This issue of Orthopedic Clinics will focus on orthopedic urgencies and emergencies. Articles to be included will cover pediatrics, trauma, upper extremity, adult reconstrucion, and foot and ankle.
This book presents carefully selected case reports that document some of the most important lessons learned at Ziv Medical Center, the northernmost Israeli hospital responsible for the medical care and support of wounded and patients from the Syrian civil war. The aim is to provide practitioners with new knowledge on effective ways of dealing with the emergencies encountered in the context of such conflicts. The case reports cover in particular the specialties of Trauma and Critical Care, Orthopedics, and Surgery, but also relate to Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Psychiatric Care. Some of the cases of trauma are of a nature not previously encountered by Western medicine, and include instances in which multidisciplinary care played a vital role. Featuring many informative illustrations, the book will be of value for all who work in emergency and military medicine and related disciplines, from novices to the more experienced. Salman Zarka is General Director of Ziv Medical Center, Israel. Dr. Zarka, a physician graduated from the Technion Institute, served as a Colonel in the I.D.F. for more than 25 years in a variety of positions, the last of which was commander of the Military Health Services Department. During his I.D.F. service he constructed and become the Commander of the Israeli Field Hospital for Syrian wounded till it was closed. Dr. Zarka received a Masters degree in Public Health (MPH) from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and an additional Masters degree in Political Science from the University of Haifa. Since 2013 he has also been Senior Lecturer at Hebrew University Medical School and at University of Haifa Public Health School in Israel. His main research interests are Public Health, Infectious Diseases, and Military Medicine, including hospital operations in emergency situations. His studies of emergency hospitals caring for the Syrian wounded has enabled him to develop guidelines for hospital management in such situations that are now used in hospitals across Israel). He has frequently been involved in conference organization and has spoken on humanitarian aid to the Syrian causalities at conferences in Israel and the United States. Dr. Zarka is the author of almost 30 articles in peer-reviewed journals and organizer of number of international conferences. Alexander Lerner is Clinical Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Galilee, Bar-Ilan University, Israel and Director of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Ziv Medical Center, Zefat, Israel. After graduating cum laude from Vitebsk State Institute of Medicine in the former USSR in 1977, he worked as an orthopaedic surgeon and traumatologist in Belarus. From 1991 to 2010, he worked at Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel, in the field of severe trauma to limbs and complex orthopaedic reconstructions, and served as Head of Complex Orthopaedic Care Service at Rambam Medical Center. He now has more than 30 years clinical experience in areas including reconstructive orthopaedic surgery, correction of limb deformations, treatment of non-unions and malunions, and management of severe trauma, including war injuries. He is an author of the previous Springer books Severe Injuries to the Limbs (2007), Armed Conflict Injuries to the Extremities (2011) and Orthopedics in Disasters (2016). Professor Lerner is the author of number chapters in Springer and Elsevier books, and dozens articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is a co-founder of the Asian Trauma Association and an editorial board member of Polytrauma (Russia) and the Chinese Journal of Traumatology. Organizer of five International meetings in field of high-energy trauma and complex orthopaedic care and reconstruction.
This book provides a detailed and comprehensive overview of the role of diagnostic imaging in the assessment and management of trauma and polytrauma in children. The coverage includes imaging of injuries to the head, thorax, abdomen, bone and musculoskeletal system, with careful attention to the newest imaging techniques, imaging during the course of recovery and imaging of complications. A series of illustrative cases underline the prognostic value of imaging. In addition, an individual chapter is devoted to diagnostic imaging in cases of child abuse. The book concludes by discussing informed consent and medicolegal issues related to the imaging of pediatric traumatic emergencies. Imaging Trauma and Polytrauma in Pediatric Patients will be invaluable in enabling radiologists and clinicians to identify the main features and signs of injuries on a wide range of imaging techniques, including X-ray, ultrasonography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Vittorio Miele works at San Camillo-Forlanini Hospital in Rome, as the Chief of Emergency Radiology Department. He is a member of SIRM (Italian Society of Medical Radiology) and member of the Board as Responsible for the CME projects of the Society; member of Editorial Board of La Radiologia Medica; member of ESER (European Society of Emergency Radiology) and member of the Board as Educational Officer. He is the author of scientific publications in national and international journals, on topics in Imaging/Radiology, particularly in the fields of Emergency Radiology, Pediatric Radiology, Abdominal Imaging. Margherita Trinci works at San Camillo-Forlanini Hospital in Rome, in the Emergency Radiology Department; she is Consultant Radiologist for the Emergency Radiology in pediatrics. She is a member of SIRM (Italian Society of Medical Radiology) and of ESER (European Society of Emergency Radiology). Dr. Trinci is the author of scientific publications in national and international journals, on topics in Imaging/Radiology, particularly in the fields of Emergency Radiology, Pediatric Radiology.