Principles of Orthopedic Infection Management

Principles of Orthopedic Infection Management

The medical world continues to make extraordinary advances in both scientific knowledge and surgical skill, yet despite these achievements, surgeons continue to struggle with the challenge of postoperative infection. Without proper prevention or treatment, orthopedic infection can become just as life-threatening as the initial trauma.

This highly informative clinical go-to text provides the core principles, treatment options, and the latest information and research specifically for the purpose of helping physicians manage orthopedic infections and related issues.

The book’s key features include:

  • Contributions from 63 world renowned specialists from a broad range of fields in orthopedic traumatology and infectious diseases
  • In-depth case examples involving 21 adult and 4 pediatric patients and covering a wide range of infections and anatomy
  • Nine algorithms to assist in complex decision making
  • Over 800 illustrations and images, and online access to 6 video presentations that outline the important steps in the prevention or management of infected joints, tissue, and implants

AOTrauma is proud to present this comprehensive new publication, which will be valuable to both orthopedic and trauma surgeons, as well as researchers and other medical experts within the field of infectious disease.

 

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Acetabular Fractures: Diagnosis, Indications, Treatment Strategies 1st Edition

Acetabular Fractures: Diagnosis, Indications, Treatment Strategies 1st Edition

Enclosed within the deep and complex structures of the hip joint and the surroundings, acetabular fractures confront the orthopaedic surgeon with great challenges. A number of critical neurovascular structures in the vicinity are imperiled; the hip joint itself requires utmost care in surgery to preserve biomechanical stability over the long term and to postpone the development of posttraumatic osteoarthritis in the young to middle-aged patient collective.

It is the goal of this work to provide the surgeon with strategic tools to diagnose and evaluate the types of acetabular fractures to arrive at the optimal individual indication, thus taking a fracture-anatomy-guided approach to reduction and fixation.

Key Features:

  • Eminently practical approach using more than 400 brilliant photographs, radiologic images, and drawings
  • An emphasis on anatomical joint reconstruction to ensure the longest possible survival of the joint
  • Discussion on age-specific problems and complications, such as osteoporosis, thromboembolism, and more

Acetabular Fractures will be welcomed by orthopaedic and trauma surgeons, as well as by residents and fellows, in these fields.

 

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AO Principles of Fracture Management: Vol. 1: Principles, Vol. 2: Specific fractures 3rd Edition

AO Principles of Fracture Management: Vol. 1: Principles, Vol. 2: Specific fractures 3rd Edition

The AO Principles of Fracture Management has served many generations of surgeons around the world as the source of knowledge and essential reference in the field of orthopedic trauma surgery. The fundamental principles of fracture surgery have not changed in 60 years, but the biological and clinical knowledge, as well as technological advancements have extended new possibilities in surgical treatment and offered surgeons the opportunity to explore new ways of applying the AO principles.

The new third edition of this book has been expanded to include new knowledge and explore state-of-the-art technology. It also addresses pressing challenges that face orthopedic surgeons today, such as the exponential rise in fragility fractures resulting from demographic changes and an aging population. The book aims to help surgeons to successfully rise to such challenges.

Key features include:

  • Contributions from more than 50 highly renowned surgeons, scientists, and medical professionals
  • More than 2,100 high-quality illustrations and images, as well as access to over 250 video presentations
  • New chapters on periprosthetic fractures, knee dislocations, fragility fractures and orthogeriatric care and additional information on operating room setup and planning
  • Immediate access to AO’s continually evolving range of online educational offerings via QR codes for mobile devices including animations, webcasts, webinars, lectures, AO Surgery Reference, AOSTART and more

AOTrauma is pleased to bring you a new expanded, comprehensive, and updated edition of the AO Principles of Fracture Management for residents, fellows, course participants and faculty, Trauma and Orthopedic surgeons, and operating room personnel.

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Bone Health: A Reflection of the Social Mosaic 1st ed

Bone Health: A Reflection of the Social Mosaic 1st ed

This multidisciplinary book addresses three lines of evidence (medieval, contemporary, and epigenetic) regarding the effect of human socio-economic status on bone health. It provides an overview of the extent to which human social background affects adult bone quality and quantity, and makes recommendations for future skeletal biology research into lifestyle-related musculoskeletal disorders.

The book is divided into three major parts, the first of which discusses bone and dental health in medieval human skeletal remains from distinct socio-economic status groups. In turn, Part 2 reviews bone health in contemporary human populations with a range of social backgrounds; in addition, a conceptual model proposing a social gradient of osteoporosis and fracture risk related to biological mechanisms and cumulative stressors throughout the human lifecycle is presented. Lastly, Part 3 highlights the role of epigenetics in socially patterned risk factors for skeletal disorders, and discusses how epigenetic mechanisms transduce the psychosocial environment and increase the risk of developing conditions such as osteoporosis.

Overall, the book highlights the importance of considering the social-biological nexus in future skeletal biology research and future treatment of bone disease. Increased awareness of this nexus can potentially improve individual and population-level bone health interventions, reducing the social inequities observed in fracture risk.

Given its scope, the book offers a valuable resource for researchers, academics, and students in the fields of medicine, epidemiology, the health sciences, biological anthropology, human anatomy and adaptation, developmental studies of human societies, human biology, and any field concerning musculoskeletal disorders and health. It will also benefit clinical practitioners evaluating osteoporosis, osteopenia, fracture risk, bone quality and quantity.

