The ability to repair and manage fractures is an everyday necessity in practice, and this new edition builds on the foundation laid by its predecessor, with an increased focus on implants, grafts and surgery. Previous sections have been expanded and updated: the manual gives a detailed overview of specific fractures and how to approach them; principles of fracture surgery and the necessary techniques and complications such as disease or implant failure and how to deal with them. The text is accompanied by full-colour illustrations and step-by-step guides, ensuring that information is both easy to follow and comprehensive.
Fracture management has developed rapidly since the first edition of this manual was published. Fully revised and updated, this second edition has an increased focus on operative techniques and includes easy to follow guides with specially commissioned full-colour illustrations.
The manual covers the background to fracture management, principles of fracture management, repair and management of specific fractures and the treatment and prevention of complications. New chapters address topics such as minimally invasive surgery, orthopaedic implants and bone grafts.
- History of fracture treatment
- Fracture classification and description
- Bone development and physiology
- Biomechanical basis of bone fracture and fracture repair
- Fracture healing
- Imaging of fractures
- Preoperative assessment of the fracture patient
- Principles of fracture fixation
- Orthopaedic instrumentation
- Orthopaedic implants
- Basic surgical techniques
- Open fractures
- Pathological fractures
- Bone grafts and alternatives
- Minimally invasive osteosynthesis
- Non-surgical management of fractures
- The skull and mandible
- The spine
- The scapula
- The humerus
- The radius and ulna
- The pelvis and sacroiliac joint
- The femur
- The tibia and fibula
- The carpus and tarsus
- The distal limb
- The patella, fabellae and popliteal sesamoids
- Fracture disease
- Implant failure
- Complications of fracture healing.