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Specialty Update   |    
What’s New in Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
Keith Baldwin, MD, MSPT, MPH1; Surena Namdari, MD, MSc2; Harish Hosalkar, MD3; David A. Spiegel, MD1; Mary Ann Keenan, MD2
1 Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 34th and Civic Center Boulevard, 2 Wood Building, Philadelphia, PA 19104. E-mail address for K. Baldwin: baldwink@email.chop.edu
2 Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce Street, 2 Silverstein Building, Philadelphia, PA 19104
3 Rady Children’s Hospital, University of California, San Diego, 3030 Children’s Way, Suite 410, San Diego, CA 92123
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Copyright © 2012 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2012 Nov 21;94(22):2106-2111. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.L.00948
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Orthopaedic rehabilitation is a subspecialty that involves the care of patients who have complex musculoskeletal problems that are often global in nature and stretch beyond the function of one joint. Rehabilitation combines biomechanics and biology in a unique manner that focuses on improving the patient’s functional outcome and overall well-being. As a result, the principles espoused by this field are relevant to every orthopaedic surgeon’s practice.
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