The book presents a problem-based, rational approach to the diagnosis of orthopaedic problems in children. It is divided into four sections based on the age at which specific problems may be encountered; the newborn and infant, the toddler and the pre-school child, the child in the school-going age and the adolescent. The authors outline a systematic approach to arrive at a tentative diagnosis by asking relevant questions related to the presenting symptom and then performing a thorough clinical examination. They then suggest the most appropriate investigations to confirm the diagnosis. Each chapter deals with the common conditions that may lead to the problem; the rarer causes of the problem are listed at the end. This feature would make the book a practical manual and a high quality reference source. An important feature of the book is the number and quality of illustrations and video clips in the electronic version.
Table of Contents
The deformed hip.- The deformed femur.- The deformed knee.- The bowed tibia.- The deformed foot.- The inverted foot.- The everted foot.- . The deformed shoulder.- The deformed elbow.- The deformed wrist.- The deformed spine.- Anomalies of fingers or toes.- Absence of digits of the hands or feet.- Duplication of fingers.- Duplication of toes.- Deformities of the fingers or toes.- Limb length inequality at birth.- Abnormal body proportions or dwarfism evident at birth.- Decreased movement of an upper or lower limb in the neonate.- Deformities of the neck and limitation of movement of the neck.- The child with multiple deformities.- Acquired deformities of the knee.- In-toeing gait and out-toeing gait.- Toe walking.- The flat foot.- The child with a painless limp.- The delayed walker.- Deformities and limitation of movements of the shoulder girdle.- Deformities and limitation of motion of the forearm.- Deformities and limitation of movements of the wrist.- Brittle bones and frequent fractures.- The child with a painful limp.- The painful hip.- Short stature and altered body proportions.- Gigantism.- Acquired limb length inequality.- The painful hip in adolescence.- The painful knee in adolescence.- The painful foot in adolescence.
Benjamin Joseph is former Professor of Orthopaedics and Head of Paediatric
Orthopaedic Service, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India. He is currently
Adjunct Professor of Orthopaedics, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India.
Randall Loder is Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery, James Whitcomb Riley Children’s Hospital, and the Garceau Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
James Robb is former Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, Scotland and Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK.
Ian Torode is Director of Orthopaedics, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.