1st Edition

Prevention and Management of Common Fracture Complications

    Every orthopedic surgeon faces complications in the management of fractures. Drs. Michael T. Archdeacon, Jeffrey O. Anglen, Robert F. Ostrum, and Dolfi Herscovici, Jr. have created Prevention and Management of Common Fracture Complications, a comprehensive reference dedicated entirely to the prevention and management of fracture complications.

    Prevention and Management of Common Fracture Complications is arranged on an anatomic basis with contributions from more than 45 orthopedic surgeons. Each contributor is considered an expert on the topic covered in their respective sections of the book.

    Some Chapters Include:
    • The etiological factors for each complication
    • Strategies for preventing the complication
    • Surgical techniques
    • Reduction and implant selection
    • Strategies required to successfully manage the complication

    Prevention and Management of Common Fracture Complications also includes more than 300 images and more than 45 tables.

    Prevention and Management of Common Fracture Complications
    offers a single and complete resource to readily answer all fracture complication questions and is ideal for orthopedic surgeons, orthopedic residents, and medical students interested in orthopedic surgery.

    Section I         General

    Chapter 1       Preventing Complications in Orthopedic Communication  

    Michael Suk, MD, JD, MPH, FACS and Eric Stiefel, MD  

    Chapter 2       Infection       

    Jeffrey O. Anglen, MD, FACS

    Chapter 3       Deep Venous Thrombosis 

    Catherine A. Humphrey, MD

    Chapter 4       Fracture Complications in the Growing Skeleton  

    Christine B. Caltoum, MD

    Chapter 5       Nonunion      

    Jeffrey O. Anglen, MD, FACS

    Chapter 6       Malunion      

    Brady Barker, MD and Kurtis Staples, MD 

    Chapter 7       Arthrofibrosis/Contracture        

    Michael P. Rusnak, MD 


    Section II       Upper Extremity        

    Chapter 8       Complications of Clavicle Fractures       

    Janos P. Ertl, MD

    Chapter 9       Complications of Proximal and Diaphyseal Humerus Fractures       

    Eric S. Moghadamian, MD and Raymond D. Wright, MD

    Chapter 10     Elbow Fractures  

    Gregory J. Della Rocca, MD, PhD, FACS

    Chapter 11     Radial and Ulnar Shaft, Monteggia, and Galeazzi Fractures    

    Susan McDowell, MD and Brian H. Mullis, MD

    Chapter 12     Distal Radius Fractures     

    Brett D. Crist, MD, FACS and Yvonne M. Murtha, MD


    Section III     Pelvis and Acetabulum    

    Chapter 13     Open Pelvic Fracture: Infection

    Marcus F. Sciadini, MD

    Chapter 14     Sacral Fractures: Loss of Reduction/Failure of Fixation     

    H. Claude Sagi, MD

    Chapter 15     Iliosacral Screw Malposition     

    A. Michael Harris, MD and Paul B. Gladden, MD

    Chapter 16     Pelvic Ring Disruption: Malalignment     

    Kyle F. Dickson, MD, MBA

    Chapter 17     Acetabulum Fractures: Malunion   

    Michael Beltran, MD and Cory Collinge, MD

    Chapter 18     Acetabulum Fractures: Nerve Palsy        

    George V. Russell, MD and Scott A. Wingerter, MD, PhD

    Chapter 19     Acetabulum Fractures: Heterotopic Ossification  

    Madhav A. Karunakar, MD


    Section IV      Hip 

    Chapter 20     Femoral Head Fracture: Osteonecrosis and Hip Instability

    Samuel A. McArthur, MD and Walter W. Virkus, MD

    Chapter 21     Femoral Neck Fracture: Nonunion 

    Michael T. Archdeacon, MD, MSE

    Chapter 22     Intertrochanteric Fractures: Lag Screw Cut Out and Failure of Fixation

    Brian D. Solberg, MD

    Chapter 23     Intertrochanteric Fractures: Lateral Wall Fractures     

    Bradley Merk, MD and Erik Eller, MD

    Chapter 24     Subtrochanteric Fracture: Varus Malalignment/Nonunion 

    Robert R. L. Gray, MD and Anthony T. Sorkin, MD


    Section V       Femur and Tibia        

    Chapter 25     Femoral Shaft Fractures: Malunion and Nonunion    

    Robert F. Ostrum, MD

    Chapter 26     Supracondylar Femur Fractures      

    Michael Suk, MD, JD, MPH, FACS and Pratik Desai, MD, MS

    Chapter 27     Patella Fracture: Complications      

    Matthew J. White, MD and Gerald J. Lang, MD

    Chapter 28     Tibial Plateau Fracture: Infection, Failure of Fixation, and Instability   

    Eric D. Farrell, MD and Paul M. Lafferty, MD

    Chapter 29     Tibial Shaft Fracture: Infection, Nonunion, and Malunion

    John A. Scolaro, MD and Samir Mehta, MD


    Section VI      Foot and Ankle  

    Chapter 30     Pilon Fractures    

    Sean E. Nork, MD

    Chapter 31     Ankle Fractures and Syndesmotic Injuries    

                      Dolfi Herscovici Jr, DO and Julia M. Scaduto, ARNP

    Chapter 32     Talus     

    Stefan Rammelt, MD, PhD and Hans Zwipp, MD, PhD

    Chapter 33     Calcaneal Fractures    

    James B. Carr, MD   

    Chapter 34    


    Michael T. Archdeacon, MD, MSE, is Professor and Vice-Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Archdeacon is currently the Division Director for Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery and the Immediate Past Chief of Staff at the University Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has more than 10 years of experience managing complex fractures as well as the complications associated with these injuries.   

    Jeffrey O. Anglen, MD, FACS, 
    is Professor of Orthopaedics at Indiana University School of Medicine. He is a former President of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, a member of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, and Deputy Editor for Trauma of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has been dealing with the complications of fracture care (his own as well as others) since completing his fellowship in 1991, and probably before.   

    Robert F. Ostrum, MD, 
    is the Director of Orthopaedic Trauma at Cooper University Hospital and a Professor of Surgery at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He has been working in level I trauma centers for 25 years, treating fracture and trauma patients and managing their associated complications.   

    Dolfi Herscovici Jr, DO, 
    is an Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopedics at the University of South Florida. He has more than 20 years of experience managing complex trauma, especially injuries and reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle. He is currently in practice at the Florida Orthopedic Institute in Tampa, Florida.