FRACTURE MANAGEMENT FOR PRIMARY CARE (ed 2)

December 31, 2006

Here is a guide to common fractures that can be evaluated and treated in theoffice as well as uncommon fractures that warrant referral to a specialist. Morethan 300 radiographs, photographs, and drawings are included. New to this secondedition are chapters on facial and skull fractures and rib fractures; sectionson fractures in children and recommendations for when the patient can resumenormal activities; and expanded coverage of joint dislocations, including reductiontechniques, and stress fractures of the pelvis, rib, ulna, and calcaneus. Eachchapter provides detailed coverage of anatomic considerations, clinical signs andsymptoms, radiographic findings, potential complications, indications for orthopedicreferral, and treatment strategies. Included are tables that summarize keyaspects of management.

Here is a guide to common fractures that can be evaluated and treated in theoffice as well as uncommon fractures that warrant referral to a specialist. Morethan 300 radiographs, photographs, and drawings are included. New to this secondedition are chapters on facial and skull fractures and rib fractures; sectionson fractures in children and recommendations for when the patient can resumenormal activities; and expanded coverage of joint dislocations, including reductiontechniques, and stress fractures of the pelvis, rib, ulna, and calcaneus. Eachchapter provides detailed coverage of anatomic considerations, clinical signs andsymptoms, radiographic findings, potential complications, indications for orthopedicreferral, and treatment strategies. Included are tables that summarize keyaspects of management.