Practical Fracture Treatment, 5th Edition

practical Fracture treatmentBy

  • Ronald McRae, FRCS(Eng, Glas), AIMBI, Formerly Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Southern General Hospital, Glasgow, UK;
  • Max Esser, FRCS(Ed), FRCS(Ed)(Orth), FRACS(Orth), Orthopaedic Surgeon, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne; Department of Trauma Surgery, Alfred Hospital, Monash University, Melbourne; Cabrini Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

The 5th edition of this now classic text draws on the strength of previous editions and now includes reference to the latest surgical techniques available in Europe, Australia and the USA. Emphasis remains on the continually expanding use of fixation techniques although conservative management remains an integral part of the text. The artwork programme – which so characterises the appeal and success of previous editions – has been fully updated although its clarity remains as strong as ever and the logical sequence of illustrations with their succinct captions affords a rewarding and effective way to learn.

New to This Edition

  • Expanded coverage of deep venous thrombosis.
  • Includes new devices and techniques, for example locked plate systems, and the use of vacuum dressings in soft tissue management.
  • New sections on ‘damage control’ orthopaedics, minimally invasive surgical techniques, MRSA, HIV and AIDS, and bone loss.
  • New clinical imaging.

Key Features

  • New edition of this popular and highly respected book.
  • Practical, step-by-step guide to fracture assessment and management.
  • Contains discussion of traditional conservative techniques for managing fractures.
  • Combines clear line diagrams, drawn by the author, with lucid, concise text in logical sequence.


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