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Handbook of Fractures [Paperback]

Kenneth Egol MD , Kenneth J. Koval MD , Joseph D. Zuckerman MD
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March 29, 2010 1605477605 978-1605477602 Fourth

Thoroughly updated for its Fourth Edition, this pocket-sized go-anywhere Handbook of Fractures is the ideal on-the-spot reference for residents and practitioners seeking fast facts on fracture management and classification. Chapters organized by anatomic site provide key information on fractures in adults and in children, including epidemiology, anatomy, mechanism of injury, clinical evaluation, radiologic evaluation, classification, treatment, and management of complications. The book's easy-access format features numerous charts, tables, diagrams, illustrations, and bulleted lists.

This edition includes new and updated information on aspiration of the joints, fracture reduction, traumatic lacerations, and multiple trauma.


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 816 pages
  • Publisher: LWW; Fourth edition (March 29, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1605477605
  • ISBN-13: 978-1605477602
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,615 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must-Have for the Ortho Resident June 14, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
"Handbood of Fractures" is THE "go-to" guide for any first-year ortho resident. At first, I was put off by its small dimensions (the majority of our ortho texts are the size of smart cars), but bought it on the recommendation of an older (and wiser) resident friend. As a PGY-1, it is an indispensible starting point. True, it isn't the end-all, but any book that contained all there is to reference re: all ortho issues would have to be moved into place by a small crane.

If I were to describe the book in a phrase, it would be as an ideal "launching pad." Any more detailed study can be readily ferreted out, but in the trenches, "Handbook of Fractures" is near indispensible as an instant reference for everything from casting to trauma call. Additionally, it is the best beginner's manual I have ever seen (and I have read a LOT) for establishing at least a foothold in the many different directions that ortho can take you.

If ortho is your future (or present), get "Handbook of Fractures." I only wish I had discovered it as a medical student!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good ortho handbook January 13, 2013
By brie
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i work as an orthopaedic physician assistant and we all have these. the residents use it as well as quick reference you can take with you if needed. very good book
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25 of 32 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars For Ortho only May 7, 2010
By MRD
Format:Paperback
I'm an Emergency Medicine resident, I felt that the vast majority of information in the book did not apply to EM residents. Too much info regarding grading of fractures and operative technique. Grazes over the topics needed for family medicine, urgeny care, emergency care (what needs admission, what needs emergency consultation, etc). Recommend this book for orthopedics, but not Emergency Medicine.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellen September 11, 2013
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Excellent, met my expectations. Since it is a compendium that allows a quick review of the traumatic pathology, classifications and what can you carry on a smart phone in your pocket.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great text poor image quality on ebook August 23, 2013
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Awesome text book and very useful! However the amazon ipad version has very poor image quality. In most images you cannot read image print. Or other image identifiers.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Book July 10, 2013
Format:Paperback
For medical students rotating through ortho trauma or on overnight call this is a great reference. Highly recommend this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Concise Book for the Orthopaedists back pocket December 5, 2010
By mbeebe
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After wearing out my third edition, I decided to get the fourth. It is slightly wider, which makes it less easy to fit in the back pocket of scrubs, but it has more information on treatment modalities. I would recommend this for any resident.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great text November 23, 2010
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I bought this book for reference as a(n) Operation Room Nurse working with Orthopedic Surgeons, and have found it to be of great benefit to my practice.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Just get the older edition
The older edition was printed in the USA and the pages were higher quality in my opinion. This Chinese printing seems lower quality. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Quad
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have for ortho residents
The end-all fracture reference. Obligatory buy for ortho residents, MS3/MS4 ortho gunners, or EM residents. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Amit L. Ramjit
5.0 out of 5 stars bliss known as second year
great book used by second year ortho residents to survive call. great book for students to impress programs with abundant knowledge of classification of fractures
Published 5 months ago by rs
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid
My boyfriend asked me to purchase this for him for his residency--he really liked reading from it, and it now sits on our shelf where he consults it occasionally.
Published 7 months ago by Sabbies
5.0 out of 5 stars Great reference
Detailed with great information, yet it is to the point and easy to read. This is a great reference for an interest in Orthopedics
Published 9 months ago by dcb
5.0 out of 5 stars The go-to book
Probably the most often mentioned reference for those in medical fields dealing with such things. Tons of info on epidemiology, mechanism, fracture patterns, and classifications... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Ruckle
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have book for ortho students or residents
Very thorough book and has greatly helped me with my ortho rotations during my final year of med school. Get this book if you want to be ahead of the class!
Published 11 months ago by Waterfront Fitness
5.0 out of 5 stars fractures
handy...great product!!!! comprehensive. time acceptable. easy to read. comftable to carry. great for night shift. self explanatory...great size...nice quality of pictures
Published 14 months ago by Jorge Paraliticci
5.0 out of 5 stars good
This book is very good. As an orthopaedist, you can carry it easily to everywhere. It provides guidline for your daily work. Amazon provided good service.
Published 15 months ago by lifeng Ma
5.0 out of 5 stars Handbook of Fractures
THis book is great for 4th yr med students on rotation, and has everything you need to get you through your PGY-3 year. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Stu
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