The book presents a problem-based, rational approach to the diagnosis of orthopaedic problems in children. It is divided into four sections based on the age at which specific problems may be encountered; the newborn and infant, the toddler and the pre-school child, the child in the school-going age and the adolescent. The authors outline a systematic approach to arrive at a tentative diagnosis by asking relevant questions related to the presenting symptom and then performing a thorough clinical examination. They then suggest the most appropriate investigations to confirm the diagnosis. Each chapter deals with the common conditions that may lead to the problem; the rarer causes of the problem are listed at the end. This feature would make the book a practical manual and a high quality reference source. An important feature of the book is the number and quality of illustrations and video clips in the electronic version. Benjamin Joseph is former Professor of Orthopaedics and Head of Paediatric Orthopaedic Service, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India. He is currently Adjunct Professor of Orthopaedics, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India. Randall Loder is Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery, James Whitcomb Riley Childrens Hospital, and t he Garceau Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. James Robb is former Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, Scotland and Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK. Ian Torode is Director of Orthopaedics, Royal Childrens Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.
This book provides orthopaedic surgeons in training with concise and relevant core knowledge on all aspects of childrens orthopaedics. Content includes the common orthopaedic conditions that affect children, and key management points in each chapter are highlighted for readers to quickly access this information. The aim of this resource is to offer an authoritative guide on all facets of childrens orthopaedics so the treating doctor has enough information to confidently allay the anxieties of the patient and their parents, and to identify when to refer the child to a paediatric orthopaedic surgeon. This book will be an essential reference guide for newly qualified orthopaedic specialists, as well as paediatricians and family doctors working in busy clinics that treat children who present with orthopaedic conditions. Nick A. Aresti MBBS BSc (Hons) MRCS Specialist Registrar in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery Percivall Pott Rotation, London Matthew Barry MS FRCS (Orth) Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon Barts Health NHS Trust Honorary Senior Lecturer, School of Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary University of London John MH Paterson FRCS Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon The Royal London, Barts and The London Childrens Hospitals, Barts Health NHS Trust Manoj Ramachandran BSc (Hons) MBBS (Hons) MRCS (Eng) FRCS (Tr&Orth) Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon (Paediatric and Young Adult) The Royal London & Barts and The London Childrens Hospitals, Barts Health NHS Trust, London Honorary Reader, School of Engineering and Material Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London