Imaging of Prosthetic Joints

A Combined Radiological and Clinical Perspective

Author: Carlina V. Albanese,Carlo Faletti

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 8847054834

Category: Medical

Page: 185

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An increasing percentage of the population has at least one prosthetic joint. Imaging is required for both initial assessment and routine follow-up of the implant, and this book is intended as an informative and up-to-date guide to the subject. After an introductory section covering a range of background topics, the level of information offered by different imaging techniques in presurgical planning and postimplantation assessment is analyzed. The application of imaging to different joints is then carefully explored in chapters devoted to the foot and ankle, hip, knee, shoulder, and elbow, wrist and hand. In addition, two innovative chapters focus on periprosthetic DXA as the gold standard in monitoring implant survival and on the role of drug therapy in helping to ensure the durability of the prosthesis. A central feature of the book is its combination of the clinical and radiological perspectives; it will be of value to radiologists and orthopedic specialists, as well as residents in these disciplines.

Management of Periprosthetic Joint Infections (PJIs)

Author: J.J. Chris Arts,Jan Geurts

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 0081002424

Category: Science

Page: 304

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Management of Periprosthetic Joint Infections (PJIs): Management of PJIs discusses periprosthetic joint infection (PJI), a fairly rare occurrence that is nonetheless one of the most serious complications in joint replacement surgery. Intricate interactions between the pathogen, the host, and the implant can result in PJIs which are not only physically devastating for the patient, but also financially crippling for health authorities and insurance companies. Actions taken to minimize the risk of PJIs can be extremely challenging for the orthopaedic community. Consequently, new research, which is detailed in this comprehensive book, is being undertaken to minimize and manage these challenging infections. Provides essential background knowledge on the mechanisms and identification of PJIs Dedicated chapters focus on the complex, but vital eccentricities between PJIs in different areas of the body Contains contributions from a mixture of clinical and academic experts in the field, thus ensuring balanced coverage

Radionuclide Imaging of Infection and Inflammation

A Pictorial Case-Based Atlas

Author: Elena Lazzeri,Alberto Signore,Paola Anna Erba,Napoleone Prandini,Annibale Versari,Giovanni D ́Errico,Giuliano Mariani

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 8847027632

Category: Medical

Page: 331

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This atlas fills a gap in the literature by documenting in detail the role of nuclear medicine imaging of infection and inflammation. The pathophysiologic and molecular mechanisms on which radionuclide imaging of infection/inflammation is based are clearly explained, but the prime focus of the book is on the clinical relevance of such procedures. Their impact is demonstrated by a collection of richly illustrated teaching cases that describe the most commonly observed scintigraphic patterns, as well as anatomic variants and technical pitfalls. Due attention is paid to the application of recently developed techniques, including multimodality fusion imaging such as SPECT/CT and PET/CT. Emphasis is placed in particular on the ability of multimodality imaging to increase both the sensitivity and the specificity of radionuclide imaging. This atlas will be an excellent learning tool for residents in nuclear medicine and illuminating for other specialists with an interest in the field.

