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Fundamentals of Pediatric Orthopedics
     

Fundamentals of Pediatric Orthopedics

by Lynn T. Staheli
 

Geared to the everyday needs of pediatricians, primary care physicians, and orthopedists, the Third Edition of this best-selling book is a complete and user-friendly guide to the diagnosis and management of pediatric orthopedic problems. Treatment plans are reviewed and illustrated and pitfalls, including normal variations, are discussed. The emphasis is on the

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Geared to the everyday needs of pediatricians, primary care physicians, and orthopedists, the Third Edition of this best-selling book is a complete and user-friendly guide to the diagnosis and management of pediatric orthopedic problems. Treatment plans are reviewed and illustrated and pitfalls, including normal variations, are discussed. The emphasis is on the welfare of the whole child, and parent education information is included. This edition is updated to include a revamped chapter on growth and substantially revised chapters on evaluation, management, lower limb, trauma, and infection.

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Reviewer: Edward Abraham, M.D.(University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This book covers basic knowledge needed for treating children and adolescents with musculoskeletal disorders and trauma.
Purpose: The purpose of this single authored book is to make understanding the fundamental pediatric orthopedics a quick and enjoyable experience for the reader. These very worthy objectives are met in most instances.
Audience: The book is written mainly for primary care physicians, but orthopedists can make good use of certain sections. Pediatric and orthopedic residents can find it useful for their training. The author, Lynn T. Staheli, MD, Professor Emeritus, Department of Orthopedics, University of Washington School of Medicine is internationally known and a recognized authority in the field of pediatric orthopedics. His additional credentials include co-chief editor of the Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics.
Features: The contents of the book are similar to the second edition with some changes. The author limits space and words by making extensive use of computer generated colored drawings, photos, and tables. Each figure delivers an important educational message. The successful format makes for easy reading and rapid assimilation of useful information with maximum use of space. The author sticks to the fundamentals and avoids, in a number of instances, stating his preferred treatment. For instance, one gets the impression that he does not like to use the hip abduction brace for Perthes disease, but he never says if he personally recommends its use. Also, he may give important opinions without necessarily giving a supporting reference.
Assessment: The strength of this work is the wisdom of the author. How often have we seen residents and junior attendings writing chapters and even editing books with little or no personal experience. Here we have the opposite situation, a pediatric orthopedist with vast clinical experience and a working knowledge of the world's literature as editor of the preeminent pediatric orthopedic journal as an author. He does not mince words about a number of issues such as the uselessness of corrective shoes for familiar supple flat feet or the ineffectiveness of extra diaper use for developmental dysplasia of the hip and physical therapy stretching exercises for gastrochemius contracture in patients with the diagnosis of idiopathic toe walking. I totally enjoyed reading this book and strongly recommend it to pediatrics and general orthopedic surgeons caring for children with orthopedic disorders.
3 Stars from Doody
Steven Becker
In his preface to the first edition, the author proposed ""to make learning the basics of pediatric orthopedics a rapid and pleasant experience,"" and he succeeded admirably. The second edition has been updated and modified, with the addition of new illustrations, updated reading lists, and a completely new chapter on sports medicine. Among the recently published textbooks of orthopedic surgery, this text is unique in that it presents a broad range of information in a format that is easy to access and to understand. The broad range of information included in this text makes it especially valuable to pediatricians, family medicine physicians, primary care physicians, pediatric and orthopedic residents, and medical students. With an emphasis on fundamentals, the author has integrated information on etiology, evaluation, differential diagnosis, and treatment with clinical photographs, line art, and easy-to-read charts and graphs that give a succinct overview of information that would be laborious to follow in text form. The numerous headings and subheadings that divide each chapter make locating specific information quick and easy. From his expertise and experience, the author provides clear and pragmatic treatment recommendations for a myriad of orthopedic conditions in children. A unique aspect of this text is an emphasis on the overall well-being of the child -- physical, social, and psychological -- as a foremost consideration, and the author outlines some ""philosophical and practical"" guidelines for maintaining this primary objective. A special section at the end of the book answers frequently asked questions and even provides handouts that can be copied and offered to thefamily to help them understand their child's condition. In short, this colorful, concise text will be a valuable addition to the library of any physician who cares for children and will provide a quick overview as well as a resource for more in-depth study. The pediatric orthopedist will recommend this text to his or her colleagues as a superb reference text for ""thumb nail sketches"" of the many musculoskeletal conditions that affect children.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781741255
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
195
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.60(d)

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