Caring for Musculoskeletal Conditions and Injuries in Austere Settings
Gosselin, Richard A., Spiegel, David A., Foltz, Michelle (Eds.)
2014, XX, 525 p. 386 illus., 159 illus. in color.
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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
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 non-surgical and non-orthopedic clinical topics that are rarely encountered 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 wealth of knowledge 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.
Part I: Introduction.- A History of Orthopedics in Austere Settings.- Global Burden of Musculoskeletal Conditions.- Emerging Orthopedic Conditions.- Cost-Effectiveness of Orthopedic Surgery in Austere Environments.- Barriers to the Delivery of Orthopedic Care.- Teaching and Educational Resources.- Equipment and Supplies.- Ethics.- Culture Shock and Traditional Healing.- Part II: General Clinical Topics.- Coexisting Medical Conditions.- Tropical Diseases and Orthopedics.- Rickets and Nutritional Considerations.- Non-Surgical Principles of Fracture and Injury Management.- Basic Plastic Surgery for Orthopedic Surgeons.- HIV and Orthopedic Surgery.- Anesthesia for Orthopedic Surgery in Austere Environments.- Part III: Adult Trauma.- Introduction to Trauma in Austere Environments.- Injuries of the Shoulder and Humeral Shaft.- Elbow and Forearm.- Hand and Wrist Trauma in Low-Resource Settings.- Fractures of the Pelvis and Acetabulum.- Injuries to the Hip and Femoral Shaft.- Knee and Tibia.- Ankle and Foot.- Spinal Cord and Spine Trauma.- Part IV: Pediatric Trauma.- General Principles of Pediatric Trauma.- Management of Upper Extremity Fractures.- Management of Lower Extremity Fractures.- Part V: Musculoskeletal Infections.- Introduction to Musculoskeletal Infections.- Neglected Septic Arthritis in Children.- Chronic Osteomyelitis in Children.- Osteomyelitis and Septic Arthritis in Adults.- Tuberculosis.- Part VI: Non-Infectious Pediatric Conditions.- Clubfoot: Etiology, Pathoanatomy, Basic Ponseti Technique and Ponseti in Older Patients.- Algorithm for Neglected Clubfoot.- Limb Deficiencies.- Evaluation and Treatment of Angular Deformities.- Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip.- Injection Injuries and Polio.- Cerebral Palsy and Other Neuromuscular Conditions.- Part VII: Additional Considerations.- Adult Reconstruction.- Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors.- Amputations.- Orthopedics in Conflicts and Natural Disasters.- Appendices.- Appendix 1. Abbreviations.- Appendix 2. Head Trauma and Basic Management of Brain Injury and Elevated Intracranial Pressure.- Appendix 3. Tips, Tricks, and Pearls.- Appendix 4. What Do I Take?