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Arthritis: Rational Therapy and Rehabilitation.

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By Swezey Robert L.. . 242 pages. W. B. Saunders Company; , Philadelphia, London, and Toronto: , 1978.. Price, $15.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1979;90(3):483. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-90-3-483_2
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Primary and adjunctive rehabilitation therapies are emphasized and expanded, particularly the rationale for exercise therapy and the status of various therapeutic methods for pain relief. Not recapitulated are the pharmacologic and surgical approaches and the nature of rheumatologic diseases.

Evaluation of function, rationales, and methods in exercise therapy; joint protection; mobility and movement barriers; methods for pain relief; psychosocial, educational, and recreational aspects; and splints, braces, shoes, and corsets are concisely presented and critically reviewed in individual chapters. Each chapter is followed by a selected bibliography by topic, and the excellent complete bibliography precedes the index. Numerous understandable and helpful


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