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Handbook of Pediatric Orthopedics / von Paul D Sponseller

Handbook of Pediatric Orthopedics - now in a fully updated Second Edition - encapsulates everything an orthopedic surgeon needs to know to make rapid diagnoses and quickly plan treatment for the gamut of common and uncommon pediatric orthopedic problems.
The author, a well-respected authority in the field, provides only the most pertinent information on the developmental, genetic, and neurologic etiology of the various conditions. A full chapter concentrates exclusively on core treatment guidelines and algorithms for pediatric trauma management. Each chapter presents information on basic principles, technical skills, and standards of care in an easy-to-reference list format that allows the busy practitioner quick access to key information and thus facilitates faster diagnoses.


- Compiles new data on blocks, traction, special casts, aspiration, and arthogram interpretation.
- 164 drawings, graphs, and charts illustrate important concepts.
- Provides must-know radiographic parameters and clinical tips for key developmental disorders.
- Reviews difficult-to-remember levels of innervation, including for the brachial plexus.
- Numerous charts conveniently list medications and dosages based on weight, route, and frequency.
- Helpful graphs track growth predictions for each region of the skeleton.

Orthopedic surgeons, residents, or fellows will refer to this highly practical pocket guide on a daily basis. Clinicians, residents, or fellows in pediatrics will also appreciate its brevity and up-to-date coverage.