Orthopaedic Knowledge Update®: Pediatrics 6 reflects the most recent clinical practice guidelines and appropriate use criteria, as well as the substantial number of high-quality studies in pediatric orthopaedics. This comprehensive multispecialty resource explores the latest advances in pediatric trauma, sports-related injuries, and upper and lower extremity conditions, with brand-new chapters on developmental biology, metabolism, high-energy injury and polytrauma, elbow trauma, knee trauma, and disaster response. Key study points are presented at the end of each chapter so you can quickly review important content.
Recognized section editors and contributors bring fresh approaches and perspectives, with a focus on delivering a well-rounded update of this rapidly evolving subspecialty. This concentrated guide to new techniques, new approaches, and current controversies is ideal for anyone who treats pediatric musculoskeletal injuries.
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The sixth edition of Orthopaedic Knowledge Update®: Pediatrics is an extension of the previous editions of this series that focuses on musculoskeletal conditions in children and adolescents. This text is written for the experienced orthopaedic practitioner, not the superspecialist or the beginning student.
The goal of OKU®: Pediatrics 6 is to describe the important developments in pediatric orthopaedics over the past 5 years, while providing core information for each topic. The editors and authors integrated new information with fundamental knowledge to provide an essential resource for the practicing general orthopaedic surgeon and pediatric subspecialist. The annotated reference list at the end of each chapter contains classic articles as well as updated references, with annotations provided for references published within the past 5 years.
Chapters new to the sixth edition include Developmental Biology, Metabolism, Cerebral Palsy: Upper Extremity, High-Energy Injury and Polytrauma, Elbow Trauma, Knee Trauma, and Disaster and Mass Casualty Preparedness.
The quality of this book is directly related to the efforts of the section editors: Brandon Ramo, Benjamin A. Alman, Henry G. Chambers, Charles A. Goldfarb, Vishwas R. Talwalkar, James O. Sanders, Mark R. Sinclair, and Jennifer M. Weiss. These individuals are leaders within the field of orthopaedics and worked hard to ensure that the content of this edition is complete, accurate, and of high quality. We are all indebted to the expert authors who volunteered their time and then spent many hours reviewing the literature and writing these excellent chapters.
The project would not have succeeded without the excellent work of the publications staff of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Wolters Kluwer. Special credit and thanks go to the entire team and in particular to Lisa Claxton Moore and Emily Buccieri. It has been a privilege to participate in this effort.
We hope that the readers find this book to be a useful resource in the treatment of children with musculoskeletal conditions. Suggestions to improve future editions would be appreciated.
Jeffrey E. Martus, MD, MS, FAAOS