Handbook of Pediatric Orthopedics, 2nd Edition

Handbook of Pediatric OrthopedicsBy

  • Paul D. Sponseller, MD, Professor and Head, Children’s Orthopaedics, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland

The essentials of pediatric orthopedics in a convenient handbook ideal for daily practice

Handbook of Pediatric Orthopedics — now in a fully updated Second Edition — encapsulates everything an orthopedic surgeon needs to know to make rapid diagnoses and quickly plan treatment for the gamut of common and uncommon pediatric orthopedic problems.

The author, a well-respected authority in the field, provides only the most pertinent information on the developmental, genetic, and neurologic etiology of the various conditions. A full chapter concentrates exclusively on core treatment guidelines and algorithms for pediatric trauma management. Each chapter presents information on basic principles, technical skills, and standards of care in an easy-to-reference list format that allows the busy practitioner quick access to key information and thus facilitates faster diagnoses.


  • Compiles new data on blocks, traction, special casts, aspiration, and arthogram interpretation
  • Includes 164 drawings, graphs, and charts illustrate important concepts
  • Provides must-know radiographic parameters and clinical tips for key developmental disorders
  • Reviews difficult-to-remember levels of innervation, including for the brachial plexus
  • Numerous charts conveniently list medications and dosages based on weight, route, and frequency
  • Helpful graphs track growth predictions for each region of the skeleton

Orthopedic surgeons, residents, or fellows will refer to this highly practical pocket guide on a daily basis. Clinicians, residents, or fellows in pediatrics will also appreciate its brevity and up-to-date coverage.


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