Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Riad Barmada, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This publication is one of several Orthopaedic Knowledge Updates published by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the first dedicated to trauma. Fractures and dislocations involving the upper and lower extremities, pelvis, and spine are discussed, and current concepts regarding their treatment are well presented.
Purpose: The purpose is educational: to provide up-to-date information on principles and advances in the treatment of fractures of the skeletal system.
Audience: It is intended for trauma physicians and orthopedic surgeons and residents.
Features: The book includes illustrations of good quality and pertinent to the topic discussed.
Assessment: This update is valuable to all physicians interested in the treatment of fractures. It provides an easy review or reference for trauma, orthopedics, and emergency room physicians and residents.