Pediatric Orthopedics: Symptoms, Differential Diagnosis, Supplementary Assessment and Treatment

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Springer, Apr 1, 2017 - Medical - 438 pages

This book presents the most common site-specific pediatric orthopedic problems seen in clinical practice. Detailed discussions of disorders of the chest wall, neck, back, pelvic, upper- and lower limb, leg length discrepancy, abnormal gate, congenital deficiencies, bone and joint infections are included in this comprehensive resource. Operative treatments are discussed throughout the book with the key focus on managing the patient and the use of the conservative approach. As such, the main benefit of this book is as a diagnostic tool to assess children with orthopedic disease.

Designed to lead the reader from the initial physical examination through to making the most likely diagnosis, there is advice on what additional studies are meaningful, when there is an indication for referral and what advice can be provided for the patient. The value of the book is increased by hundreds of color images, thus making it easily accessible for pediatric orthopedic surgeons, pediatrician

s, pediatric physiotherapists, podiatrists, pediatricians, rehabilitation specialists and primary care physicians with an interest in the subject.

 

Contents

Chest Wall
1
Neck
7
Back
21
Pelvis
57
Shoulder
60
Elbow and Forearm
79
Wrist
91
Hand
98
Foot
261
Toes
299
Leg Length Inequality
319
Abnormal Gait
333
Limb and Back Reduction Deficiency Present at Birth
347
Bone and Joint Infections
393
Addendum
407
Appendix
409

Hip
117
Knee
170
Lower Leg
237
Ankle
249
Literature
425
Index
431
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About the author (2017)

Jan Douwes Visser is Professor of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery at the University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands.


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