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This is a new book in the market dealing with management of fractures and dislocations in adults. The outstanding feature of this book is that, it comprehensively deals the basics of fracture and trauma management. This has been accomplished in a single volume consisting of 928 pages.
The book has covered the basic chapters of systemic response to injury, multiple injuries, resuscitation etc., very well. The role of Space blanket, G Suit, MAST is described well. The modern concepts of Trauma Scoring include ISS, GCS, TS, PS, TRISS, RTS, including MTO (the audit programme) are described in a very simple manner. Due emphasis has been given to management of abdominal, thoracic trauma and head injury as well.
The definitive treatment of fractures and dislocations gives an overview of various modalities of treatment available to a modern ortrhopaedic and trauma surgeon today. The management of open fractures has been dealt extensively, including soft tissue coverage.
In the upper limb fractures, the indications for ORIF of fractures of clavicle, humerus, are described well. The topic of carpal injuries, carpal instabilities and their indications for surgery are described very well.
In the lower limb fractures, the prevalent modalities of treatment have been described. The purpose of this new textbook is to present, in one volume, up to date principles of management of bone and joint injuries. However, it is not a reference book. It is considered to be a basic reading for post-graduates. It is not possible to perform any surgery without refering to books on operative surgery.