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Orthopedic Traumatology: A Resident's Guide
J. Lawrence Marsh, MD1
1 University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Iowa City, Iowa
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David Ip. Berlin: Springer; 2006. 571 pages. $49.95. ISBN: 978-3-540-29065-0.

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2007 Apr 01;89(4):922-922
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This slightly more than 500-page pocket-size book in outline format introduces the reader to and provides an overview of current concepts in orthopaedic trauma. It will be most widely used by residents in their early years of training, but other health-care professionals who take care of injured patients may find that a condensed style makes this book valuable as a quick reference, review, or introduction to fracture care.The book contains twelve chapters, each of which is preceded by a detailed outline of the topics covered in that chapter. In the body of the chapter, these topics are expanded by bulleted text that includes lists, phrases, or sometimes complete sentences to convey condensed information relevant to the topic. Some of the text pages are illustrated with one or more radiographs or clinical photographs. The chapters cover anatomic topics (upper extremity, lower extremity, and pelvic and acetabular trauma) as well as more general topics (principles of fracture fixation and high-energy trauma management). It is unusual that two of the twelve chapters were devoted to "Minimally Invasive and Computer-Aided Surgery" and "Fall Prevention in the Elderly." References are limited, and some of the material presented represents author opinion on a topic for which differences of opinion exist. This is not a criticism, but readers need to recognize that this brief coverage cannot explore the range of opinions on all complex issues and controversies.
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