Insall & Scott Surgery of the Knee E-Book

Author: W. Norman Scott

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 145572789X

Category: Medical

Page: 1504

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Online and in print, Insall & Scott Surgery of the Knee, edited by W. Norman Scott, MD, and 11 section editors who are experts in their fields, is your complete, multimedia guide to the most effective approaches for diagnosis and management of the full range of knee disorders affecting patients of all ages. From anatomical and biomechanical foundations, to revision total knee replacement, this authoritative reference provides the most up-to-date and complete guidance on cutting-edge surgical procedures, the largest collection of knee videos in one knee textbook. Expanded coverage and rigorous updates—including 40 online-only chapters—keep you current with the latest advances in cartilage repair and regeneration, allograft and autografts, computer robotics in total knee arthroplasty, and other timely topics. This edition is the first book ever endorsed by The Knee Society. Access the full text - including a wealth of detailed intraoperative photographs, a robust video library, additional online-only chapters, a glossary of TKR designs, quarterly updates, and more - at www.expertconsult.com. Get all you need to know about the clinical and basic science aspects of the full range of knee surgeries as well as the latest relevant information, including imaging and biomechanics; soft tissue cartilage; ligament/meniscal repair and reconstructions; partial and total joint replacement; fractures; tumors; and the arthritic knee. Master the nuances of each new technique through step-by-step instructions and beautiful, detailed line drawings, intraoperative photographs, and surgical videos. See exactly how it’s done. Watch master surgeons perform Partial and Primary TKR, Revision TKR, Tumor Replacement, Fracture Treatment, and over 160 videos on the expertconsult.com. Find information quickly and easily thanks to a consistent, highly templated, and abundantly illustrated chapter format and streamlined text with many references and chapters appearing online only. Access the fully searchable contents of the book online at www.expertconsult.com, including 40 online-only chapters, a downloadable image library, expanded video collection, quarterly updates, and a glossary of TKR designs with images and text from various device manufacturers. Grasp and apply the latest knowledge with expanded coverage of cartilage repair and regeneration techniques, expanded ligament techniques in allograft and autografts, computer robotics in surgical prognostics, fitting and techniques in partial and total knee arthroplasty, and more. Consult with the best. Renowned knee surgeon and orthopaedic sports medicine authority Dr. W. Norman Scott leads an internationally diverse team of accomplished specialists—many new to this edition—who provide dependable guidance and share innovative approaches to reconstructive surgical techniques and complications management.

Revision and Complex Shoulder Arthroplasty

Author: Robert Hahn Cofield,John W. Sperling

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781777476

Category: Medical

Page: 305

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Written by an international group of renowned shoulder surgeons, this book is the most comprehensive, current reference devoted to revision and complex shoulder arthroplasty. The first section thoroughly explains the circumstances under which implants can fail and the details involved in assessing the problems in failed shoulder arthroplasty. The second section describes techniques for revision shoulder arthroplasty, including techniques for both anatomic reconstruction and reverse arthroplasty and the role of arthroscopy in revision surgery. The third section focuses on specific issues for various specialized types of shoulder reconstruction requiring prosthetic arthroplasty. More than 400 illustrations complement the text.

PET Imaging of Infection and Inflammation, An Issue of PET Clinics - E-Book

Author: Abass Alavi,Hongming Zhuang

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455744298

Category: Medical

Page: 125

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PET/CT holds great promise for the management of many types of infection and inflammation. This issue discusses many of these uses, starting with arthroplasty-associated infection. FDG PET/CT also has utility in inflammatory bowel disease. This issue also discusses the utilization of FDG PET and PET/CT in the evaluation of diabetic foot, and in monitoring therapeutic effect in patients without malignancy. PET/CT is reviewed regarding its use in patients with sarcoidosis or IgG4 disease. Also covered is the application of FDG PET/CT in detecting the source of fever of unknown origin. Artherosclerosis and vasculitis can be assessed by PET/CT and FDG PET/CT can also be used in the management of severe infection in patients with malignancies. Finally, the issue discusses the use of PET and PET/CT in the evaluation of osteomyelitis.

Imaging of Bones and Joints

A Concise, Multimodality Approach

Author: Klaus Bohndorf,Mark W. Anderson,Arthur Mark Davies

Publisher: Thieme

ISBN: 313240876X

Category: Medical

Page: 536

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This book is unique. It will guide you through the essentials of musculoskeletal imaging using a multimodality approach. Organized by categories of musculoskeletal disorders, it uses a "findings within-the-image" method to help you identify the typical imaging features of each condition. As a comprehensive reference compiled by well-known specialists in the field, it is useful for both practicing radiologists and those in training. Focus on the essentials Provides a solid foundation of what the radiologist needs to know when interpreting musculoskeletal imaging studies, including the indications for when to use various imaging modalities. "Findings within the image" An excellent presentation method for learning to interpret bone and joint images. Find it quickly In addition to a detailed text and high-quality images, important points are summarized in boxes, tables, and illustrative figures for quick reference. Extra features are included on the Thieme MediaCenter An additional 338 images along with supplemental text and references are provided online on the Thieme MediaCenter. Special Features All chapters are written by leading international authors. A comprehensive, multimodality approach is used. Over 2100 brilliant, state-of-the-art images are provided, including a multitude of MR images.

