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Fractures of the Acetabulum [Hardcover]

Fractures of the Acetabulum [Hardcover]

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This book was written to help orthopaedic and trauma surgeons understand andtreat acetabular fractures, laying out a method of reading both plain radiographs and CT scans. Starting from a perfect anatomical understanding of each fracture, readers are then shown in detail how to choose the most appropriate treatment and, in particular, the best approach foreach. The possible complications of surgery, especially ectopic bone formation, and the way to prevent and deal with them are fully covered. A detailed account is given of the long-term results (3-30 years post-injury) in 569 cases operated on within 21 days of injury, 157 operated on at between 3 weeks and 4 months, and 91 cases in which operative reconstruction was delayed still longer. A self-trainingchapter on the interpretation of radiographs completes the book. This second edition of "Fractures of the Acetabulum" has been greatly expanded from the first, with comprehensive coverage of two- and three-dimensional CTscanning, many new details on surgical approaches and techniques, and a full analysis of the results of surgical treatment of 869 operated casesfrom among the 940 cases (updated from 469 in the first edition) included inthe book: the largest series ever published of acetabular fractures operatedupon by the same surgeon. Dr. Letournel considers that a trauma surgeon facing an acetabular fracture has to be able to answer one question: Does this fracture need surgical treatment or not? To answer that question the surgeon has to: 1. Gain a complete understanding of the anatomical type of the fracture 2. Accurately assess the displacement involved 3. Take into account the associated lesions and the age of the fracture

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Pages   756
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 2" Width: 7.75" Height: 10.75"
Weight:   4 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Nov 18, 1997
Publisher   Springer
ISBN  3540521895  
ISBN13  9783540521891  

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great book by great surgeon  Jan 12, 2008
I was always looking for a book that can give me clear understanding and comperhensive coverage to the subject of acetabular fractures till I found the fractures of the acetabulum by Emile Letournel and I didn't believe the amount of knowldge given by this author and the effort behind this book and his experience over 40 years in assessing and treating pelvic and acetabular fractures I recommended this book to every orthopaedic surgeon to be his reference in treating acetabular fractures.
Fractures of the Acetabulum  Nov 19, 2006
This book is an unsurpassed masterpiece. If you want to learn about acetabular fractures disgnostics and treatment, you have to pass through it and read like the bible. Keep in your library as a cornerstone in the story of medicine. It is the result of years of work by Emile Letournel and Robert Judet. Vive la France!
A great present from masters' of the acetabulum  Sep 25, 2000
This excellent book must be read and earn by all orthopaedic surgeon who treat and understand acetabular fractures. Emille Letournel was a master and also a pioneer in orthopaedic surgery. We learnt the acetabulum from him. The second edition was published in 1993 but it is still a greatfully source. He has described everything which related acetabular fractures, x-rays, results of the operative treatment, aproaches etc., In summary, if you like to treat the fractures of the acetabulum with operative modalities, you must buy one. Thank you Emille Letournel for this great present!

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