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Medical Orthopedics

Global Orthopedics

Caring for Musculoskeletal Conditions and Injuries in Austere Settings

by (author) Richard A. Gosselin

edited by David A. Spiegel & Michelle Foltz

Springer Nature
Initial publish date
Apr 2014
Orthopedics, Home & Community Care, General
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    Apr 2014
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Global Orthopedics: Caring for Musculoskeletal Conditions and Injuries in Austere Settingswas conceived and written to be a unique reference for surgeons working in resource-limited environments. The first sections provide historical background, global public health perspectives of orthopedics, the role of culture, and a broad discussion of clinical topics that orthopedic surgeons rarely deal with in high-resource settings but that affect orthopedic care.

Adult and pediatric trauma are presented in an anatomical format for easy reference, with a focus on the natural history and the best treatment methods within existing limitations. The chapters on musculoskeletal infections provide a focused discussion about these common debilitating conditions that is unavailable in any other single modern text.

The non-infectious pediatric conditions section has been written for the non-specialist to handle selected developmental and early childhood orthopedic problems commonly seen in low-resource settings. Detailed chapters on reconstruction surgery, tumor management, amputations, and the orthopedic needs in the face of conflicts and natural disasters round out the text.

About the authors

Contributor Notes

Richard A. Gosselin, MD, MPH, MSc, FRCS(c), Co-Director, Institute for Global Orthopedics and Traumatology, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA

David A. Spiegel, MD, Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Honorary Consultant in Orthopedics, Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre for Disabled Children, Benepa, Nepal, Division of Orthopedic Surgery, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Michelle Foltz, MD, Columbus, MT, USA