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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Riad Barmada, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: The sixth edition of this two volume set provides up-to-date information on fracture treatment. Since 1975 when the first edition was published, this book has been a very popular reference for orthopedic surgeons.
Purpose: The purpose is to update the previous edition with the recent advances in the management of fractures.
Audience: The targeted audience includes orthopedic surgeons, residents, and trauma physicians.
Features: The book is divided into four sections. The first deals with general principles regarding fractures classification, internal fixation, bone healing, complications, and other conditions associated with trauma. The second section is dedicated to fractures and dislocations of the upper extremity. Sections three and four, spine and lower extremity injuries are discussed. The book provides detailed descriptions of approaches and surgical techniques.
Assessment: This comprehensive reference for treatment of fractures is authored by experts who are known nationally and internationally. It is well organized and includes good quality illustrations. Several alternative treatments are discussed along with the author's preferred method. In my opinion, it is the best reference on fracture treatment available.