Simple and Complex Fractures of the Humerus

A Guide to Assessment and Treatment

Editors: Castoldi, Filippo, Blonna, Davide, Assom, Marco (Eds.)

  • Explains key concepts relating to anatomy and humeral fractures
  • Presents treatment indications in detail
  • Describes all commonly used fixation techniques
  • Discusses complications and their treatment
  • Includes numerous high-quality illustrations
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About this book

The treatment of humeral fractures is a complex issue and the source of considerable controversy. In the case of fractures of the proximal humerus, early range of motion is the main aim of treatment. If a fracture modifies the anatomy or function of the glenohumeral and scapulothoracic joints, the surgeon must adhere meticulously to treatment principles in order to ensure a satisfactory outcome. Humeral shaft fractures are frequent, accounting for 1% to 3% of all fractures in adults; while excellent functional results have been reported with nonoperative management, open reduction and internal fixation is preferred in specific clinical settings. In contrast, intra-articular fractures of the distal humerus are frequently complex and full functional recovery is difficult to achieve.

This volume clearly explains the concepts that are central to an understanding of humeral fractures from the proximal to the distal tip. Indications for different forms of treatment, including nonsurgical, are presented in detail, and all of the commonly used fixation techniques are described with the help of high-quality illustrations. Further important aspects such as complications, rehabilitation, and treatment of sequelae are also fully considered. This book will be an invaluable and comprehensive aid for all surgeons who treat humeral fractures.

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From the book reviews:

“This book represents an attractive concept in the age of information technology that allows easy Internet access to almost all data. … This book is written for practitioners and residents who want detailed information on humeral fractures in general, or on a specific fracture. … it is a potentially useful addition to an academic medical library that wants to be complete, and where the medical librarian identifies that medical personnel are using books as reference sources.” (Samuel J. Chmell, Doody’s Book Reviews, February, 2015)


Table of contents (29 chapters)

  • Surgical Main Anatomy of the Shoulder

    Castoldi, Filippo (et al.)

    Pages 3-10

  • Proximal Humerus Fractures: Understanding and Managing the Fracture

    Castoldi, Filippo (et al.)

    Pages 11-23

  • Operating Theater Setup

    Bellato, Enrico (et al.)

    Pages 25-35

  • Closed Reduction Principles

    Assom, Marco (et al.)

    Pages 37-43

  • Proximal Humerus: Surgical Approaches

    Logroscino, Giandomenico (et al.)

    Pages 45-58

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-88-470-5307-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-88-470-5306-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
Softcover $139.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 24, 2016
  • ISBN 978-88-470-5838-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Simple and Complex Fractures of the Humerus
Book Subtitle
A Guide to Assessment and Treatment
Editors
  • Filippo Castoldi
  • Davide Blonna
  • Marco Assom
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Mailand
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Italia
eBook ISBN
978-88-470-5307-6
DOI
10.1007/978-88-470-5307-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-88-470-5306-9
Softcover ISBN
978-88-470-5838-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 337
Number of Illustrations and Tables
65 b/w illustrations, 135 illustrations in colour
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