George Bentley – European Surgical Orthopaedics and Traumatology


Автор: George Bentley
Название книги: European Surgical Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Формат: PDF
Жанр: Ортопедия и Травматология
Страницы: 4903
Качество: Изначально компьютерное, E-book

This important reference textbook covers the surgical management of all major orthopaedic and traumatological conditions. The book will act as the major source of education and guidance in surgical practice for surgeons and trainees, especially those preparing for higher surgical examinations and the Board of Orthopaedics and Traumatology examinations within and beyond Europe. The emphasis throughout is on the application of current knowledge and research to technical problems, how to avoid operative problems, and how to salvage complications if they occur. The didactic text is complemented by abundant illustrations that highlight the essentials of each clinical scenario. The authors are all recognized international authorities active at congresses and workshops as well as in universities and hospitals across the world. ​


This EFORT textbook was developed by the Executive Committee following
the excellent Surgical Techniques in Orthopaedics and Traumatology edited
by Prof. Jacques Duparc a decade ago.
Following discussions with two major publishers, we were assured that
a hard copy textbook/encyclopedia would fill an important niche in the
surgical literature.
Our aim was to produce a text which would act as a surgical techniques
guide, but also embrace the total management of the patients which, it is now
realised, is vital to best surgical practice and maximal patient outcomes.
I was very enthusiastic because, as an Englishman with some exposure to
European literature and practice, I realised this book would present an
exciting opportunity to bring together and publicise the rich variety and
quality of clinical practice, research, and literature available in Europe,
which was not fully appreciated by much of the English-speaking world.
The layout of the book is traditional in some ways, but I was anxious
that all the authors should present their views in their own personal style.
Therefore the book is arranged in 10 sections and the chapters have a common
overall format. Each chapter has a contents section for easy checking and
keywords, but the “flavour” of the authors’ professional approach to the topic
is apparent from reading each individual chapter.
Hence, this book is a unique collection of chapters on all the major
conditions we deal with in orthopaedics and traumatology, presented in
a lively way and embracing many well-tested techniques and management
The overall aim was to produce a source (major reference work) which will
be equally valuable to trainees, all those involved in education and training,
and those whose profession is in a general rather than super-specialised
practice. Hence each chapter has sub-sections on, literature, relevant basic
sciences, clinical assessment, indications for surgery, pre-operative planning,
surgical techniques, post-operative management, rehabilitation, complications
and outcomes.
I must pay tribute to the Section Editors who have been excellent and
without whom the book would not have been started, let alone written. Here
I must mention particularly Franz Langlais, who was tragically taken from us
early on. Their expertise and enthusiasm have been invaluable. Nevertheless,
because of the requirement to have a common approach and theme, and conscious that many authors are not primary English speakers, I thought it
essential to edit and review the whole text personally. Therefore, any defects
are mine.
Throughout I have had unqualified support from all my colleagues on the
Executive Committee, in particular the supervising Presidents, Karl-Go¨ran
Thorngren, Miklos Szendroi, Pierre Hoffmeyer and Manuel Cassiano Neves,
together with an abundance of useful advice. Per Kjaersgaard-Anderson has
been a tower of strength as my adviser especially in our final preparation and
The actual process of producing such a book is sometimes challenging.
It would not have been possible without my secretary/PA, Rosemary
Radband. Her rapid and expert way of handling data, and some authors,
made it possible. The Springer team – Gabriele Schroeder, Sylvia Blago
and particularly Simone Giesler – has been excellent, expert, completely
professional, and a pleasure to work with. Latterly Susan Davenport of
EFORT has given unstinting support.
This task has been a great privilege and pleasure for me. I have come to
appreciate and sometimes wonder at the works of my author colleagues.
My thanks are not sufficient to express my gratitude to you all.
This book may never be published again in hard copy but the E-copy will
be easy to update in future. We now have an authoritative and unique
European base for our future educational programmes which will, I hope,
enrich all our surgical lives.


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