© 2012

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgical Emergencies

  • Joshua M. Abzug
  • Martin J. Herman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Trauma Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Joshua M. Abzug, Martin J. Herman
      Pages 3-15
    3. Sapan D. Gandhi, Joshua M. Abzug, Martin J. Herman
      Pages 17-27
    4. Baxter Willis
      Pages 29-39
  3. Spine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Steven W. Hwang, Per D. Trobisch, Andrew Jea, Amer F. Samdani
      Pages 43-66
    3. Hitesh Garg, Joshua Pahys, Patrick J. Cahill
      Pages 67-86
  4. Upper Extremity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Joshua M. Abzug, Dan A. Zlotolow, Scott H. Kozin
      Pages 89-109
    3. Joshua M. Abzug, Dan A. Zlotolow, Scott H. Kozin
      Pages 111-123
  5. Lower Extremity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. James J. McCarthy, Kenneth J. Noonan, Sapan D. Gandhi
      Pages 127-140
    3. William Hennrikus, Tamara Pylawka
      Pages 141-155
    4. Joseph Rosenblatt, Shannon D. Safier
      Pages 157-171
  6. Infection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Peter D. Pizzutillo, Megan Gresh
      Pages 175-185
    3. Kevin J. Little, Joshua M. Abzug
      Pages 187-199
  7. Other

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Panagiotis Peter Glavas, B. David Horn
      Pages 203-231

About this book


Care of pediatric orthopedic surgical emergencies is often provided by on-call orthopedic surgeons who primarily treat adults.  This book is designed to impart essential information that enables doctors to safely evaluate and treat the most common emergencies in pediatric orthopedic surgery. Each emergency scenario includes the keys to patient evaluation, operative considerations, and expected complications. Filled with technical pearls and tips based on clinical experience in this area, the editors and contributors to Pediatric Orthopedic Surgical Emergencies have created a single source for treatments and best practices in this area. Topics covered run the gamut from trauma (including the mangled extremity and compartment syndrome) to individual body regions (the spine, the upper and lower extremities) to infections and other conditions. Pediatric Orthopedic Surgical Emergencies is a convenient illustrated text for any physician seeking guidance for challenging, but not uncommon, pediatric emergencies.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Joshua M. Abzug
    • 1
  • Martin J. Herman
    • 2
  1. 1., Dept. of OrthopedicsUniversity of Maryland School of MedicinTimoniumUSA
  2. 2., Orthopedic Center for ChildrenSt. Christopher's Hospital for ChildrenPhiladelphiaUSA

About the editors

Joshua M. Abzug, is an Assistant Professor of Orthopedics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Martin J. Herman, MD is currently an attending physician at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. He is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Pediatric Orthopedic Surgical Emergencies
  • Editors Joshua M. Abzug
    Martin J. Herman
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4419-8004-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4899-8734-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4419-8005-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 240
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Orthopedics
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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From the book reviews:

“This is a concise book about the etiology, management, and orthopaedic surgery of trauma and polytrauma children suffering major injuries. The approach to management is outlined with instrumentation used to stabilize pelvic, limb, and neck fractures looking at complex cases as well as more routine ones. I recommend this book to all orthopedic surgeons and residents. SCIWORA injuries and C spine instability are well addressed in their respective age groups.” (Joseph J. Grenier,, October, 2014)

“This is a compact, quick reference on some of the more common orthopedic emergencies children experience. … It will be most valuable to orthopedic surgeons and residents, but also has value for students doing orthopedic or emergency rotations. … This is a short, solid, well-presented book on the most common pediatric orthopedic surgical emergencies. It will prove to be a good primer in the emergency department library or for aspiring or early training-level orthopedic residents.” (Robert M. Arensman, Doody’s Review Service, July, 2012)