By: 15 February 2017
Operative Approaches in Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology

Authors: Fridun Kerschbaumer, Kuno Weise, Carl Joachim Wirth & Alexander R Vaccaro

Publishers: Thieme; 2nd edition (2015)

Format: Hardback, 412 pages

ISBN: 978-3-13-705502-0


This atlas has enjoyed a long-standing reputation for the exceptional quality of its surgical, topographic anatomical illustrations in orthopaedic surgery and traumatology. Considerable advances in minimally invasive, endoscopic and arthroscopic surgery during the past few decades necessitated this updated edition, with the addition of more than 40 new surgical procedures, including soft tissue preservation techniques used in trauma surgery.

The book includes more than 700 beautifully hand-drawn colour illustrations drawn directly from cadavers or documentation from the operating room.

The authors provide a unique operative guide, gleaned from years of evidence-based, clinical experience. From the cervical spine to the foot and ankle, each part of the body is divided into detailed sub-sections. Multiple approaches are included to treat common and rare musculoskeletal injuries, conditions and diseases.

The concise descriptions are complemented by meticulously crafted, labelled anatomical drawings illustrating each step of the procedure, from the skin incision to the targeted region to incision closure. Associated indications, patient positioning and preparation, precautions and dangers are also summarised for each approach.

Key features:

Explores both anterior and posterior approaches, especially those of the spine.

Provides chief indications, hazards and possible complications to be aware of before you reach the operating table.

This comprehensive, state-of-the-art atlas is an invaluable surgical resource for all orthopaedic surgeons, residents and medical students. It is also one of the only texts of its kind to focus on the anatomical aspects of surgery, providing focused examinations of complex exposures.