Techniques in Revision Hip and Knee Arthroplasty E-Book

Expert Consult

Author: Giles R Scuderi

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455737321

Category: Medical

Page: 608

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Techniques in Revision Hip and Knee Arthroplasty is the one authoritative volume that gives you an efficient, problem-based approach to revision arthroplasty of both the hip and knee. Dr. Giles Scuderi and other leading experts from North America and Western Europe present their favored surgical procedures and post-surgical management strategies in this straightforward, heavily illustrated, video-intensive reference. It’s your one-stop, go-to guide for successful revision surgery for a myriad of complications, such as implant loosening, polyethylene wear, osteolysis, or infection of the hip and knee. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Get expert guidance on implant choice, management of complications (including infection and wound healing), and failure of mechanisms, as well as step-by-step surgical techniques. Quickly find the exact information you need with a straightforward "just what you need to know" approach, including surgical tips and pearls. Stay up to date with new insights regarding anatomic landmarks, recommended reconstruction options in revision surgery, including management of bone defects and instability. Access an abundance of surgical videos at Expert Consult.

Radionuclide and Hybrid Bone Imaging

Author: Ignac Fogelman,Gopinath Gnanasegaran,Hans van der Wall

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642024009

Category: Medical

Page: 1046

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This book, written by authors with national and international reputations in the field, covers all aspects of radionuclide and hybrid bone imaging. Introductory sections present the basic science and consider the current status and limitations of conventional radiological techniques. The underlying principles of PET-CT and SPECT-CT are carefully explained, and the value of different PET and SPECT tracers, assessed. The role of single- and dual-modality approaches in the imaging of benign bone diseases and malignancies is then discussed in detail in a series of well-illustrated chapters. The pathologies addressed include metabolic bone disease, arthritis, bone and joint infections, primary bone and soft tissue tumors, and metastases from breast and prostate cancer. A further section considers the role of bone scintigraphy in the pediatric patient, and the closing chapters focus on miscellaneous subjects, including bone densitometry and radionuclide targeted therapy.

Rheumatology E-Book

Author: Marc C. Hochberg,Alan J. Silman,Josef S. Smolen,Michael E. Weinblatt,Michael H. Weisman

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702063037

Category: Medical

Page: 2112

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Stay current in the ever-changing discipline of rheumatology with clear, reliable guidance from Hochberg’s Rheumatology, one of the most respected and trusted sources in the field. Designed to meet the needs of the practicing clinician, this medical reference book provides extensive, authoritative coverage of rheumatic diseases from basic scientific principles to practical points of clinical management in a lucid, logical, user-friendly manner. Track disease progression and treat patients more effectively with the information on genetic findings, imaging outcomes, cell and biologic therapies, rheumatoid arthritis, and SLE. Incorporate recent findings about pathogenesis of disease; imaging outcomes for specific diseases like RA, osteoarthritis, and spondyloarthropathies; cell and biologic therapies; and other timely topics. Remain up to date on the latest information in rheumatology through 13 brand-new chapters covering biomedical and translation science, disease and outcome assessment, new imaging modalities, early emerging disease, clinical therapeutics, patient management, and rehabilitation. Take advantage of expanded coverage of small molecule treatment, biologics, biomarkers, epigenetics, biosimilars, and cell-based therapies. Focus on the core knowledge needed for successful results with each chapter co-authored by an internationally-renowned specialist in the field. Easily find the information you need thanks to a consistent, user-friendly format with templated content and large-scale images.

