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Global Orthopedics

Caring for Musculoskeletal Conditions and Injuries in Austere Settings

  • Richard A. Gosselin
  • David A. Spiegel
  • Michelle Foltz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michelle Foltz, Geoffrey Walker, James C. Cobey
      Pages 3-7
    3. Manjul Joshipura, Charles Mock, Richard A. Gosselin
      Pages 9-11
    4. Richard A. Gosselin, El Hadji Ibrahima Diop
      Pages 13-17
    5. David A. Spiegel, Stephen W. Bickler
      Pages 23-26
    6. Michelle Foltz
      Pages 27-30
    7. Richard C. Fisher, Dominic Awariyah Adondaa
      Pages 31-36
    8. Michael Krosin
      Pages 37-40
    9. Michelle Foltz, Geoffrey Walker
      Pages 41-47
  3. General Clinical Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Michelle Foltz, Richard A. Gosselin
      Pages 51-55
    3. Richard A. Gosselin, Stephen W. Bickler, Ali A. Ahmed Al-Iedan
      Pages 57-66
    4. J. Norgrove Penny, Coleen S. Sabatini
      Pages 67-72
    5. Richard C. Fisher, Richard A. Gosselin, Michelle Foltz
      Pages 73-99
    6. Nadine B. Semer
      Pages 101-116
    7. William James Harrison
      Pages 117-119
    8. Ercan Türeci, Aybike Onur Gonen, Ahmet Temizyürek
      Pages 121-129
  4. Adult Trauma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131

About this book


Now in a revised and expanded second edition, this unique text discusses the opportunities and challenges to the practice of orthopedic surgery in resource-limited environments around the world. Sensibly divided into thematic sections, part I examines barriers to care,  from the poorly recognized global burden of orthopedic conditions and the less than ideal equipment to the cultural considerations and ethical dilemmas inherent in such situations. General clinical topics are covered in part II, such as non-surgical approaches and anesthesia, while the remaining sections discuss adult and pediatric trauma, presented in an anatomical format for easy reference with a focus on the natural history and the best treatment methods within existing limitations, followed by musculoskeletal infections, non-infectious pediatric conditions, reconstruction, and amputations. Topics new to this edition include the management of non-unions by induced membrane techniques, autologous bone grafting, bone growth and burn charts, the management of neck and back pain, and principles of orthopedic rehabilitation.

Written and edited by experts with years of experience working in austere settings, this second edition of Global Orthopedics is a seamless transition from the original and expands the range of possible management strategies in places desperate for orthopedic care, making it a must for all surgeons and practitioners planning to work in such challenging settings.


Amputation Austere setting Barrier to care Bone deformity Dislocation Fracture Global orthopedics Globalization Musculoskeletal condition Musculoskeletal infection Orthopedic trauma Pediatric trauma Reconstruction Resource-poor setting Tropical disease

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard A. Gosselin
    • 1
  • David A. Spiegel
    • 2
  • Michelle Foltz
    • 3
  1. 1.San Francisco General Hospital Institute for Global Orthopedics and TraumatologySan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.Division of Orthopedic Surgery Children’s Hospital of PhiladelphiaUniversity of Pennsylvania School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.ColumbusUSA

About the editors

Richard A. Gosselin, MD, MPH, MSc, FRCS(C)

University of San Francisco 

Department of Orthopedics

Institute for Global Orthopedics and Traumatology

San Francisco, CA, USA


David A. Spiegel, MD

Division of Orthopedic Surgery

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Professor of Orthopedic Surgery

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Philadelphia, PA, USA


Michelle Foltz, MD

Columbus, MT, USA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Global Orthopedics
  • Book Subtitle Caring for Musculoskeletal Conditions and Injuries in Austere Settings
  • Editors Richard A. Gosselin
    David A. Spiegel
    Michelle Foltz
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-13289-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-13290-3
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XXII, 584
  • Number of Illustrations 275 b/w illustrations, 191 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Orthopedics
    Tropical Medicine
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