Charles M. Court-Brown — Rockwood and Greens Fractures in Adults (8th edition)
Автор: Charles M. Court-Brown
Название книги: Rockwood and Greens Fractures in Adults (8th edition)
Качество: Изначально компьютерное, E-book
Need the go-to reference on adult bone and joint injuries? Get the definitive, two volume guide on fracture treatment, written by the world’s top orthopaedic surgeons: Rockwood and Green’s Fractures in Adults. This fully updated and expanded 8th edition offers up-to-the-minute research and recommendations from more than 80 leading orthopaedic experts from around the world. An essential resource on fractures for every orthopaedic surgeon or resident..
NEW chapters on: Management of the Geriatric or Elderly Patient; Management of Bone Defects;; Psychological Aspect of Trauma
NEW authors from countries including India, China, Columbia, Greece, and Denmark
NEW 10 new full length videos added to the video library. All videos feature easy navigation so you can go directly to specific steps in the procedure, or watch the entire procedure from start to finish
Pearls and Pitfalls and preventive measures listed for all procedures
NEW Time-saving outline template for easy quick-reference
“Before the Case” checklists of all necessary equipment for each surgical procedure
Preferred Technique section provides algorithms explaining each author’s choice of preferred procedure
Full-color operative photos, tables, x-rays, diagrams, and more than 500 line drawings of surgical procedures
The eighth edition of Rockwood and Green’s: Fractures in Adults
continues with the changes that were instituted in the seventh
edition. In this edition there are two more chapters and 61 new
authors drawn from three continents and 11 different countries.
In addition, many of the new authors represent the next
generation of orthopedic trauma surgeons who will be determining
the direction of trauma management over the next two
or three decades.
Orthopedic trauma continues to be an expanding discipline,
with change occurring more quickly than is often realized.
When Drs. Rockwood and Green published the first edition in
1975, there were virtually no orthopedic trauma specialists in
most countries, fractures were usually treated nonoperatively,
and mortality following severe trauma was considerable. In one
generation the changes in orthopedic surgery, as in the rest of
medicine, have been formidable. We have worked to incorporate
these changes in this edition. There is expanded coverage
in this edition of the inevitable complications that all orthopedic
surgeons have to deal with, and we have included chapters
on geriatric trauma and the psychological aspects of trauma.
The other area of orthopedic trauma that is expanding quickly,
particularly in the developed countries, is the treatment of
osteoporotic (or fragility) fractures. These fractures are assuming
a greater medical and political importance, and orthopedic
implants are now being designed specifically to treat elderly
patients. It is likely that this trend will continue over the next
few decades; many of the chapters in this edition reflect this
change in emphasis.
The changes in the eighth edition include major changes in
its chapter structure. Each of the clinical chapters now follows
a specific template beginning with the physical examination,
classification, and additional studies used in the diagnosis of
each problem. This is followed by a description of the outcome
measures used to evaluate patients for the specific injury they
sustained. The indications and contraindications for each treatment
method, including nonoperative and operative methods
are highlighted in tables, as are the technical aspects of the
surgeries. Old favorites such as pitfalls and problems are also
listed in tables with solutions. Finally, the author’s preferred
treatment is now presented in the form of an algorithm, allowing
the reader to understand the thought process of the expert
writer in deciding on the treatment for the multiple subtypes
of injuries described in each chapter. We believe that this will
make it easy to get the most out of each chapter.
Finally, we are proud to introduce a new electronic format
that should allow for easier access across platforms, a change
that is overdue! Video supplementation is also available for the
majority of the clinical problems.
We are indebted to the efforts of the experts who have taken
the time to share their knowledge and experience with our
broad readership and hope that this new edition will contribute
to the care of patients.
Charles M. Court-Brown, MD, FRCS Ed (Orth)