Shoulder and Elbow Trauma

Shoulder and elbow traumaBy

  • William N. Levine,  MD, Vice Chairman and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Center for Shoulder, Elbow and Sports Medicine, Department of Orthpaedic Surgery, New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
  • Edwin R. Cadet,  MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery, Assistant Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Center for Shoulder, Elbow and Sports Medicine, Columbia University, New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center , New York, NY, USA
  • Christopher S. Ahmad, MD, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Center for Shoulder, Elbow and Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA

This book highly illustrated text provides a comprehensive, practical and timely review of latest best practice in the management of shoulder and elbow trauma. The first part of the book begins with the shoulder and starts with the classification of proximal humeral fractures. The chapters into highly focused areas to make it easy for the reader to look up the exact fracture and the treatment required to manage it (e.g. Chapter 4: Open reduction and internal fixation of greater and lesser tuberosity fractures). Part one therefore contains chapters on the management of every possible injury from acute proximal humeral fractures to clavicle fractures, scapular fractures, and the management of proximal humeral malunions and non-unions. The second part of the book covers elbow trauma and again, the author recruited recognized leaders in the field to share their personal approaches to some of the most challenging fractures that orthopaedic surgeons must treat. It begins with an excellent chapter on the anatomy and surgical approaches, setting the stage for the following chapters. Focused chapters again allow the reader to easily find the topic of their choice, for example coronoid fractures, capitellum fractures, terrible triad, malunion, non-union, or even total elbow replacement for complex distal humeral fractures. The book will serve as a definitive, stand-alone reference for all orthopaedic surgeons who manage shoulder and elbow trauma.

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