 

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Operative Techniques: Hand and Wrist Surgery 3rd Edition

Operative Techniques: Hand and Wrist Surgery 3rd Edition

Perform all the latest procedures and get the best results with the new edition of Operative Techniques: Hand and Wrist Surgery. This compact atlas-style volume provides an efficient review of the scope of hand surgery, including every potential patient scenario, while updated indications and techniques equip you to treat the gamut of upper extremity disorders. Each chapter has been carefully rewritten to provide consistent delivery of the most up-to-date techniques. Enhanced procedural videos, produced and narrated by Dr. Chung himself, help guide the essence and key aspects of an operation and are included in most chapters.

 

  • Concise formatbrief bulleted descriptions, and a user-friendly presentation ensure quick access to the information you need.
  • Includes photos and illustrations demonstrating each technique, while radiographs show presenting problems and post-surgical outcomes.
  • Pearls and pitfalls from the authors allow you to improve your technique and optimize outcomes.

 

  • Enhanced procedural videos, produced and narrated by Dr. Chung, are included for most chapters.
  • Operative Techniques series uses step-by-step descriptions, illustrations, and videos to provide superior guidance.
  • Places a greater focus on tissue transplantation topics.
  • Presents multiple approaches for the surgical repair of each disorder, ranging from the least to the most invasive procedures.
  • Features updated indications and techniques to treat the gamut of upper extremity disorders.
  • Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, images, surgical videos, and references from the book on a variety of devices. Access to exclusive eBook figures and images is also provided.

 

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Operative Techniques in Pediatric Orthopaedics First Edition

Operative Techniques in Pediatric Orthopaedics First Edition

Operative Techniques in Pediatric Orthopaedics contains the chapters on pediatric surgery from Sam W. Wiesel’s Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery and provides full-color, step-by-step explanations of all operative procedures. Written by experts from leading institutions around the world, this superbly illustrated volume focuses on mastery of operative techniques and also provides a thorough understanding of how to select the best procedure, how to avoid complications, and what outcomes to expect.

The user-friendly format is ideal for quick preoperative review of the steps of a procedure. Each procedure is broken down step by step, with full-color intraoperative photographs and drawings that demonstrate how to perform each technique. Extensive use of bulleted points and tables allows quick and easy reference.

Each clinical problem is discussed in the same format: definition, anatomy, physical exams, pathogenesis, natural history, physical findings, imaging and diagnostic studies, differential diagnosis, non-operative management, surgical management, pearls and pitfalls, postoperative care, outcomes, and complications. To ensure that the material fully meets residents’ needs, the text was reviewed by a Residency Advisory Board.

 

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Practice Questions in Trauma and Orthopaedics for the FRCS (MasterPass) 1st Edition

Practice Questions in Trauma and Orthopaedics for the FRCS (MasterPass) 1st Edition

This book includes a foreword by Nicola Maffulli, Professor of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Keele University School of Medicine, and Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary and City General Hospital, Staffordshire. The new structure of the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) examination requires candidates to complete two papers in extended matching question (EMQ) and multiple choice question (MCQ) format. This invaluable revision aid contains a ‘bank’ of over 350 questions in self-test format. Comprehensive answers are detailed at the end of each section. With a focus on high-yield topics, students can choose use the resource in the early stages as an overview of the subjects, then later as an ideal exam revision aid. There’s nothing else like it! Specialist registrars preparing for the FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedics) examination will find this an essential revision aid. It is also useful for Basic Surgical Trainees preparing for the Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS) examination.

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Trauma Vivas for the FRCS: A Case-Based Approach 1st Edition

Trauma Vivas for the FRCS: A Case-Based Approach 1st Edition

This new book is targeted at higher trainees in orthopaedic surgery preparing for the second part of the FRCS (Tr & Orth) exam. The exam involves a set of vivas during which a range of topics is discussed, the aim being to demonstrate trauma safety and competence rather than trauma expertise. Examiners may use props such as models, clinical pictures, clinical studies, and x-rays to introduce topics and initiate discussion. This book uses a similar model to allow the candidate to practise key topics for discussion with common presentations and histories, and high quality x-rays. The book lends itself to individual and small group learning as trainees prepare for their examinations.

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Passport for the Orthopedic Boards and FRCS Examination

Passport for the Orthopedic Boards and FRCS Examination

This textbook is based on the curriculum for US, UK, Canadian and Australasian Orthopedic trainees. It offers an in-depth summary of the knowledge needed to pass the boards and FRCS examination in Trauma and Orthopedic surgery. The focus is on basic information on every orthopedic subspecialty, including: surgical anatomy, basic sciences, adult reconstruction, pediatric orthopedics, foot and ankle surgery, orthopedic pathology, the spine, sports surgery, upper limb, wrist and hand surgery, and orthopedic traumas. All sections are written by experts in the respective field and utilize a consistent bullet-point format, chosen to facilitate the learning experience and help readers memorize and organize knowledge. A clear and concise “take-home message” section precedes each topic, and key references are highlighted at the end of each chapter.

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Trauma for the FRCS (Tr+Orth) Examination

Trauma for the FRCS (Tr+Orth) Examination

The FRCS (Tr+Orth) exam is a serious challenge for Orthopaedic Specialist Registrars and represents one of the final hurdles on the path to becoming a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon. Trauma for the FRCS (Tr+Orth) Examination is a dedicated revision resource for trauma that provides candidates with high quality self-assessment in order to maximise exam success.

Written by expert consultants and senior trainees/fellows, this book features over 100 Single Best Answer Questions, over 70 Extended Matching Questions, and 70 Vivas specialising in trauma. Each answer contains an up to date explanation, and helpful sources for further reading to ensure quick identification of key areas you need to focus on more thoroughly.

This revision resource is ideal for preparing you for the trauma questions within this challenging exam.

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