy (Dawn Miller).

12 Hand injuries (Neil Davidson and Daniel Brown).

13 Occupational therapy for hand injuries (Kerry Sorby).

14 Brachial plexus injury (Claire Ireson).

15 Traumatic amputation: management and occupational therapy (Fiona Carnegie).

Appendix: List of useful organisations.



"15 chapters that cover the treatment and management of musculoskeletal trauma and orthopedic conditions encountered in everyday practice." (Book News, December 2009)