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Paediatric Orthopaedics
A System of Decision-Making, Second Edition

ISBN 9781498708401
Published January 22, 2016 by CRC Press
600 Pages 665 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

Mastering the art and science of paediatric orthopaedics entails the acquisition of theoretical knowledge, the development of surgical dexterity and learning the process of clinical decision-making. Of these three components, clinical decision-making is arguably the most important.

Featuring a practical focus, Paediatric Orthopaedics: A System of Decision-Making provides a guide to managing a wide spectrum of orthopaedic conditions in children. The book provides strategies for determining an optimum management approach to follow in any given situation, thus empowering surgeons to adapt their approach to the needs of individual patients.

The book addresses 73 topics in 9 sections covering the majority of orthopaedic conditions in children. This simplifies both organization and navigation and creates a design that is suitable for reading either in its entirety or for quick reference.Eminent paediatric orthopaedists have pooled their experience and knowledge to provide a logical approach to the evaluation and treatment of both common and some uncommon conditions.

Readers are given insight into decision-making trees where choices are not always made on science alone but governed also by social issues or patient preference. The text has been fully updated and, with the introduction of colour illustrations, is an invaluable tool for all those working in paediatric orthopaedics.

Table of Contents

General Principles of Treatment of Deformities in Children
Equinus Deformity
Calcaneus Deformity
Congenital Vertical Talus
Planovalgus Deformity
Valgus Deformity of the Ankle and Subtalar Joint
Metatarsus Adductus and Skewfoot
Anterolateral Bowing of the Tibia and Congenital Pseudarthrosis of the Tibia
Posteromedial Bowing of the Tibia
Tibial Torsion
Flexion Deformity of the Knee
Genu Recurvatum
Genu Varum
Genu Valgum
Coxa Vara
Femoral Anteversion
Cubitus Varus and Valgus
Varus and Valgus Deformity of the Wrist
Kyphotic Deformities of the Spine


Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
Paralytic Dislocation of the Hip: Cerebral Palsy
Paralytic Dislocation of the Hip: Spina Bifida and Polio
Teratologic Hip Dislocation in Multiple Congenital Contractures
Post Infective Hip Dysplasia
Congenital Dislocation of the Knee
Congenital Dislocation of the Patella
Recurrent and Habitual Dislocation of the Patella
Recurrent and Voluntary Dislocation of the Shoulder
Radial Head Dislocation
Atlantoaxial Instability

Fibular Hemimelia
Tibial Hemimelia
Congenital Short Femur and Proximal Focal Femoral Deficiency
Distal Focal Femoral Deficiency
Radial Club Hand
Ulnar Club Hand
Thumb Deficiencies

General Principles of Management of Discrepancies of Limb Length in Children
Limb Discrepancy of the Femur
Limb Discrepancy of the Tibia
Discrepancies of Length in the Fibula
Length Discrepancy of the Metatarsals
Length Discrepancy of the Humerus
Discrepancies of Length in the Forearm

General Principles of Management of Decreased Joint Mobility in Children
Congenital Radio-Ulnar Synostosis
Tarsal Coalition
Contractures of Muscles

General Principles of Management of Lower Motor Neuron Paralysis
The Paralysed Hip
The Paralysed Knee
The Paralysed Foot and Ankle
The Paralysed Elbow
The Paralysed Shoulder in the Child
The Paralysed Elbow and Shoulder in the Infant
The Paralysed Hand and Wrist
General Principles of Management of Upper Motor Neuron Paralysis
The Spastic Foot and Ankle
The Spastic Knee
The Spastic Hip
The Spastic Forearm and Hand
The Spastic Thumb

Blount’s Disease
Perthes’ Disease
Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
Physeal Bar

Acute Septic Arthritis
Acute Osteomyelitis
Diaphyseal Bone Loss

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Benjamin Joseph, MS (Orth), MCh Orth, FRCS Ed, adjunct professor of paediatric orthopaedics, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India; and consultant paediatric orthopaedic surgeon Aster Medcity, Kochi, India

Selvadurai Nayagam, BSc, MCh(Orth), FRCS Ed (Trauma and Orth), consultant orthopaedic surgeon, Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital; and honorary reader, University of Liverpool, UK

Randall T. Loder, MD, garceau professor of orthopaedic surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis; and chief of orthopaedics, James Whitcomb Riley Children’s Hospital, Indianapolis, USA

Ian Torode, MBBS, FRCS (C), FRACS, former director of clinical orthopaedics and deputy director of orthopaedics, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia


"An important contribution to the education of residents in pediatric orthopedics. Its clinical decision-making approach is original and can be applied to other orthopedic subspecialties... I wish that all orthopedic trainees could get a hold of this book, because it will make them better orthopedists. The internationally known authors, senior pediatric orthopedists, are to be congratulated for producing a superior book."
—Edward Abraham, M.D.(University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine), Doody's Book Review Service

Praise for the first edition:

"This is a very good book ... and worth every penny."
Scottish Medical Journal

"… easy to dip into, with heavy use of illustrations, radiographs and line drawings to make topics clear…"
Association of Surgeons in Training Yearbook

"This is a very salutary book, a major work which will become a very valuable tool for every orthopaedic trainee and young orthopaedic surgeon."

"[The book] rationally evaluates a disorder and then proceeds to outline a management strategy with the emphasis on the author's personal experience. I very highly recommend this work to all orthopedists caring for children, including trainees. It also can serve as an excellent reference for pediatricians and therapists."
—Edward Abraham in Doody's Book Review Service