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Specialty Update   |    
What's New in Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
Harish Hosalkar, MD, MBMS(Orth), FCPS(Orth), DNB(Orth)1; Nirav K. Pandya, MD2; Jason E. Hsu, MD2; Atul F. Kamath, MD2; Mary Ann Keenan, MD2
1 Rady Children's Hospital, University of California, San Diego, 3030 Children's Way, Suite 410, San Diego, CA 92123. E-mail address: HHosalkar@rchsd.org
2 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce Street, Two Silverstein, Philadelphia, PA 19104. E-mail address for M.A. Keenan: maryann.keenan@uphs.upenn.edu
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Disclosure: In support of their research for or preparation of this work, one or more of the authors received, in any one year, outside funding or grants of less than $10,000 from Synthes Trauma, Syntaxin, Turner-White, DePuy, and Rady Children's Hospital. In addition, one or more of the authors or a member of his or her immediate family received, in any one year, payments or other benefits in excess of $10,000 or a commitment or agreement to provide such benefits from commercial entities (Synthes, Syntaxin, Wockhardt Pharmaceuticals, and Glaxo Pharmaceuticals).

Specialty Update has been developed in collaboration with the Board of Specialty Societies (BOS) of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Copyright ©2010 American Society for Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2010 Jul 21;92(8):1805-1812. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.J.00335
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Orthopaedic rehabilitation involves the care of patients who have complex musculoskeletal problems that are global in nature rather than being limited to one or two anatomic locations. It is a specialty that combines biomechanics and biology in a unique manner with an approach that focuses on improving the functional outcome for individuals with musculoskeletal disability through surgical and nonsurgical management. Orthopaedic rehabilitation comprises many traditional orthopaedic subspecialties, including amputation surgery, prosthetic and orthotic management, and the treatment of neuromuscular diseases, with a focus on the musculoskeletal system as a whole as well as on the linkages and couplings between bones, joints, muscles, and the nervous system.
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