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  • ISBN: 9780127845753
  • ISBN10: 0127845755

Serial Casts: Their Use in the Management of Spasticity-Induced Foot Deformity

by Cusick, Beverly D.

  • List Price: $31.00
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Psychological Corporation
  • Publish date: 12/01/2007
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Description: This complete how-to manual describes the rationale and techniques for serial casting. Numerous photographs and drawings make the step-by-step procedures clear and easy to follow. Use this manual as a handy reference to guide you through the entire process of serial casting.

The casting techniques were developed over a 10-year period of clinical practice and are effective for managing spasticity-induced foot deformity in children with cerebral palsy or other central nervous system deficits, as well as adults with head injury.

The book discusses normal alignment and mobility of the foot and ankle, the benefits of serial casting, and indications and contraindications for use. In the section on techniques, the book demonstrates how to position the foot, prepare the patient, apply and remove the cast, and make a holding cast. Follow-up procedures are also presented.

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