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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Board Review

Edited by Sara Cuccurullo, MD.

JFK Medical Center Consult Service, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute, Edison, New Jersey
New York: Demos Medical Publishing; .
ISBN-10: 1-888799-45-5


The Physical Medicine and Board Review Book will appeal to medical students, residents, and practicing physiatrists. The book concentrates on board-related concepts in the field of Rehabilitation Medicine. Residents will find the book essential in preparing for Part I and Part II of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Board Certification because it is one of the only books of its kind with major focus on board-related material giving a synopsis of up-to-date PM&R orthopedic, neurologic, and general medical information all in one place. Over 500 diagrams simplify material that is board pertinent. In this way, important concepts are clarified and reinforced through illustration. All of the major texts of this specialty have been referenced to give the board examinee the most timely and relevant information and recommended reading.


  • Acknowledgment
  • Contributors
  • Dedication
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Introduction: Board Certification
    • The Purpose of Certification
    • The Examination
    • Examination Admissibility Requirements
    • Content of the Examination
    • Part I (Computer-Based) Examination Outline
    • Question Format
    • Preparation for the Test
    • Helpful Resources
    • Day of the Examination
    • Part II Examination
    • Recertification
    • Content
    • Examination Application Process and Fees
    • Administration and Scoring
    • Notification of Results
    • Reporting CME Credits
    • Recertification Examination Prior to Certificate Expiration
    • The Certificate
  • Chapter 1. Stroke
    Richard Zorowitz, M.D., Edgardo Baerga, M.D., and Sara Cuccurullo, M.D.
    • Introduction
    • Basic Neuroanatomical Review of the Major Vessels Involved in Stroke
    • Types of Stroke
    • Diagnostic Studies
    • Treatment
    • Stroke Rehabilitation
    • References
    • Recommended Reading
  • Chapter 2. Traumatic Brain Injury
    Elie Elovic, M.D., Edgardo Baerga, M.D., and Sara Cuccurullo, M.D.
    • Introduction
    • Mechanism and Recovery of Head Injury
    • Disorders of Consciousness
    • Posturing Secondary to Head Injury
    • Predictors of Outcome after TBI
    • Medical Complications after TBI
    • Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Postconcussive Syndrome
    • References
    • Recommended Reading
  • Chapter 3. Rheumatology
    Thomas R. Nucatola, M.D., Eric Freeman, D.O., and David P. Brown, D.O.
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
    • Osteoarthritis (OA)
    • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA)
    • Juvenile Spondyloarthropathies
    • Seronegative Spondyloarthropathies
    • CTD (Connective Tissue Disorders) and Systemic Arthritic Disorders
    • Vasculitis
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Arthritis and Infectious Disorders
    • Deposition and Storage Disease
    • Other Systemic Diseases
    • Neuropathic Arthropathy (Charcot's Joint)
    • Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS)
    • Complex Regional Pain Disorder (CRPD)
    • Tendon Disorders
    • References
    • Recommended Reading
  • Chapter 4. Musculoskeletal Medicine
    David P. Brown, D.O., Eric D. Freeman, D.O., Sara Cuccurullo, M.D., and Ted L. Freeman, D.O.
    • Upper Extremities—Shoulder Region
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Upper Extremities—Elbow Region
    • Elbow Disorders
    • Upper Extremities—Wrist Region
    • Wrist Disorders
    • Upper Extremities—Hand Region
    • Hand Disorders
    • Lower Extremities—Hip
    • Hip Disorders
    • Lower Extremities—The Knee
    • Knee Disorders
    • Lower Extremities—The Lower Leg
