Fracture Management for Primary Care: 2nd Edition

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9780721693446: Fracture Management for Primary Care: 2nd Edition

Here's the guidance needed to evaluate and treat common fractures and to identify uncommon fractures that should be referred to a specialist. A consistent format provides detailed coverage of each fracture's anatomic considerations, clinical symptoms and signs, radiographic findings, indications for orthopedic referral, strategies for management, and more.

  • Includes one-page management tables that summarize pertinent aspects of diagnosis and treatment.
  • Detailed, step-by-step descriptions present selected closed reduction techniques for some displaced fractures.
  • Uses schematic illustrations to portray important anatomic relationships of bones and joints.
  • Includes two new chapters, Facial and Skull Fractures (Ch. 18) and Rib Fractures (Ch. 17).
  • New Pediatric Considerations sections for each fracture cover special considerations for pediatric fractures.
  • New Return to Work or Sports sections for each fracture give practical advice for getting patients back to full activity after an injury.
  • Expands coverage of joint dislocations, including reduction techniques.
  • Increased material on stress fractures of the pelvis, rib, ulna and calcaneous.
  • Provides many new radiographs and line drawings.
Spanish version of 1st edition also available, ISBN: 84-8174-431-X

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About the Author:

M. Patrice Eiff is Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, Oregon.

Review:

"This third edition of Fracture Management For Primary Care, published 8 years after the second, has been significantly enhanced while maintaining its basic framework. With the continuing need for primary care physicians to assume the central role in the contemporary and anticipated models of health care delivery, this book is an excellent and timely addition. ... The stated aim of Fracture Management for Primary Care is 'to produce a practical user-friendly book that helps clinicians manage their patients who have fractures'. This 384-page book is edited by experienced family physicians, with contributions from 8 other family physicians. ...The description in the opening chapter of general principles of fracture care provides a well-thought-out, well-organized basic framework to apply to care of the specific fractures described in the subsequent chapters. The guidelines for when to refer a patient to an orthopedic surgeon are explicitly presented. Each chapter is organized in a consistent manner. ... (This) overall organization and consistency is perhaps the most useful feature in a book that lends itself to quick, practical, readable, and easy access in day-to-day practice. The book is full of radiographic images and line drawings related to almost all of the fractures described. ... Although the book is exceedingly practical and concise, it provides sufficient coverage of the breadth of the fractures and related problems seen in primary care. In this context, the breadth and depth of topics covered are exemplified by reviews regarding epiphyseal fractures, pediatric scaphoid fractures, distal clavicular fractures, scapular fractures, spine fractures, nontraumatic osteoporotic fractures, complex regional pain syndrome, and facial and skull fractures." -Dilip R. Patel, MD, Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Kalamazoo; JAMA

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