Skeletal Trauma in Children

Skeletal Trauma in Children

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The editors of this new edition have selected an interesting combination of 19 well-known pediatric orthopedic surgeons and specialists in orthopedic trauma to contribute chapters. In this multiauthored volume, the chapters are well organized and follow the same format. Each chapter begins by briefly reviewing the anatomy and development of the body region in question. This is followed by a diagnosis-and-evaluation section that gives precise directions for proper radiographic and imaging techniques. The bulk of each chapter is devoted to a detailed and comprehensive discussion of decisions about treatment and techniques that includes the preferences of the author (or authors). Chapter 8 gives the reader a detailed and comprehensive review of fractures of the hand, wrist, and forearm in children. The illustrations are uniform throughout the book because they have all been drawn by the same two artists.Traction through the knee with the proximal tibial pin is contraindicated if a knee ligament injury is suspected. ... Most authors recommend that the tibia be stabilized as well to facilitate knee ligament repair and subsequent rehabilitation. ... The ulnar nerve is often damaged acutely by posterior dislocation of the elbow, particularly if associated with a medial epicondylar ... If the condition has been of long duration, the pain and paresthesias should resolve, but weakness and muscleanbsp;...

Title:Skeletal Trauma in Children
Author:Neil E. Green, Marc F. Swiontkowski
Publisher:Elsevier Health Sciences - 2009


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