Imaging of Arthritis and Metabolic Bone Disease E-Book

Author: Barbara N. W. Weissman

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323074685

Category: Medical

Page: 772

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Get state-of-the-art coverage of the full range of imaging techniques available to assist in the diagnosis and therapeutic management of rheumatic diseases. Written by acknowledged experts in musculoskeletal imaging, this richly illustrated, full-color text presents the latest diagnostic and disease monitoring modalities - MRI, CT, ultrasonography, nuclear medicine, DXA — as well as interventional procedures. You'll find comprehensive coverage of specific rheumatic conditions, including osteoarticular and extraarticular findings. This superb new publication puts you at the forefront of imaging in arthritis and metabolic bone disease — a must have reference for the clinician and imaging specialist. Includes all imaging modalities relevant to rheumatic disease, and applications and contraindications of each, for balanced coverage. Incorporates a user-friendly, consistent full-color format for quick and easy reference. Provides osteoarticular and extra-articular features and findings to show how imaging benefits diagnosis and management of complex rheumatologic conditions. Creates a one-stop shop with comprehensive coverage of imaging for all rheumatic conditions, including metabolic conditions and pediatric disorders. Presents interventional techniques—injections, arthrography, radiofrequency ablation—to create the perfect diagnostic and interventional clinical tool.

Surgical Treatment of Hip Arthritis: Reconstruction, Replacement, and Revision E-Book

Expert Consult - Online and Print

Author: William Hozack,Javad Parvizi,Benjamin Bender

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437719724

Category: Medical

Page: 544

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Surgical Treatment of Hip Arthritis: Reconstruction, Replacement, and Revision, by William J. Hozack, MD, is a state-of-the-art reference that addresses the challenging issues you face in this rapidly growing segment of orthopaedic practice. Inside, you’ll find top surgical management strategies for all types of hip arthroplasty presented by leaders from around the world, along with discussions of possible complications, risks and benefits to specific patient populations, and more. Best of all, this resource also offers access to a companion website where you will find the full text of the book, completely searchable. Includes online access to the full text at expertconsult.com for convenient anytime, anywhere reference. Presents state-of-the-art surgical management strategies for hip arthritis—from reconstruction to replacement to revision—by experts worldwide, for comprehensive guidance in one convenient resource. Offers current information on computer-assisted navigation techniques and minimally invasive techniques, to equip you with the latest surgical options. Provides extensive discussions of the management of a full range of complications to help you overcome the challenges you’ll face. Addresses the rationale for and management of revision surgery, given specific patient problems and intraoperative issues, enabling you to make the best informed surgical decisions. Presents more than 600 illustrations, including original line art, radiologic images, and full-color intraoperative photos, that show you exactly what to look for and how to proceed.

Surgery of the Hip E-Book

Author: Daniel J. Berry,Jay Lieberman

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455727059

Category: Medical

Page: 1352

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Surgery of the Hip is your definitive, comprehensive reference for hip surgery, offering coverage of state-of-the-art procedures for both adults and children. Modelled after Insall & Scott Surgery of the Knee, it presents detailed guidance on the latest approaches and techniques, so you can offer your patients - both young and old - the best possible outcomes. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Compatible with Kindle®, nook®, and other popular devices. Master the latest methods such as the use of fixation devices for proximal femoral fractures, hip preservation surgery, and problems with metal on metal-bearing implants. Make optimal use of the latest imaging techniques, surgical procedures, equipment, and implants available. Navigate your toughest clinical challenges with vital information on total hip arthroplasty, pediatric hip surgery, trauma, and hip tumor surgery. Browse the complete contents online, view videos of select procedures, and download all the images at www.expertconsult.com!

Bone and Joint Infections

From Microbiology to Diagnostics and Treatment

Author: W. Zimmerli

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118581709

Category: Science

Page: 432

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Infections of the bones (osteomyelitis) and joints (septic arthritis) are serious health problems which require antibiotics and often surgery. Awareness among health professionals of the causes and treatment options for various types of bone and joint infections is essential for effective resolution. Bone and Joint Infections takes a multidisciplinary approach in covering the diagnostic and therapeutic treatment of osteomyelitis and septic arthritis, including different types of implant-associated infections. Correct and rapid diagnosis of bone and joint infection is crucial, and requires the input of a variety of specialists. Bone and Joint Infection takes a similarly collaborative and comprehensive approach, including chapters authored by clinicians, laboratory specialists, and surgeons. Covering the basic microbiology and clinical aspects of bone and joint infection, this book will be a valuable resource both for researchers in the lab and for physicians and surgeons seeking a comprehensive reference on osteomyelitis and septic arthritis.

