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The updated edition of Skeletal Trauma: Basic Science, Management and Reconstruction is dedicated to conveying today""s most comprehensive information on the basic science, diagnosis and treatment of acute musculoskeletal injuries and post-traumatic reconstructive problems.

Current coverage of relevant anatomy and biomechanics, mechanisms of injury, diagnostic approaches, treatment options and associated complications

- Sixteen active-duty military surgeons and physicians from various branches of the U.S. Military have collaborated with civilian authors to address injuries caused by road traffic, armed conflicts, civil wars and insurgencies throughout the world
- Brand new chapters including `Principles of Internal Fixation"", `Gunshot Wounds and Blast Injuries"", `New Concepts in Management of Thoracolumbar Fractures"" `Surgical Treatment of Acetabular Fractures"", `Diaphyseal Fractures of the Forearm"", `Fractures of the Distal Femur"", `Tibial Plateau Fractures"" and `Amputations in Trauma"" - A fully updated art program that features full-colour intraoperative images and crisp, new figures
- Challenging cases such as latent or post-operative nonunions, malunions and extensive coverage of post-traumatic reconstruction
- Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase allows the reader to search all of the text, figures, references and videos on a variety of devices

Bruce D. Browner, MD, MHCM, FACS, Adjunct Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University School of Medicine; Overseas Coordinator, Tanzania Trauma System Project, Durham, North Carolina

Jesse B. Jupiter, MD, Director, Orthopedic Hand Service, Massachusetts General Hospital; Hansjörg Wyss/AO Professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

Christian Krettek, MD, FRACS, FRCSEd, Professor and Director, Hannover Medical School (MHH), Trauma Department, Hannover, Germany.

Paul A Anderson, MD, Professor, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

Section I
1. The History of Fracture Treatment
2. Global Burden of Musculoskeletal Injuries
3. The Challenges of Orthopedic Trauma in the Developing World
4. Biology and Enhancement of Skeletal Repair
5. Biomechanics of Fractures
6. Closed Fracture Management
7. Principles and Complications of External Fixation
8. Principles of Internal Fixation
9. Evaluation and Treatment of the Multi-Injured Trauma Patient
10. Initial Evaluation of the Spine in Trauma Patients
11. Damage Control Orthopaedic Surgery: A Strategy for the Orthopaedic Care of the Critically Injured Patient
12. Disaster Management
13. Occupational Hazards in the Treatment of Orthopaedic Trauma
13A. Part I: Optimal and Safe Use of C-Arm X-Ray Fluoroscopy Units
13B. Part 2: Prevention of Occupationally Acquired Blood-Borne Pathogens
14. Medical Management of the Orthopaedic Trauma Patient
14A. Pain Management and Regional Anesthesia
14B. Perioperative Assessment
14C. Management of the Pregnant Woman
14D. Substance Abuse Syndromes: Recognition, Prevention, and Treatment
15. Evaluation and Treatment of Vascular Injuries
16. Compartment Syndromes
17. Open Fractures
18. Soft Tissue Reconstruction
19. Gunshot Wounds and Blast Injuries
20. Pathologic Fractures
21. Osteoporotic Fragility Fractures
22. Surgical Site Infection Prevention
23. Diagnosis and Treatment of Complications
24. Chronic Osteomyelitis
25. Nonunions: Evaluation and Treatment
26. Physical Impairment Ratings for Fractures
27. Outcomes Assessment in Orthopaedic Traumatology
28. Professionalism and the Economics of Orthopaedic Trauma Care
29. Psychosocial Issues
Section II: Spine
30. Imaging in Spinal Trauma 31. Pathophysiology and Urgent Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury
32. Timing of Management of Spinal Cord Injuries
33. Cranio-Cervical Injuries
33A. Atlanto-Occiptal Injuries
33B. Atlas Fractures and Atlanto-Axial Injuries
33C. C2 Fractures
34. Subaxial Injuries
35. Thoracolumbar Fractures
35A. Classification
35B. Treatment of Burst Fractures
35C. Flexion Distraction and Fracture Dislocations Injuries
35D. Low Lumbar Fractures
35E. New Concepts in Management of TL Fractures
36. Fractures in the Anklyosed Spine
37. Osteoporotic Spinal Fractures
38. Avoiding Complications in Spine Trauma
39. Principles of Orthotic Management
Section III: Pelvis
40. Pelvic Ring Injuries
41. Surgical Treatment of Acetabular Fractures
Section IV: Upper Extremity
42. Fractures and Dislocations of the Hand
43. Fractures and Dislocations of the Carpus
44. Fractures of the Distal Radius
45. Diaphyseal Fractures of the Forearm
46. Trauma to the Adult Elbow and Fractures of the Distal Humerus
46A. Trauma to the Adult Elbow
46B. Fractures of the Distal Humerus
47. Fractures of the Humeral Shaft
48. Proximal Humeral Fractures and Glenohumeral Dislocations
48A. Essential Principles
48B. Proximal Humeral Fractures and Fracture-Dislocations
48C. Glenohumeral Dislocations
48D. Post-Traumatic Reconstruction of Proximal Humeral Fractures and Fracture Dislocations
49. Fractures and Dislocations of the Clavicle
50. Fractures of the Scapula
51. Replantation
Section V: Lower Extremity
52. Hip Dislocations
53. Medical Management of the Patient with Hip Fracture
54. Intracapsular Hip Fractures
55. Intertrochanteric Hip Fractures
56. Post-Traumatic Reconstruction of the Hip Joint
57. Subtrochanteric Fractures of the Femur
58. Femoral Shaft Fractures
59. Fractures of the Distal Femur
60. Patella Fractures and Extensor Mechanism Injuries
61. Dislocations and Soft Tissue Injuries of the Knee
62. Tibial Plateau Fractures
63. Malunions and Nonunions about the Knee
64. Tibial Shaft Fractures
65. Fractures of the Tibial Pilon
66. Malleolar Fractures and Soft Tissue Injuries of the Ankle
67. Foot Injuries
68. Post-Traumatic Reconstruction of the Foot and Ankle
69. Periprosthetic Fractures of the Lower Extremity
70. Principles of Deformity Correction
71. Limb Salvage and Reconstruction
72. Amputations in Trauma

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