Complex Fractures of the Limbs

Diagnosis and Management

  • E. Carlos Rodríguez-Merchán
  • Juan Carlos Rubio-Suárez

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Elena Casado-Sanz, Raúl Barco, Samuel A. Antuña
    Pages 1-8
  3. Raúl Barco, Samuel A. Antuña
    Pages 9-16
  4. Eduard Alentorn-Geli, Xavier Espiga, Raúl Barco, Samuel A. Antuña
    Pages 17-28
  5. José Manuel Martínez-Díez
    Pages 29-35
  6. Juan Carlos Rubio-Suárez
    Pages 37-50
  7. Eduardo Zamora-Carrera, Juan Carlos Rubio-Suárez
    Pages 51-60
  8. E. Carlos Rodríguez-Merchán, Primitivo Gómez-Cardero, Ángel Martínez-Lloreda
    Pages 61-76
  9. Carlos Alberto Encinas-Ullán, Primitivo Gómez-Cardero, E. Carlos Rodríguez-Merchán
    Pages 77-85
  10. José Manuel Martínez-Díez
    Pages 87-93
  11. Eduardo García-Rey
    Pages 95-99
  12. Aitor Ibarzábal-Gil
    Pages 101-106
  13. Carmen Iglesias-Urraca
    Pages 107-117
  14. Aitor Ibarzábal-Gil, Elena Gálvez-Sirvent
    Pages 119-125
  15. Carmen Iglesias-Urraca
    Pages 127-135
  16. Juan Carlos Rubio-Suárez
    Pages 137-146
  17. E. Carlos Rodríguez-Merchán
    Pages 147-154
  18. Hortensia de la Corte-Rodríguez, Juan Manuel Román-Belmonte, E. Carlos Rodríguez-Merchán, Hortensia de la Corte-García
    Pages 155-163
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 165-171

About this book


This book provides up-to-date guidance on the diagnosis and treatment of the most important complex fractures of the limbs, including fractures of the proximal and distal humerus, fractures and dislocations of the elbow, fractures of the distal radius, pelvis, acetabulum, distal femur, proximal tibia, tibial pilon, calcaneus and osteoporotic knee fractures. The most complex articular fractures are analyzed, soft tissue coverage is reviewed, and the management of open fractures and nonunions is described and illustrated. Other chapters consider damage control management and immediate bone fixation in the polytrauma patient, skeletal reconstruction and rehabilitation of complex fractures of the limbs. The book offers guidance to orthopaedic surgeons on which treatment options afford the best preservation of fully functional joints around the fractured bone. With this goal in mind, the authors have developed strategies that can restore full articular function of the limbs in both the short and the long term. Complex Fractures of the Limbs will be an invaluable aid to orthopaedic surgeons in treating patients with this very common and important clinical problem.


Diagnosis of complex fractures Fractured bones Management of complex fractures Traumatic limb injuries

Editors and affiliations

  • E. Carlos Rodríguez-Merchán
    • 1
  • Juan Carlos Rubio-Suárez
    • 2
  1. 1.La Paz University HospitalMadridSpain
  2. 2.La Paz University HospitalMadridSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-04440-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-04441-5
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