Care of the Combat Amputee

Care of the Combat Amputee

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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.Vocational rehabilitation (VR) refers both to the overarching goal of returning an individual to gainful employment after he or she acquires a disability, and to a complex process of assessment, counseling, support services, and retraining that should begin, at least conceptually, shortly ... function through the provision of postemployment services; a€c use computerized systems for consumer job placementanbsp;...

Title:Care of the Combat Amputee
Author:Paul F. Pasquina, Rory A. Cooper
Publisher:Government Printing Office - 2009


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