Overwhelming response to the first edition and compelling needs of the practicing orthopedic surgeon and the plastic, hand, and microvascular surgeon have seeded the way for the second edition of K-Wiring: Principles and Techniques. This efficient revision of the book includes various case scenarios with updated and extended indications and techniques.
Plenty of new, quality illustrations have been added, covering most of the common and uncommon scenarios. This book will equip every reader to treat the gamut of extremity fractures amenable to treatment with K-wires. It demonstrates the different ways of K-wiring by direct and indirect fixations.
- Video demonstrations of common orthopedic K-wire procedures have been added to help and guide the surgeon practically and visualize the key aspects of an operation.
- General principles with clear concepts and thorough understanding with tips to perform the procedure are given in each chapter.
- New topics and images have been added in chapters on hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, shoulder, and foot; major revisions being for the hand and wrist fractures, with clinical examples for almost every possible scenario.
- Pediatric fractures and their K-wire application have been included in most of the chapters.
C. Rex, MS (Ortho), DNB (Ortho), FRCS (Ed.), FRCS (Tr & Ortho), MCh (Ortho) Liverpool, PhD, DSc (Ortho) is the Chief Consultant Orthopedic and Trauma Surgeon, Head of Department of Orthopedics at the Rex Ortho Hospital, Coimbatore, India. He completed his FRCS Ortho at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and did his MCh Ortho from the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom. He did his PhD and DSc at Victoria Global University, Turks & Caicos. Rex Ortho Hospital is a postgraduate institute for orthopedic training that runs various surgical training courses for junior consultants in trauma and arthroplasty and conducts Annual Advanced Arthroplasty course. Dr MGR Medical University presented him the Best Doctor award as an honor. He was the Past President of the Indian chapter of Institute of Biomaterials, Tribocorrosion and Nanomedicine, Illinois, USA; Past Secretary of Coimbatore Orthopedic Society; and Executive Member of Tamil Nadu Orthopedic Association.