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Global Orthopedics: Caring for Musculoskeletal Conditions and Injuries in Austere Settings
Gosselin, Richard A.
ISBN 13: 
9781461415770
ISBN 10: 
1461415772
Category: 
Tropical Medicine
Edition: 
1
Publisher: 
Springer
Format: 
Paperback
Status: 
Out of Print
Imprint: 
Springer
Affiliation: 
University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Audience: 
Professional
Dimensions: 
10.0 x 1.0 x 7.01 in
Pages: 
525
Weight: 
25.13
Retail Price: 
149.99
Quantity On Hand: 
0
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Synopsis:
Global Orthopedics: Caring for Musculoskeletal Conditions and Injuries in Austere Settings was conceived and written to be a unique reference for surgeons working in resource-limited environments. The first sections provide historical background, global public health perspectives of orthopedics, the role of culture, and a broad discussion of non-surgical and non-orthopedic clinical topics that are rarely encountered in high-resource settings but that affect orthopedic care. Adult and pediatric trauma are presented in an anatomical format for easy reference, with a focus on the natural history and the best treatment methods within existing limitations. The chapters on musculoskeletal infections provide a wealth of knowledge about these common debilitating conditions that is unavailable in any other single modern text. The non-infectious pediatric conditions section has been written for the non-specialist to handle selected developmental and early childhood orthopedic problems commonly seen in low-resource settings. Detailed chapters on reconstruction surgery, tumor management, amputations, and the orthopedic needs in the face of conflicts and natural disasters round out the text.

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