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Rehabilitation after trauma 

Rehabilitation after trauma
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Rehabilitation after trauma
Author(s):

Jason Smith

, Ian Greaves

, and Keith M Porter

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199543328.003.0029
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date: 19 September 2019

Rehabilitation after trauma 508

Amputation 512

Traumatic brain injury 514

Spinal cord injury 515

Rehabilitation following musculoskeletal trauma 516

Conclusion 516

Further reading 517

Rehabilitation is the management of disorders that alter the function and performance of an individual. This alteration limits choices, and the aim of rehabilitation is to restore these choices to the individual. Disability is defined as the outcome or result of a complex relationship between an individual’s health condition and personal factors, and of the external forces that represent the circumstances in which the individual lives. Impairments are defined as the problems in body function or structure, such as significant deviation or loss....

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