This important new text assesses the benefits of conservative versus surgical treatment of pediatric fractures, combining clear procedural guidelines with an analysis of the most effective operative approach. More than 500 pages offer detailed, comprehensive coverage of techniques and strategies, with 450 illustrations clarifying all concepts.
- General overview of fracture treatment, including corrective mechanisms in the growing skeleton, classification of pediatric fractures, and growth disturbances
- Focused discussions on how to treat injuries in the upper and lower extremities, including trauma to the elbow, hand, knee, ankle, and more
- Compares multiple therapy options to demonstrate the best approach
- Offers observations on anesthesia, treatment, and follow-up for everyday reference
- Contains extensive appendices on such timely topics as battered child syndrome and birth trauma
Covering everything from posttraumatic deformities to spinal injuries, this informative text explores the most effective solutions to pediatric fractures. It also provides insights for integrating children and parents into the treatment process for more successful outcomes. This book is an essential, up-to-the-minute resource for all orthopedic surgeons and pediatricians who treat these pediatric fractures and injuries.''A unique perspective on the care of common fractures of the immature skeleton. . . makes efficient use of tables. . . one of the strongest points of the text is the number of clearly depicted and concisely described radiographs of each of the injuries. . . Physicians [and] physical therapists that treat an active younger population will find this text a valuable resource'' -- Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy''Well illustrated with superior quality radiographs, drawings, and summary sections. . . Highly recommended for all orthopedists and traumatologists caring for children with musculoskeletal injuries.'' -- Doody's Review Journal''An abundantly illustrated textbook...a masterpiece that deserves a place in the libraries of all pediatric emergency departments, and it will also be of major interest to all professionals.'' -- European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & TraumatologyThis book is an excellent and complete study of pediatric fractures and dislocations. Each kind of trauma is well studied and illustrated. The real value of this very good book is in the numerous illustrations of clinical situations and the special pediatric physio-pathological explanations...everyone who wishes to treat trauma in children and all orthopedic surgery students should read it.--Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy''A well-written book...a distinct asset. -- Acta OrthopaedicaAn outstanding resource and a very practical guidebook for physicians who do not practice exclusively pediatric orthopedics. Illustrations...are outstanding. This clinical cookbook wil help you in your everyday practice and will stimulate you to aim at an optimal functional and cosmetic result with the simplest treatment. --Acta Orthopaedica BelgicaAn informative text...would be a useful addition to those accident and emergency departments and radiology departments reporting pediatric injuries. It is of particular value for the diagnosis and management of common upper and lower limb traumatic injuries. ...It would certainly provide a useful tool to aid interpretation.--RAD Magazine