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Outlines in Orthopaedic Surgery


Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781626238992
Publication Date: October 2019

Pocket-size, user-friendly roadmap to learning the basic skills of orthopaedic surgery!

Surgery requires a combination of knowledge and skill acquired through years of direct observation, mentorship, and practice. The learning curve can be steep, frustrating, and intimidating for many medical students and junior residents. Too often, books and texts that attempt to translate the art of surgery are far too comprehensive for this audience and counterproductive to learning important basic skills to succeed. Outlines in Orthopaedic Surgery by Valentin Antoci and Adam Eltorai is the orthopaedic volume in a series of textbooks that offer a simplified roadmap to surgery. The text serves as starting point for learning orthopaedic surgery techniques, with room for adding notes, details, and pearls collected during the journey.

This unique resource outlines key steps for common orthopaedic procedures, laying a solid foundation of basic knowledge from which trainees can easily build and expand. Thirty-five chapters are systematically organized and formatted by subspecialty, starting with an introduction, followed by sections covering surgery of the hand, shoulder and elbow, joint arthroplasty, sports orthopaedics, spine surgery, orthopaedic trauma, foot and ankle, and pediatrics. Each chapter includes symptoms and signs, surgical pathology, diagnostic modalities, differential diagnosis, treatment options, indications for surgical intervention, step-by-step procedures, pitfalls, and prognosis.

Key Features

  • Concise text and bullets provide quick procedural outlines essential for understanding procedural steps
  • The generously illustrated text encompasses a full spectrum of musculoskeletal disorders related to degenerative changes, injuries, and congenital conditions
  • Treatment of a variety of fractures including both bones of the forearm, Monteggia and olecranon, lateral malleolus/bimalleolar ankle, and supracondylar humeral and intramedullary fixation of forearm fractures in pediatric patients

This is an ideal, easy-to-read resource for medical students and junior residents to utilize during orthopaedic surgery rotations and for quick consultation during the early years of practice. It will also benefit allied health professionals who need a quick guide on core orthopaedic surgery procedures.

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Part I Introduction
1 Preoperative Planning and Preparation
2 Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Templating
Part II Hand Surgery
3 Open Carpal Tunnel Release
4 Trigger Finger Release
5 Open Reduction Internal Fixation of Distal Radius Fractures
6 Both Bone Forearm Fracture
Part III Shoulder and Elbow
7 Monteggia Fracture Including Olecranon Fracture
8 Distal and Diaphyseal Humerus Plating
9 Proximal Humerus Open Reduction and Internal Fixation
10 Shoulder Arthroplasty
Part IV Joint Anthroplasty
11 Posterior Approach to Hip Arthroplasty
12 Anterolateral Approach to Hip Arthroplasty
13 Direct Anterior Approach to Hip Arthroplasty
14 Component Positioning in Hip Arthroplasty
15 Total Knee Arthroplasty
Part V Sports Orthopaedics
16 Knee Arthroscopy and Meniscectomy
17 Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
18 Shoulder Arthroscopy and Labral Repair
19 Hip Arthroscopy
Part VI Spine Surgery
20 Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)
21 Lumbar Microdiscectomy
22 Posterior Lumbar Laminectomy and Pedicle Screw Instrumentation
Part VII Trauma
23 Antegrade Femoral Nailing
24 Retrograde Femoral Nailing
25 Tibial Nailing
26 Lateral Tibial Plateau Open Reduction Internal Fixation
27 Lateral Malleolus/Bimalleolar Ankle Fractures
Part VIII Foot and Ankle
28 Ankle Arthroscopy
29 Modified Brostrom Procedure
30 Achilles Tendon Repair
31 Hallux Valgus Surgery
Part IX Pediatrics
32 Intramedullary Fixation of Midshaft Forearm Fractures
33 Supracondylar Humeral Fracture
34 Femoral Rotational Osteotomy
35 Gastrocnemius, Hamstring, and Adductor Releases/Lengthening

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