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Children's Orthopaedics and Fractures

  • Michael Benson
  • John Fixsen
  • Malcolm Macnicol
  • Klausdieter Parsch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Roderick D. Duncan
      Pages 3-9
    3. Roderick D. Duncan
      Pages 11-22
    4. Edward Doyle
      Pages 37-48
    5. David J. Wilson, Gina M. Allen
      Pages 49-64
  3. Generalized Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Tim N. Theologis
      Pages 67-74
    3. William G. Cole
      Pages 75-103
    4. Christopher A. Ludlam, John E. Jellis
      Pages 123-133
    5. Klaus Parsch, Sydney Nade
      Pages 135-159
    6. Kenneth C. Rankin, Surendar M. Tuli
      Pages 161-178
    7. Sharaf B. Ibrahim, Abdul-Hamid Abdul-Kadir
      Pages 179-193
    8. Günther E. Dannecker, Martin N. Arbogast
      Pages 195-212
    9. Gérard Bollini, Jean-Luc Jouve, Franck Launay, Elke Viehweger, Yann Glard, Michel Panuel
      Pages 213-228
  4. Neuromuscular Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Robert A. Minns
      Pages 231-248
    3. Eugene E. Bleck, James E. Robb
      Pages 249-264

About this book


Con?rming the British genetic trait for writing and publishing (as well as acting), two English (Oxford and London) and a Scottish orthopaedic surgeon (Edinburgh) have produced a third edition of their comprehensive text, joined, as in the second edition by an editor from Germany, recognizing its part in the European community. The 62 physician contributors are drawn from pink-colored countries in our childhood geography books—the old British Empire from Australia to Zambia and two from the former colony, the USA. The original purpose of the book was to give residents or registrars an easily accessible and concise description of diseases and conditions encountered in the practice of paediatric orthopaedic surgery and to prepare for their examinations. But the practicing orthopaedic s- geon will ?nd an update of current practice that can be read for clarity and constraint—enough but not too much. A foreword might be a preview of things to come, but a “back word” of what was thought to be the ?nal say on the subject is needed for a perspective in progress. A “back word” look reveals the tremendous progress in medical diagnosis and treatment of which paediatric orthopaedics and fracture care is a component. Clubfoot treatment based on the dictums of Hiram Kite has had a revolutionary change by Ponseti. The chapter by Eastwood has the details on cast application and orthotics follow-up to obtain the 95% correction without the extensive surgery many of us thought was needed.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Benson
    • 1
  • John Fixsen
    • 2
  • Malcolm Macnicol
    • 3
  • Klausdieter Parsch
    • 4
  1. 1.Nuffield Orthopaedic CentreUniversity of OxfordOxfordUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Sick ChildrenGreat Ormond Street Hospital forLondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Orthopaedic HospitalPrincess Margaret RoseEdinburghUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.OrthopädieOlgahospitalStuttgartGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Children's Orthopaedics and Fractures
  • Editors Michael Benson
    John Fixsen
    Malcolm Macnicol
    Klausdieter Parsch
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-84882-611-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 868
  • Number of Illustrations 500 b/w illustrations, 600 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Originally published by Churchill Livingstone, 2002
  • Topics Orthopedics
    Conservative Orthopedics
    Surgical Orthopedics
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals


From the book reviews:

“This is a comprehensive textbook on orthopaedic conditions (congenital, genetic, and acquired) ‘pediatric diseases’. Radiographs, line diagrams, photographs, tomograms, bone scans, etc. beautifully illustrate the text throughout the discussions. … I recommend this book to orthopaedic surgeons and those residents, fellows, and medical students with interests in ‘peds’ orthopaedics.” (Joseph J. Grenier,, July, 2014)

“This textbook is designed to provide readers with a firm working knowledge of the state of the art in paediatric orthopaedics. … The text is designed to be a straightforward reference for those in established practice … . ‘I think this is an excellent reference text in paediatric orthopaedics and something you could use as your ‘go to’ book for the field. The factual content is up-to-date and presented in a logical manner. … a splendid text leaving no stone unturned in the super-specialty.’” (BMA Medical Book Awards, September, 2011)