Imaging of Orthopaedic Fixation Devices and Prostheses

Author: Thomas Henry Berquist

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 723

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Written by one of the leading experts in musculoskeletal radiology, this orthopaedic primer familiarizes radiologists with the indications, applications, potential complications, and radiologic evaluation of orthopaedic fixation devices, appliances, and joint prostheses. The book examines the imaging modalities used in the evaluation of orthopaedic fixation devices and prostheses, the clinical and imaging features and normal appearance of these devices, and the imaging features and most appropriate modalities for evaluating complications. More than 1,900 illustrations complement the text. Note: This book is a condensed version of Berquist's Imaging Atlas of Orthopaedic Appliances and Prostheses, which published in 1994.

Current Status of Metal-on-Metal Hip Resurfacing, An Issue of Orthopedic Clinics - E-Book

Author: Harlan Amstutz,Joshua Jacobs,Eddie Ebramzadeh

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455709433

Category: Medical

Page: 168

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Long Term Results of BHR and Lessons Learned, Effect of Patient Selection and Surgical Techniques on Outcome Results of Conserve Plus, Results and Use of Mono Block Cups (Thick vs Thin), Changes in High Activity After Resurfacing, Incidence and Prevention of Complications for Resurfacing, A Survey of Incidence of Pseudotumors with MOM Hip Resurfacing in Canadian Academic Centers, Effects of Component Orientation, Coverage, and Design on Ion Levels and ALTR After Hip Resurfacing: A Multi-Center Study, Imaging and In Vivo Validation of MARS MRI After Hip Resurfacing, Histological Features of Femoral Hip Resurfacing with Neck Narrowing, Risk Factors and Affects on Incidence on Pseudotumors, Promising New Techniques for Hip Resurfacing, Comparison of Functional Results of Hip Resurfacing and Total Hip Replacement, Indications, Techniques, and Results of Revision of Hip Resurfacing, Comparison of Cemented and Cementless Hip Resurfacing- A 2-5 year Follow-up

Diagnostic Imaging of Infections and Inflammatory Diseases

A Multidiscplinary Approach

Author: Alberto Signore,Ana Maria Quintero

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118484355

Category: Medical

Page: 352

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Thoroughly and systematically presents the state-of-the-art inthe diagnostic uses of radiologic imaging and nuclear medicine inthe diagnosis and management of infectious and inflammatorydiseases Although our understanding of microorganisms has advancedsignificantly and antimicrobial therapy has become increasinglyavailable, infection remains a major cause of patient morbidity andmortality. Imaging of infection and inflammation provides a classicexample of radiology and nuclear medicine’s strengths as wellas weaknesses in the discovery and diagnosis of disease.Fortunately, the weaknesses are subsiding as new studies andtechniques point to better planning and precision in the use ofsingle and combined imaging modalities. Diagnostic Imaging of Infections and Inflammatory Diseases: AMultidisciplinary Approach deals with the very latestdevelopments in the use of radiologic techniques and modalities inthe management of patients with a host of infectious andinflammatory diseases. Tremendously timely and useful, thisinnovative, multidisciplinary book covers a wide range of topics inthree parts: PART 1: Infections and Host Response Epidemiology of Infections in the New Century Bacterial Osteomyelitis: the Clinician Point of View PART 2: Radiological Imaging Radiological Imaging of Osteomyelitis Radiological Imaging of Spine Infection Radiological Imaging of Soft Tissue Infections Radiological Imaging of Abdominal Infections and InflammatoryDisease Radiological Imaging of Vascular Graft Infection Radiological Imaging of TB and HIV PART 3: Nuclear Medicine Imaging Nuclear Medicine Imaging of Infections: Techniques, AcquisitionProtocols, and Interpretation Criteria Nuclear Medicine Imaging of Osteomyelitis: WBC, MonoclonalAntibody, or Bacterial Imaging? Nuclear Medicine Imaging of Spondylodiscitis: The Emerging Roleof PET Nuclear Medicine Imaging of Soft Tissue Infections Nuclear Medicine Imaging of Infections and InflammatoryDiseases of the Abdomen Nuclear Medicine Imaging of Vascular Graft Infections: TheAdded Role of Hybrid Imaging Nuclear Medicine Imaging of TB and HIV Nuclear Medicine Imaging of Fever of Unknown Origin Nuclear Medicine Imaging of Inflammatory Diseases Along with carefully developed clinical cases describing themanagement of patients with inflammation and infection,Diagnostic Imaging of Infections and Inflammatory Diseasesis an ideal guide for radiologists and nuclear medicine physiciansas well as clinical specialists from many other fields.

