About this book
- Practical guide written by international experts in the field
- Covers trauma and orthopedics in an integrated fashion
- Combines anatomic location with frequent injury combinations
This guide provides practical information for the care of patients with blunt injuries. It covers the care for truncal injuries (head, chest, abdomen) and fracture care of the extremities, the pelvis and the spine in a condensed fashion. Unlike previous, anatomically oriented outlines, this combines the anatomic location with frequent injury combinations. It is written for orthopedic and trauma surgeons, offering them a condensed outline of fracture treatment. In addition, all aspects of trauma care are covered, including associated injuries that may alter the decision making in patients with polytrauma.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » blunt injuries - dislocations - fractures - poly trauma - trauma system
Related subjects » Critical Care & Emergency Medicine - Medicine - Orthopedics - Surgery
Authors & Editors
Dr. Hans-Christoph Pape completed his residency in trauma surgery at Hannover Medical School, and while an attending orthopedic and trauma surgeon at Hannover he was appointed as Professor of Trauma Surgery. Between 2003 and 2005 he was also a Visiting Professor at Harvard Medical School, the University of Alabama, and the University of Texas. Between 2005 and 2009 Dr. Pape was Associate Professor in Traumatology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre, and he is currently W. Pauwels Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic/Trauma Surgery at the University of Aachen Medical Centre, Germany. During his career, Dr. Pape has received many awards of note, including the 2005 Novartis Prize, the 2006 Swiss AO Foundation Annual Award, and the 2008 Kappa Delta Award from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He is the Editor in Chief for Open Access Emergency Medicine, a Section Editor for Injury and the European Journal of Trauma, and an editorial board member for Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics, Journal of Trauma, Infection and Critical Care, and Patient Safety in Surgery. Dr. Pape has been the lead author on 78 publications in peer-reviewed journals, and co-author of a further 162. He is also the editor or author of several important books, has written a large number of book chapters and has led many courses on polytrauma management. Roy W. Sanders, M.D.: Editor-in-Chief: Journal of Orthopedic Trauma, President of Florida Orthopedic Institute, Director of the Orthopedic Trauma Service, several prestigious awards. Joe Borelli, M.D.: Professor and Chairman of the Southwest Medical Center, Dallas, USA; Board: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, several prestigious awards.