The treatment of humeral fractures is a complex issue and the source of considerable controversy. In the case of fractures of the proximal humerus, early range of motion is the main aim of treatment. If a fracture modifies the anatomy or function of the glenohumeral and scapulothoracic joints, the surgeon must adhere meticulously to treatment principles in order to ensure a satisfactory outcome. Humeral shaft fractures are frequent, accounting for 1% to 3% of all fractures in adults; while excellent functional results have been reported with nonoperative management, open reduction and internal fixation is preferred in specific clinical settings. In contrast, intra-articular fractures of the distal humerus are frequently complex and full functional recovery is difficult to achieve.
This volume clearly explains the concepts that are central to an understanding of humeral fractures from the proximal to the distal tip. Indications for different forms of treatment, including nonsurgical, are presented in detail, and all of the commonly used fixation techniques are described with the help of high-quality illustrations. Further important aspects such as complications, rehabilitation, and treatment of sequelae are also fully considered. This book will be an invaluable and comprehensive aid for all surgeons who treat humeral fractures.
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Number of pages: 337
Weight: 928 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 201
From the book reviews:
"This book represents an attractive concept in the age of information technology that allows easy Internet access to almost all data. ... This book is written for practitioners and residents who want detailed information on humeral fractures in general, or on a specific fracture. ... it is a potentially useful addition to an academic medical library that wants to be complete, and where the medical librarian identifies that medical personnel are using books as reference sources." (Samuel J. Chmell, Doody's Book Reviews, February, 2015)
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