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Orthopaedic Surgery Essentials: Trauma
Kenneth J. Koval, MD1
1 Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Lebanon, New Hampshire
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Charles Court-Brown, Margaret McQueen, and Paul Tornetta III. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 2006. 549 pages. $99.00.

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2006 May 01;88(5):1170-1170
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This book represents the combined efforts of three well-respected and experienced orthopaedic trauma surgeons. It is a comprehensive text on current trauma care, including general principles; upper and lower extremity, spine, and pelvic injuries; specific techniques of fracture management; and complications. The authors give an international perspective for each section as two of the authors work in the United Kingdom and the third works in the United States.Written by the three surgeons, with outside input for the spine chapters, every chapter has a similar format, with sections on epidemiology, anatomy, fracture classification, radiographic assessment, treatment methods, associated injuries, and complications. Each chapter also contains a section on current controversies, and the authors try to base their treatment recommendations on evidence-based medicine. To this end, each chapter includes tables that present the current results of different treatment methods for specific fractures. The text is easy to read, with a bullet-style format and abundant, illustrative figures and drawings.
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