This important new book focuses on the subject of cerebrovascular accidents. All physical therapists will benefit from this comprehensive examination of the pathologic and clinical features of common ischemic and hemorrhagic disorders that may culminate in the familiar signs and symptoms of stroke. The symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment alternatives available in the care of stroke patients are discussed. Each chapter thoroughly addresses various challenges in the management of stroke patients who are commonly encountered in hospitals, nursing homes, and rehabilitation settings, giving the reader an appreciation of the variability of involvement among stroke patients. The authors present illustrated case studies emphasizing common clinical situations in which stroke occurs and discuss the medical and surgical approaches to stroke management, including risks and complications which may occur following a stroke. Other issues include the factors underlying strength deficits in stroke patients, methods for measuring motor deficits, and causes, evaluation, and treatment of the hemiplegic shoulder.
Contents Diagnostic, Medical, and Surgical Approaches to Stroke Management