Table of Contents

The history of trauma care.
Global burden of musculoskeletal injuries.
The challenges of orthopaedic trauma care in the developing world.
Vascularity and stability.
Biology and enhancement of skeletal repair.
Biomechanics of fractures.
Closed fracture management.
Principles and complications of external skeletal fixation.
Principles of internal fixation.
Evaluation and treatment of the multi-injured trauma patient.
Initial evaluation of the spine in trauma patients.
Damage control orthopaedic surgery: a strategy for the orthopaedic care of the critically injured patient.
Disaster management.
The management of acute and perioperative pain associated with trauma and surgery.
Chronic pain management.
Evaluation and treatment of vascular injuries.
Compartment syndromes.
Open fractures.
Soft tissue reconstruction.
Gunshot wounds and blast injuries.
Pathologic fractures.
Osteoporotic fragility fractures.
Surgical site infection prevention.
Diagnosis and treatment of complications.
Understanding and treating chronic osteomyelitis.
Nonunions: evaluation and treatment.
Motorized intramedullary lengthening nail for limb reconstruction.
Psychological, social, and functional manifestations of orthopaedic trauma and traumatic brain injury.
Pathophysiology and early management of spinal cord injury.
Craniocervical injuries: atlas fractures, atlanto-occipital injuries, and atlantoaxial injuries.
Craniocervical injuries: C2 fractures.
Subaxial cervical spine trauma.
Thoracolumbar trauma.
Fractures in the ankylosed spine.
Osteoporotic spinal fractures.
Avoiding complications in spine trauma patients.
Principles of orthotic management.
Pelvic ring injuries.
Surgical treatment of acetabular fractures.
Fractures and dislocations of the hand.
Fractures and dislocations of the carpus.
Fractures of the distal radius.
Diaphyseal fractures of the forearm.
Trauma to the adult elbow.
Fractures of the distal humerus.
Fractures of the humeral shaft.
Proximal humeral fractures and glenohumeral dislocations.
Fractures and dislocations of the clavicle.
Scapula fractures.
Chest wall trauma: rib and sternum fractures.
Replantation.
Hip dislocations.
Medical management of the patient with hip fracture.
Intracapsular hip fractures.
Intertrochanteric hip fractures.
Posttraumatic reconstruction of the hip joint.
Subtrochanteric fractures of the femur.
Femoral shaft fractures.
Fractures of the distal femur.
Patella fractures and extensor mechanism injuries.
Dislocations and soft tissue injuries of the knee.
Tibial plateau fractures.
Malunions and nonunions about the knee.
Tibial shaft fractures.
Fractures of the tibial pilon.
Malleolar fractures and soft tissue injuries of the ankle.
Foot injuries.
Posttraumatic reconstruction of the foot and ankle.
Periprosthetic fractures of the lower extremity.
Principles of deformity correction.
Limb salvage and reconstruction.
Amputations in trauma.
Articular cartilage reconstruction using osteochondral allografts.
The history of fracture treatment.
Occupational hazards in the treatment of orthopaedic trauma.
Medical management of the orthopaedic trauma patient.
Surgical site infection prevention.
Physical impairment ratings for fractures.
Outcome assessment in orthopaedic traumatology.
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