By: 7 September 2018
BOOK REVIEW – Paediatric orthopaedics: A system of decision-making

Second Edition Hardcover, 2016

Authors: Benjamin Joseph, Selvadurai Nayagam, Randall Loder and Ian Torode

Mastering the art and science of paediatric orthopaedics entails the acquisition of theoretical knowledge, the development of surgical dexterity and learning the process of clinical decision-making. Of these three components, clinical decision-making is arguably the most important.

Eminent paediatric orthopaedists have pooled their personal experience and knowledge to provide a logical approach to the evaluation and treatment of both common and some uncommon conditions. The text has been fully updated with the introduction of colour illustrations, radiographs and drawings.

Featuring a practical focus, Paediatric orthopaedics: A system of decision-making provides a guide to managing a wide spectrum of orthopaedic conditions in children. The book provides strategies for determining an optimum management approach to follow in any given situation, therefore empowering surgeons to adapt their approach to the needs of individual patients.

The book covers the majority of orthopaedic conditions in children. This simplifies both organization and navigation and creates a design that is suitable for reading either in its entirety or for quick reference.

This is a concise postgraduate textbook of pediatric orthopedics, and is an invaluable tool for all those working in paediatric orthopaedics. It has something in it for every level when one is a health-care professional that deals with children’s orthopaedic problems. At present, this text is the most informative and practical summary of paediatric orthopaedics available.


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