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2nd Edition

Outcome Measures in Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Trauma, 2Ed

ISBN 9780340807071
Published March 26, 2004 by CRC Press
384 Pages

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Book Description

Orthopaedics and orthopaedic trauma are highly complex subjects that can prove difficult to quantify, but accurate measurement is required for setting standards of care and for assessing the severity of an injury. This book will help the reader assess outcome instruments, and provides many references to sources of instruments and techniques to use. It aims to assist the reader in making an informed selection from the different scoring systems available.

Outcome Measures in Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Trauma is a combined and fully revised new edition of the highly regarded Outcome Measures in Orthopaedics and Outcome Measures in Trauma, the first books devoted to the topic of outcome measures for orthopaedic and trauma surgeons and researchers.

Table of Contents

Choosing an outcome measure
A Systematic approach to developing comparative health outcome indicators
Economic evaluation
Randomised controlled trials
Register studies
Measures of health status, health-related quality of life and patient satisfaction
The measures of pain
Trauma severity indices
Outcome after blast, missile and gunshot wounds
Deformity and cosmesis
Growth plate injuries
Peripheral nerve injuries
Spine and spinal cord
Shoulder and elbow
The wrist
The hand
Pelvic and acetabular fractures
Femoral head and neck and the hip joint
Tibial and femoral shafts
The knee
The ankle and hind foot
The foot

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Paul B. Pynsent, Director, Research and Teaching Centre, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham; Honorary Senior Research Fellow in Medical Sciences, University of Birmingham; and Visiting Professor of Medical Engineering, University of Wolverhampton, UK

Jeremy C.T. Fairbank, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford; and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Orthopaedics, University of Oxford, UK

Andrew J. Carr, Nuffield Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Oxford; and Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford, UK


This text gives an authoritative overview of instruments and techniques used for outcome measures with advice on their optimum usage...for anyone who is conducting clinical audit, research or is interested in standards of care and their measurement then this book provides an invaluable synopsis of this topic and a base line for further ideas and development.
Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England