    • Disorders of the Lower Leg
    • Lower Extremity—Ankle and Foot Region
    • Disorders of the Ankle
    • Foot Disorders
    • Toe Disorders: Hammer, Claw, and Mallet
    • Spine Rehabilitation
    • Disc Disorders
    • Bone Disorders of the Spine
    • Joint Disorders of the Spine
    • Soft Tissue Disorders of the Spine
    • Other Infectious Disorders of the Spine
    • Recommended Reading
  • Chapter 5. Electrodiagnostic Medicine and Clinical Neuromuscular Physiology
    Ted L. Freeman, D.O., Ernest Johnson, M.D., Eric D. Freeman, D.O., and David P. Brown, D.O.
    • Introduction
    • Basic Anatomy/Physiology
    • Pathophysiology
    • Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS)
    • Somatosensory Evoked Potentials (SSEP)
    • Basic Needle EMG
    • Radiculopathy
    • Plexopathy
    • Upper Limb Mononeuropathy
    • Lower Limb Mononeuropathy
    • Peripheral Neuropathy
    • Neuromuscular Junction Disorders
    • Myopathy
    • Motor Neuron Disease
    • Weakness: Differential Diagnosis
    • Recommended Reading
  • Chapter 6. Prosthetics and Orthotics
    Heikki Uustal, M.D. and Edgardo Baerga, M.D.
    • Gait Analysis
    • Prosthetics
    • Assistive Devices—Ambulation Aids
    • Shoes and Lower Limb Orthoses
    • Orthotics
    • Upper Limb Orthotics
    • Spinal Orthoses
    • Recommended Reading
    • References
  • Chapter 7. Spinal Cord Injuries
    Steven Kirshblum, M.D., Priscila Gonzalez, M.D., Sara Cuccurullo, M.D., and Lisa Luciano, D.O.
    • Epidemiology of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
    • Anatomy
    • Spinal Pathology
    • Classification of SCI
    • Medical Complications of SCI
    • Pain in the SCI Patinet
    • Pressure Ulcers
    • References
    • Recommended Reading
  • Chapter 8. Physical Modalities, Therapeutic Exercise, Extended Bedrest, and Aging Effects
    Thomas E. Strax, M.D., Priscila Gonzalez, M.D., and Sara Cuccurullo, M.D.
    • Physical Modalities
    • Therapeutic Exercise
    • Effects of Extended Bed Rest—Immobilization and Inactivity
    • Evaluation of Functional Independence
    • Physiologic Effects of Aging
    • References
    • Recommended Reading
  • Chapter 9. Pulmonary/Cardiac/Cancer Rehabilitation
    Priscila Gonzalez, M.D., Sara Cuccurullo, M.D., Iqbal Jafri, M.D., and Lisa Luciano, D.O.
    • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
    • Cardiac Rehabilitation
    • Cancer Rehabilitation
    • References
  • Chapter 10. Pediatric Rehabilitation
    Roger Rossi, D.O., Michael Alexander, M.D., and Sara Cuccurullo, M.D.
    • Genetics and Chromosomal Abnormalities
    • Development and Growth
    • Pediatric Limb Deficiencies
    • Diseases of the Bones and Joints
    • Connective Tissue and Joint Disease
    • Pediatric Burns
    • Pediatric Cancers
    • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
    • Cerebral Palsy (CP)
    • Spina Bifida
    • Neuromuscular Disease in Children
    • Recommended Reading
  • Chapter 11. Associated Topics in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Elie Elovic, M.D., Edgardo Baerga, M.D., Steven Kirshblum, M.D., Lisa Luciano, D.O., David S. Rosenblum, M.D., Barbara Hoffer, D.O., Sara Cuccurullo, M.D., Alan Young, D.O., and Leslie Lazaroff, D.O.
    • Spasticity
    • Movement Disorders
    • Wheelchairs
    • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
    • Osteoporosis
    • Rehabilitation of Burn Injuries
    • Spasticity and Movement Disorders Recommended Reading
    • Wheelchairs Recommended Reading
    • Multiple Sclerosis References
    • Multiple Sclerosis Recommended Reading
    • Osteoporosis Recommended Reading
    • Burns Recommended Reading
  • Epilogue

Great care has been taken to maintain the accuracy of the information contained in this volume. However, Demos Medical Publishing cannot be held responsible for errors or for any consequences arising from the use of the information contained herein.

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