External Fixation in Orthopedic Traumatology

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David Seligson, Cyril Mauffrey, Craig S. Roberts
Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 4, 2011 - Medical - 228 pages
External fixation in Orthopedic traumatology is a textbook that focuses on the use of external fixation in the acute management of patients with serious orthopedic injuries. The book highlights the indications for external fixation and provides an evidenced based guide to both the specialist orthopedic surgeon and the trainee. The manuscript is organised in 15 chapters covering the indications and surgical techniques for pelvis, lower limb and upper limb injuries, including detailed illustrations and clinical photographs that will enable the reader to rapidly visualise the structure of the construct and to plan the surgery accordingly. More general topics such as damage control orthopedics, the biomechanics of external fixation and medico-legal considerations surrounding the injured patients are also included to provide an overall picture of the Orthopedic trauma patient. The Combined experience of the editors and authors, their involvement in a number of external fixation system designs and their international reputation in the field contribute to making this textbook an essential tool that should be available to all orthopedic surgeons dealing with injured patients.
 

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Contents

Damage Control Orthopedics in the Polytrauma Patient
1
Limb Damage Control Orthopedics
29
Practical Biomechanical Considerations about External Fixators
43
External Fixation in Economically Disadvantaged Areas
51
External Fixation in the War Zone
69
External Fixation of the Pelvis in Damage Control Orthopedics
85
External Fixation About the Wrist and the Forearm
107
External Fixators in the Treatment of Tibial Plateau Fractures
121
The Use of External Fixators in the Acute Management of Tibial Pilon Fractures
131
External Fixation of Long Bones
143
The Care and Management of Patients with External Fixators
163
Complications of External Fixation
173
Timing and Strategies for Definitive Fixation After a Damage Control Frame
185
Medico Legal Considerations Surrounding the Injured Patient
211
Index
221
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