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Rockwood and Green's Fractures in Adults. 6th ed.
Sigvard T. Hansen, MD1
1 Harborview Medical CenterSeattle, Washington
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Robert W. Bucholz, James D. Heckman, and Charles M. Court-Brown, editors. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 2006. Two volumes. 3655 pages. $379.00.

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2007 Mar 01;89(3):697-697
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The editors of this marvelous pair of books have certainly fulfilled the goals set out in the Preface: to present the pathological anatomy of all fractures and dislocations in a historical context and to provide a comprehensive discussion of the different management alternatives as well as the authors' preferred methods of treatment.The original 1975 edition reflected fracture care to that time and was heavily weighted toward nonoperative care. Discussion of operative treatment was, by and large, limited to operations commonly done at that time: predominantly, stabilization of hip fractures, both-bone fractures in the forearm and occasionally combined tibial and fibular fractures, and intra-articular fractures. In the thirty years since the first edition was published, an enormous change has taken place in the methods applied to fracture care. Today, the emphasis is on functional restoration, shorter hospital stays, and treatment of severe and/or multiple injuries, as many patients now survive severe injuries thanks to the advent of paramedic teams in the 1970s.
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