Functional Fracture Bracing: Tibia, Humerus, and Ulnaby Augusto Sarmiento, Loren Latta, Loren L. Latta
At the writing of this book, the United States is in the midst of an intense public debate concerning a widely perceived need for reform of the Health Care Delivery System. The reform is primarily aimed at the provision of medical insurance to a large segment of the population currently deprived of that coverage and to the reduction of the escalating costs of medical care. Solutions to the existing problems have been elusive because the causes of the dilemma are multifactorial, complex, and diffucult to identify clearly. There is, however, general consensus that the use and abuse of technology has played a major role in the growing costs of medical care. The importance of fracture care in the overall financing of the health care reform is significant, since injuries to the musculoskeletal system are responsible for a very large percentage of the general expenditures in this area. The cost is not limited to hospitalization and professional services, but also impacts the economy with tempo rary or permanent interruption of individual productivity.
Description: This book is an attractive 280-page publication outlining principles, indications, and results of shaft fractures of tibia, humerus, and hip.
Purpose: The purpose is to show the advantages of treatment of long bones with functional bracing.
Audience: Orthopedic surgeons and residents are especially targeted. It could be very useful to trauma and emergency room physicians. The authors are known for their expertise on the subject.
Features: The book includes many x-ray reproductions and figures to illustrate the use of functional bracing and excellent reference lists.
Assessment: The book is useful to any physician and health care professional who deals with the treatment of patients with fractures. It is useful, in a sense, because it advocates nonsurgical treatment in an environment of popular aggressive surgical approach in fractures management. This book should be included in every medical library.
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg
- Publication date:
- Edition description:
- Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1995
- Product dimensions:
- 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.61(d)
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