Emergency Orthopedics: The Extremities

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McGraw-Hill Companies,Incorporated, 2007 - Medical - 556 pages
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The emergency physician's one-stop guide to orthopedic injuries and disorders

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"This book fulfills an important need in the field of emergency medicine. It represents an improvement in content over the previous edition. Emergency room and urgent care facilities will find this work most helpful as they care for patients with extremity-related injuries or disorders."--Doody's Review Service

Emergency Orthopedics offers an unparalleled overview of orthopedic practice, illustrated throughout with hundreds of highly informative line drawings, radiographs, and patient photos that simplify diagnosis and clarify vital emergency procedures. Whether you're seeking a quick answer to an anatomical question or confirming a diagnosis, this book has everything you need to know about the mechanisms of injuries, along with recommended imaging studies, treatment guidelines, and possible complications.

This book has established itself as the preferred clinical reference for emergency physicians and residents, with expert guidance on fractures, strains, dislocations, rheumatologic disorders, soft tissue injuries, tumors, infections, and more.

Inside, you'll find a logical 3-part format. Part I begins with orthopedic principles and management. This section includes an in-depth coverage of fracture principles, a new chapter on anesthesia and analgesia, and an expanded chapter on pediatric orthopedics. Parts II and III provide an organized guide to the management of fractures and soft-tissue injuries of the upper and lower extremities, respectively.

Fifth Edition features:

  • Nearly 500 original illustrations and 200 radiographic images-100 of them new to this edition
  • Clinical photographs
  • Thoroughly updated fracture treatment section with illustrations showing every possible fracture location
  • And much more
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    About the author (2007)

    Robert R. Simon, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Illinois

    Assistant Residency Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL

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