Curbside Consultation in Fracture Management: 49 Clinical Questions

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Virkus, Walter
SLACK Incorporated, 2008 - Medical - 215 pages
Are you looking for concise, practical answers to those questions that are often left unanswered by traditional fracture management references? Are you seeking brief, evidence-based advice for complicated cases or controversial decisions? Curbside Consultation in Fracture Management: 49 Clinical Questions provides quick answers to the thorny questions most commonly posed during a “curbside consultation” between orthopedic surgical colleagues.

Dr. Walter Virkus has designed this unique reference which offers expert advice, preferences, and opinions on tough clinical questions commonly associated with fracture management. The unique Q&A format provides quick access to current information related to fracture management with the simplicity of a conversation between two colleagues. Numerous images, diagrams, and references are included to enhance the text and to illustrate the management of fractures.

Curbside Consultation Fracture Management: 49 Clinical Questions provides information basic enough for residents while also incorporating expert advice that even high-volume clinicians will appreciate. Practicing orthopedists, orthopedic residents, and non-physician personnel will benefit from the user-friendly and casual format and the expert advice contained within.


Some of the questions that are answered:
• There is a patient in the ER with a femur fracture and humeral shaft fracture. Should I fix the humerus with a nail or a plate?
• How do you decide which pelvis fractures need surgery?
• What is your choice for a displaced femoral neck fracture in a 65-year-old: ORIF, hemiarthroplasty, or total hip arthroplasty?
• I have a 45 Year-old woman with a bicondylar tibial plateau fracture. What type of fixation should I use?
• I have a 38 Year-old woman with a distal tibia spiral fracture. Should I try to nail this or just plate it?
• When do you use locking plates?




 

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\Walter W. Virkus, MD is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. His practice focuses on orthopedic trauma and orthopedic oncology. He did his residency at the University of Maryland, and trauma fellowships at Shock Trauma in Baltimore, MD and the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY. He then did an oncology fellowship at the University of Florida. Dr. Virkus is active in research with a special interest in applying trauma techniques to limb preservation in oncology patients. He is very active in resident education and serves as the Associate Program Director for the Rush Orthopaedic Residency.

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