About this book
- Didactic practical chapters with key summary statements
- Written from the perspective of the 'working day'
- A problem-oriented practical manual covering the orthopaedic medicine and surgery
- References include clinical web sites so that practical know-how (e.g. diagnosis of pulmonary embolism, resuscitation guidelines, etc.) can be updated by readers as guidelines change
Trauma and Orthopedic Surgery in Clinical Practice provides a practical working guide to the most important peri-operative issues and medical problems found in day-to-day ward management.
Designed especially for those who are ‘on-the-move’, this book provides information through use of key points, tables and summaries that is easy to read and clearly laid out. In keeping with the book’s purpose, Trauma and Orthopedic Surgery in Clinical Practice offers a plentiful yet careful selection of references that avoid potential time restrictions. The provision of links to clinical websites provides readers with a gateway to practical know-how tips that remain updated as guidelines change.
This book will be of particular interest to orthopedic and surgical residents and medical trainee doctors in the acute specialties.
Written for: Medical students, orthopedic and surgical residents, foundation year pre-registration house officers, senior medical students, senior house officers, and junior doctors in the acute specialties
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Trauma Care
Table of contents
Basic considerations: Who are the patients. Elective and trauma. Classification of elective procedures and injuries.- Being prepared – the ward round, operative preparation and consent.- Peri-operative investigations: haematology, cross match, biochemistry, ECG, etc.- Radiology - routine requests, CT and MRI.- Thromboprophylaxis – including spinal / epidural considerations.- Peri-operative fasting – post-operative fluid and electrolyte balance.- Wounds, plasters, casts, drains and tubes.- Problems: Recognising the sick patient.- The confused patient.- Infected and immunocompromised patients.- Compartment syndrome.- Fat embolism.- DVT and pulmonary embolism.- Death certification and the coroner.