Dynamic Chiropractic - October 7, 1994, Volume 12, Issue 21|
By Keith Innes, DCTitle: Principles and Practice of Electrotherapy, 3rd Edition Category: Doctor education Author: Joseph Kahn, PhD, PT Publication: Softcover, 194 pages, $39.95 Publisher: Churchill Livingstone Inc. (212) 206-5000
Dr. Joseph Kahn's list of credentials are far too numerous to mention, however they do include clinical assistant professor, department of physical therapy, State University of New York.
This text contains 11 chapters plus an appendix with two sections. After an "Introduction to Electrotherapy" where the emphasis is on a working knowledge of the physics of the modality, Dr. Kahn states four goals:
Interferential current has been around since Nemec first coined the term in 1952, but this text really does not explain the various types adequately and in fact ignores triheterodyne IFC, (available in Canada since 1986 and the USA since 1991).
This is one of the best texts written on the subject of electrotherapy. It should be the standard for other texts on this subject.
I rate this a 10 because I have 13 others on this topic and not one of them is the equal of Dr. Kahn's brilliant publication.
Innes Rating: 10
Stephen Savoie, DCTitle: Hand Pain and Impairment, 4th Edition Category: Doctor education Author: Rene Cailliet, MD Publication: Soft cover, 311 pages, $19.95 Publisher: F.A. Davis Company, 1915 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103, phone: (215) 568-2270
It would seem unlikely there are practitioners who have not heard of Dr. Cailliet. Over the years he has produced a number of excellent books dealing with various disorders of the musculoskeletal system, low back pain, neck and arm pain, and many others.
In this latest edition of Hand Pain and Impairment, Dr. Cailliet continues to provide those of us in the health professions with valuable tools for use in patient care. This edition has been updated and is more extensive in its coverage of hand complaints than the previous edition.
There has been a significant expansion in the number of illustrations complementing the section on functional anatomy. These illustrations include many which detail the examination procedures used to evaluate the hand. As in previous editions the illustrations are clear and uncluttered. They greatly complement the text material.
There are expanded sections in the area of carpal tunnel syndrome, especially in the area of bracing and surgical alternatives. There is discussion of the current surgical procedures used in many of the hand disorders. These are not detailed descriptions of surgical techniques, but rather an overview of the procedure, indications, and goals. It provides primary care providers with the type of information needed to assist in referring our patients when necessary.
The number of references listed in this fourth edition is expanded. One of the few criticisms of previous editions was the scarcity of references. This has been corrected in this edition.
With the increase in hand and wrist injuries in the work place from repetitive and accumulated trauma, this book will provide the practitioner with a ready, easy to use reference to hand problems. It is also priced within the range of most chiropractic students who would like to begin building a quality library of ready references.
For those who have used and enjoyed Dr. Cailliet's work in the past, Hand Pain and Impairment, fourth edition, should not be a disappointment.
Savoie Rating: 7.5