Reinhard Schnettler, MD
Director, Clinic for Accident Surgery, University Clinic Giessen and Marburg, Giessen, Germany
Hans-Ulrich Steinau, MD
University Clinic for Plastic Surgery, Bochum, Germany
A practice-oriented reference for the clinical management of osteomyelitis.
This concise and superbly illustrated surgical manual provides step-by-step instruction on how to effectively manage acute and chronic bone and joint infections. The book opens with a discussion of the pathophysiology and classification of this challenging disease. Leading clinicians discuss diagnostic procedures, including imaging and nuclear medicine techniques, and cover different methods of antibiotic therapy. The book then guides readers through a range of techniques for the surgical treatment of osteomyelitis, plastic and reconstructive techniques for primary treatment and prevention of infections, procedures for managing infected prostheses, and arthrodeses for infected joints.
- Practical notes, tips, tricks, and pitfalls highlighted in color-coded boxes
- Numerous case studies offering treatment examples for daily practice
- To-the-point descriptions and clear presentation of complex material
- More than 500 high-quality radiographic images, full-color illustrations, and photos demonstrating the anatomy and surgical techniques
Ideal as a quick reference prior to surgery, Septic Bone and Joint Surgery is a practical guide for clinicians and residents in orthopaedic surgery, general surgery, and plastic surgery.
1 Historical Synopsis ---- 2 Pathophysiology and Classification of Osteomyelitis ----
3 Diagnosis of Osteomyelitis: 3.1 Radiographic Diagnosis; 3.2 Imaging Diagnosis; 3.3 Diagnosis
of Bone Inflammations with Nuclear Medicine ---- 4 Antibiotic Therapy: 4.1 Oral and Parenteral
Antibiotic Therapy; 4.2 Local Antibiotic Therapy; 4.3 Prophylaxis and Therapy of Infections with
Resistant Pathogens ---- 5 Surgical Treatment of Osteomyelitis: 5.1 Acute and Chronic Posttraumatic
Osteomyelitis; 5.2 Callous Distraction on the Lower Leg – Ilizarov’s Method;
5.3 Hematogenous Inflammation of the Bones and Joints ---- 6 Plastic Reconstructive
Interventions ---- 7 Treatment of Infected Prostheses: 7.1 Prostheses of the Hip and Knee Joints; 7.2 Two-step Exchange of Knee-joint Prostheses with a Temporary Antibiotic Spacer Prosthesis ---- 8 Special Arthodeses Used in Infections: 8.1 Knee Joint; 8.2 Upper (Talocrural) Ankle Joint