Rodriguez-Merchan, E. Carlos, Rubio-Suarez, Juan C (Eds.)
2014, VIII, 171 p. 74 illus., 29 illus. in color.
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Describes effective management strategies for a wide range of complex fractures of the limbs
Reviews soft tissue coverage and the management of open fractures and non-unions
Provides guidance on damage control management in the polytrauma patient
This book provides up-to-date guidance on the diagnosis and treatment of the most important complex fractures of the limbs, including fractures of the proximal and distal humerus, fractures and dislocations of the elbow, fractures of the distal radius, pelvis, acetabulum, distal femur, proximal tibia, tibial pilon, calcaneus and osteoporotic knee fractures. The most complex articular fractures are analyzed, soft tissue coverage is reviewed, and the management of open fractures and nonunions is described and illustrated. Other chapters consider damage control management and immediate bone fixation in the polytrauma patient, skeletal reconstruction and rehabilitation of complex fractures of the limbs. The book offers guidance to orthopaedic surgeons on which treatment options afford the best preservation of fully functional joints around the fractured bone. With this goal in mind, the authors have developed strategies that can restore full articular function of the limbs in both the short and the long term. Complex Fractures of the Limbs will be an invaluable aid to orthopaedic surgeons in treating patients with this very common and important clinical problem.
Content Level »Professional/practitioner
Keywords »Diagnosis of complex fractures - Fractured bones - Management of complex fractures - Traumatic limb injuries
1 Complex fractures of the proximal humerus.- 2 Complex fractures of the distal humerus.- 3 Fracture-dislocations of the elbow.- 4 Complex fractures of the distal radius.- 5 Complex fractures of the pelvis.- 6 Complex fractures of the acetabulum.- 7 Complex fractures of the distal femur.- 8 Complex fractures of the proximal tibia.- 9 Complex fractures of the tibial pilon.- 10 Complex fractures of the calcaneus.- 11 Complex open fractures.- 12 Soft tissue coverage in complex fractures of the limbs.- 13 Nonunion of complex fractures of the limbs.- 14 Management of post-traumatic bone defects.- 15 Polytrauma patient: damage control management and immediate bone fixation.-16 Surgical treatment of osteoporotic knee fractures.- 17 Rehabilitation of complex bone fractures of the limbs.