Global Orthopedics

Caring for Musculoskeletal Conditions and Injuries in Austere Settings

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

Table of contents

  1. Additional Considerations

    1. Richard A. Gosselin, Douglas G. Smith
      Pages 519-533
    2. Paul F. Ley, Thamer Ahmed Hamdan, Marco Baldan, Richard A. Gosselin
      Pages 535-547
    3. Maysa Alnattah, James E. Gosney Jr.
      Pages 549-554
  2. Back Matter
    Pages 555-584

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-13289-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-13290-3
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals