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From The CriticsReviewer: Riad Barmada, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This comprehensive publication on fractures management and related basic sciences contains updated information and new topics not addressed in previous editions, such as biomechanics, fractures classification, nonoperative treatment, penetrating injuries, and others.
Purpose: The purpose is to address topics not included in previous editions and provide updated information on fractures management in a comprehensive reference publication.
Audience: The intended audience includes orthopedic surgeons, residents, and other physicians and healthcare professionals involved or interested in management of fractures and trauma in general.
Features: The book is divided into four sections according to anatomical regions, first general principles then upper extremities, lower extremities and spines. Topics are presented in an organized and methodical manner with surgical anatomy, descriptions of fractures, multiple options for management, indications for surgical intervention, and authors' preferred treatment.
Assessment: Previous editions fo this book were considered by many as among the best references on fracture management and have been used frequently by practitioners and residents. This 5th edition includes several new topics related to trauma and updates on new advances in management. It will remain as an important reference for orthopedists and residents.