Global Orthopedics

Caring for Musculoskeletal Conditions and Injuries in Austere Settings

Editors: Gosselin, Richard A., Spiegel, David A., Foltz, Michelle (Eds.)

  • Provides case-based information for orthopedists in the developing world
  • Highlights common concerns regarding orthopedics in developing nations
  • Provides visiting doctors with resources and pearls regarding best practices in non-sterile conditions
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About this book

Global Orthopedics: Caring for Musculoskeletal Conditions and Injuries in Austere Settings was conceived and written to be a unique reference for surgeons working in resource-limited environments. The first sections provide historical background, global public health perspectives of orthopedics, the role of culture, and a broad discussion of clinical topics that orthopedic surgeons rarely deal with in high-resource settings but that affect orthopedic care.

Adult and pediatric trauma are presented in an anatomical format for easy reference, with a focus on the natural history and the best treatment methods within existing limitations. The chapters on musculoskeletal infections provide a focused discussion about these common debilitating conditions that is unavailable in any other single modern text.

The non-infectious pediatric conditions section has been written for the non-specialist to handle selected developmental and early childhood orthopedic problems commonly seen in low-resource settings. Detailed chapters on reconstruction surgery, tumor management, amputations, and the orthopedic needs in the face of conflicts and natural disasters round out the text. 

About the authors

Richard A. Gosselin, MD, MPH, MSc, FRCS(c), Co-Director, Institute for Global Orthopedics and Traumatology, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA

David A. Spiegel, MD, Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Honorary Consultant in Orthopedics, Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre for Disabled Children, Benepa, Nepal, Division of Orthopedic Surgery, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Michelle Foltz, MD, Columbus, MT, USA

Table of contents (44 chapters)

  • A History of Orthopedics in Austere Settings

    Foltz, Michelle (et al.)

    Pages 3-7

  • Global Burden of Musculoskeletal Conditions

    Joshipura, Manjul (et al.)

    Pages 9-11

  • Emerging Orthopedic Conditions

    Gosselin, Richard A. (et al.)

    Pages 13-17

  • Cost-Effectiveness of Orthopedic Surgery in Austere Environments

    Gosselin, Richard A.

    Pages 19-21

  • Barriers to the Delivery of Orthopedic Care

    Spiegel, David A. (et al.)

    Pages 23-25

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Softcover $99.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Orthopedics
Book Subtitle
Caring for Musculoskeletal Conditions and Injuries in Austere Settings
Editors
  • Richard A. Gosselin
  • David A. Spiegel
  • Michelle Foltz
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-1578-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-1578-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-1577-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 525
Number of Illustrations and Tables
227 b/w illustrations, 159 illustrations in colour
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