Trauma management is an everyday necessity in small animal practice, and the correct approach to managing fractures is vital for both short-and long-term success. This manual describes the theory and key concepts of fracture fixation and healing and deals with orthopaedic surgical principles and instrumentation and approaches to different types of fracture. The manual also gives a completely new practical guide to surgery for each situation. Specially commissioned full-colour illustrations show operative techniques step by step, and charts give full information on preparation, positioning, instrumentation and procedures. Specific fractures are dealt with by region, with the emphasis on decision making and practical advice. The final part of the book covers the treatment and prevention of complications.
Table of contents
List of Contributors.
Part 1: Background to Fracture Management.
1. Fracture Classification and Description (D. Gary Clayton Jones).
2. History of Fracture Treatment (Leslie C. Vaughan).
3. Biomechanical Basis of Bone Fracture and Fracture Repair (Simon Roe).
4. Fracture Healing (Tim M. Skerry).
5. Imaging of Fracture Healing (D. Gary Clayton Jones).
Part 2: Principles of Fracture Management.
6. Evaluating the Fracture Patient (Ralph H. Abercromby).
7. Non-surgical Management of Fractures (Jonathan Dyce).
8. Instruments and Implants (John P. Lapish).
9. Principles of Fracture Surgery (Andrew Miller).
10. Complex, Open and Pathological Fractures (Chris May).
11. Fractures in Skeletally Immature Animals (Stuart Carmichael).
Part 3: Management of Specific Fractures.
12. The Skull and Mandible (Harry W. Scott).
13. The Spine (W. Malcolm McKee).
14. The Scapula (Andy Torrignton).
15. The Humerus (Hamish R. Denny).
16. Radius and Ulna (Warrick J. Bruce).
17. The Pelvis and Sacroiliac Joint (Marvin L. Olmstead).
18. The Femur (A. Colin Stead).
19. Tibia and Fibula (Steven J. Butterworth).
20. Carpus and Tarsus (John E.F. Houlton).
21. The Distal Limb (Jonathan Dyce).
22. Patella and Fabellae (Ralph H. Abercromby).
Part 4: Complications of Fracture Management.
23. Fracture Disease (John F. Ferguson).
24. Implant Failure (Malcolm G. Ness).
25. Osteomyelitis (Angus A. Anderson).
26. Complications of Fracture Healing (David Bennett).