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Global Orthopedics: Caring for Musculoskeletal Conditions and Injuries in Austere Settings
     

Global Orthopedics: Caring for Musculoskeletal Conditions and Injuries in Austere Settings

by Richard A. Gosselin (Editor), David A. Spiegel (Editor), Michelle Foltz (Editor)
 

Global Orthopedics: Caring for Musculoskeletal Conditions and Injuries in Austere Settings was conceived and written to be a unique reference for surgeons working in resource-limited environments. The first sections provide historical background, global public health perspectives of orthopedics, the role of culture, and a broad discussion of non-surgical and

Overview

Global Orthopedics: Caring for Musculoskeletal Conditions and Injuries in Austere Settings was conceived and written to be a unique reference for surgeons working in resource-limited environments. The first sections provide historical background, global public health perspectives of orthopedics, the role of culture, and a broad discussion of non-surgical and non-orthopedic clinical topics that are rarely encountered in high-resource settings but that affect orthopedic care. Adult and pediatric trauma are presented in an anatomical format for easy reference, with a focus on the natural history and the best treatment methods within existing limitations. The chapters on musculoskeletal infections provide a wealth of knowledge about these common debilitating conditions that is unavailable in any other single modern text. The non-infectious pediatric conditions section has been written for the non-specialist to handle selected developmental and early childhood orthopedic problems commonly seen in low-resource settings. Detailed chapters on reconstruction surgery, tumor management, amputations, and the orthopedic needs in the face of conflicts and natural disasters round out the text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461415770
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
05/31/2014
Edition description:
2014
Pages:
525
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.05(d)

Meet the Author

Richard A. Gosselin, MD, MPH, MSc, FRCS(c), Co-Director, Institute for Global Orthopedics and Traumatology, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA

David A.Spiegel, MD, Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Honorary Consultant in Orthopedics, Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre for Disabled Children, Benepa, Nepal, Division of Orthopedic Surgery, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Michelle Foltz, MD, Columbus, MT, USA

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