ABOUT THIS BOOK
· Practical guide to the surgical techniques currently used in limb
· Detailed descriptions of procedures with many accompanying illustrations
· Written by recognized experts, many of whom developed the techniques presented
As a result of recent advances in surgical techniques and implant technology it is now possible to perform limb reconstruction in patients with a range of congenital, posttraumatic, and postinfection pathologies. This book is a clear, practical guide to the state-of-the-art surgical procedures employed in limb reconstruction for diverse conditions. It includes precise descriptions of the techniques themselves, accompanied by numerous helpful drawings and photographs. Pearls and pitfalls are highlighted, and thorough advice is also provided on indications, preoperative planning, and postoperative follow-up. The editors have carefully selected the contributors based on their expertise, and many of the authors were themselves responsible for developing the techniques that they describe.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » Congenital deformity - External fixation - Limb lengthening - Limb reconstruction
Related subjects » Orthopedics
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Complex foot deformities, correction by TSF.- Combined technique: lengthening over nail.- Hindfoot reconstruction by the combined technique.- Knee arthrodesis for the treatment of infected knee arthrodesis.- Reconstruction techniques for mega bone defects (external fixation versus titanium cages versus free vascularized fibula grefts).- Pelvic support osteotomy for the treatment of infected total hip replacement.- Treatment of fibular hemimelia.- Treatment of congenital pseudoarthrosis of the tibia.- Treatment of proximal focal femoral deficiency.- Combined technique: Fixator assisted nailing.- Joint distraction for special conditions.- 6 axis correction of multiapical deformities.- Lengthening and then plating / nailing.- Use of external fixation for reconstruction following bone tumor treatment.- Treatment of infected periarticular nonunions.- Hindfoot reconstruction by the combined technique.- Combined technique: FAN + LON.- Reconstruction of segmentary defects in chronic osteomyelitis by the combined technique.- Reconstruction techniques for mega bone defects (external fixation versus titanium cages versus free vascularized fibula grefts).- Treatment of severe contractures by external fixation (elbow / knee / ankle).- External fixation for spinal deformities.
AUTHORS & EDITORS
Mehmet Kocaoglu, MD, graduated from Istanbul Medical School, University of Istanbul, in 1983 and subsequently performed his residency at the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Istanbul School of Medicine, where he became an Associate Professor in 1996 and continues to work as a lecturer. He is a member of various professional bodies, including the Turkish Association of Orthopedics and Traumatology, the Turkish Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and the Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society of North America. Dr. Kocaoglu is a member of the editorial boards of Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica and Hacettepe Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery. In the past decade he has been the author of nearly 30 scientific publications. His special areas of interest include free vascularized bone grafts, Ilizarov applications, treatment of bone infections, limb lengthening, correction of deformities, and pseudarthrosis treatment.
Hiroyuki Tsuchiya, MD, PhD, is Professor and Chairman of Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Kanazawa University. He is a board member of various associations and committees, including the Japanese Orthopedic Association, the International Society of Limb Salvage, the Japanese Association of Clinical Oncology, ASAMI international and the Young Surgeons Committee of SICOT. His major clinical research interests include orthopedic oncology, limb reconstruction and lengthening, and external fixation. He also developed function-saving limb saving surgery, caffeine-potentiated chemotherapy, tumor reconstruction with distraction osteogenesis and tumor-bearing autograft treated by liquid nitrogen, and cryoimmunology for sarcomas. Professor Tsuchiya is a reviewer for a number of leading journals and has himself been the lead or co-author of more than 200 original articles in peer-reviewed journals as well as numerous book chapters, short papers, and proceedings.
Levent Eralp, MD, MSc, graduated from Istanbul Medical School, University of Istanbul, in 1991. He performed his residency at the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology at Istanbul Medical School, where he subsequently became first a Lecturer, then an Associate Professor and a full professor since 2009. In 2003 he won a SICOT scholarship to the University Hospital Kanazawa, Japan, to study Oncologic Orthopedics and in 2004 he spent time at Resurgens Orthopedics in Atlanta, USA, working on musculoskeletal infections. His fields of particular interest include oncologic orthopedics, adult reconstruction, musculoskeletal infections, bone lengthening and deformity correction, external fixation, trauma, and total joint replacement, and he has published widely on these topics.