This book provides details on patients having arterial and venous problems with a theoretical basis for clinical practice. It will enhance the physiotherapists’ awareness of other aspects of client management and will provide them with a framework to develop evidence-based practice. Chapter 1 discusses the systemic, coronary, pulmonary and lymphatic circulation in brief and anatomy and physiology of artery and vein are also covered. Chapter 2 covers the biomechanics of circulation, i.e. hemodynamics and applied physiology of circulation, is covered. Chapters 3 and 4 cover the epidemiology of peripheral vascular disorders. Epidemiology of a disease includes prevalence, incidence, progression and morbidity and mortality associated with it. We have tried to put maximum literature about it. Chapters 5–7 cover almost all vascular diseases in detail, including the medical and surgical management. Each vascular disorder is described under definition, etiology, types, pathogenesis, clinical features, investigations and management. Chapter 8 covers mainly the assessment, special tests, investigations, outcome measures and findings. In this chapter, investigations and outcome measures are intended for postgraduates. Chapter 9 covers the physiotherapy management, techniques and vascular rehabilitation protocol. Chapter 10 covers arterial, venous and lymphatic surgeries. Chapters 11 and 12 cover physiotherapy after arterial and venous surgeries. Chapters 13 and 14 cover the wound/ulcer assessment and management. Chapter 15 covers about scar assessment and management.
◾Comprises 15 chapters that provide an excellent presentation of the subject.
◾Richly illustrated with diagrams, sketches and tables.
◾Focuses on basic as well as advanced aspects and also keeps the flow of the text simple; and, is in easy-to-understand style, laced with suitable examples that would help the student and teacher alike.
◾Prepared in accordance with the new prospective central allied health curriculum for physiotherapy.