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The Rationale of Operative Fracture Care
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Since its initial publication in 1987, The Rationale of Operative Fracture Care has enjoyed tremendous popularity. So much so, that the second edition was also published in Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, and Greek. It is a book written by surgeons for surgeons. It explains in clear terms the logical progression of problem-solving in the evolution of a treatment rationale. First identify the problem and then logically outline its various potential solutions. This provides a basis for deciding which is best from a technical perspective and which will lead to the best outcome for the patient. Then choose from the available armamentarium the most suitable surgical technique and implant. All the chapters in the volume have been carefully revised to reflect the state of the art in biology, in biomechanics, in the understanding of the biology of injuries and surgical wounds, and in stabilization systems. The book should continue to serve the surgical community well, both in the most advanced teaching environments and at the forefront of care, in the community hospital practice of surgeons.


Long awaited 3rd edition of a classic

Over 1,900 illustrations

Written by surgeons for surgeons

All chapters have been revised and updated to reflect the advances in fracture care


General Aspects of Internal Fixation.- Principles of Internal Fixation.- Intra-articular Fractures.- Open Fractures.- Fractures of the Upper Extremity.- Fractures of the Proximal Humerus.- Fractures of the Humerus (12-A, B, and C).- Fractures of the Distal End of the Humerus (13-A, B, and C).- Fractures of the Olecranon (12-B1).- Fractures of the Radial Head (21-A2.2, 21-B2.1, 21-B2.2, and 21-B2.3).- Fractures of the Radius and Ulna.- Fractures of the Distal Radius.- Fractures of the Spine, Pelvis, and Acetabulum.- Fractures of the Spine.- Fractures of the Pelvis.- Fractures of the Acetabulum.- Fractures of the Lower Extremity.- Subcapital and Intertrochanteric Fractures.- Subtrochanteric Fractures of the Femur.- Fractures of the Femur.- Supracondylar Fractures of the Femur (33-A, B, and C).- Fractures of the Patella.- Fractures of the Tibial Plateau.- Fractures of the Tibia.- Fractures of the Distal Tibial Metaphysis Involving the Ankle Joint: The Pilon Fracture.- Fractures of the Ankle.- Fractures of the Talus.- Fractures of the Calcaneus.- Injuries of the Midfoot and Forefoot.


ISBN-13: 9783642061646
Publisher: Springer (Springer Berlin Heidelberg)
Publication date: October, 2010
Pages: 692
Weight: 1660g
Availability: POD
Subcategories: Orthopaedics and Fractures


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From the reviews of the third edition:

"This is the third edition of a book that has become a standard textbook on trauma, since its first edition in 1990. Rare are books that reach that level of expectation. … This attractive and superbly illustrated book gives a modern approach to fracture management and is a practical guide to decision-making in fracture treatment … . This book is a major reference work in an orthopaedic library, a refreshing course for the mature surgeon or a basic investment for the younger colleague." (C. Delloye, Acta Orthopaedica Belgica, Vol. 72 (1), 2006)