Imaging of the Knee

Techniques and Applications

Author: A. Mark Davies,Victor N. Cassar-Pullicino

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642559123

Category: Medical

Page: 344

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An up-to-date and comprehensive review of the discipline of imaging of the knee. The first part discusses the various techniques employed when imaging the knee. Individual chapters are devoted to radiography, arthrography, computed tomography and CT arthrography, magnetic resonance imaging and MR arthrography, and ultrasonography. The second part then documents the application of these techniques to the diverse clinical problems and diseases encountered in the knee. Among the many topics addressed are: congenital and developmental abnormalities, trauma, meniscal pathology, and others. Each chapter is written by an acknowledged expert in the field.

Issues in Medical Microbiology, Mycology, Virology, and Molecular Medicine: 2011 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464965935

Category: Medical

Page: 676

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Issues in Medical Microbiology, Mycology, Virology, and Molecular Medicine: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Medical Microbiology, Mycology, Virology, and Molecular Medicine. The editors have built Issues in Medical Microbiology, Mycology, Virology, and Molecular Medicine: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Medical Microbiology, Mycology, Virology, and Molecular Medicine in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Medical Microbiology, Mycology, Virology, and Molecular Medicine: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Campbell's Operative Orthopaedics E-Book

Author: S. Terry Canale,James H. Beaty

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323087183

Category: Medical

Page: 4166

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Campbell's Operative Orthopaedics, by Drs. S. Terry Canale and James H. Beaty, continues to define your specialty, guiding you through when and how to perform every state-of-the-art procedure that's worth using. With hundreds of new procedures, over 7,000 new illustrations, a vastly expanded video collection, and new evidence-based criteria throughout, it takes excellence to a new level...because that is what your practice is all about. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader with intuitive search tools and adjustable font sizes. Elsevier eBooks provide instant portable access to your entire library, no matter what device you're using or where you're located. Achieve optimal outcomes with step-by-step guidance on today's full range of procedures from Campbell’s Operative Orthopaedics - the most trusted and widely used resource in orthopedic surgery - authored by Drs. S. Terry Canale, James H. Beaty, and 42 other authorities from the world-renowned Campbell Clinic. Access the complete contents online with regular updates, view all the videos, and download all the illustrations at www.expertconsult.com. See how to proceed better than ever before with 45 surgical videos demonstrating hip revision, patellar tendon allograft preparation, open reduction internal fixation clavicle fracture, total shoulder arthroplasty, total elbow arthroplasty, and more - plus over 7,000 completely new step-by-step illustrations and photos commissioned especially for this edition. Make informed clinical choices for each patient, from diagnosis and treatment selection through post-treatment strategies and management of complications, with new evidence-based criteria throughout. Utilize the very latest approaches in hip surgery including hip resurfacing, hip preservation surgery, and treatment of hip pain in the young adult; and get the latest information on metal-on-metal hips so you can better manage patients with these devices. Improve your total joint arthroplasty outcomes by reviewing the long-term data for each procedure; and consider the pros and cons of new developments in joint implant technology, including "customized" implants and their effect on patient outcomes. Implement new practices for efficient patient management so you can accommodate the increasing need for high-quality orthopaedic care in our aging population.