Tachdjian's pediatric orthopaedics; from the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 4th ed.; 3v. (DVDs included).
Tachdjian's pediatric pediatric /pe·di·at·ric/ (pe?de-at´rik) pertaining to the health of children.
Of or relating to pediatrics. orthopaedics; from the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 4th ed.; 3v. (DVDs included)
Ed. by John Anthony Herring.
Produced almost entirely by the orthopedic staff of the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, this three-volume work is a revised and updated medical textbook on pediatric orthopedics. Under the heading "disciplines" it first covers growth and development, the orthopedic examination, gait analysis, the limping child, back pain, anesthesiology, management of the child with developmental disabilities, and imaging. Then follows a section on anatomic disorders, which covers disorders of the neck, scoliosis Scoliosis Definition
Scoliosis is a side-to-side curvature of the spine.
When viewed from the rear, the spine usually appears perfectly straight. , kyphosis kyphosis (kīfō`səs): see hunchback. , other anatomic disorders of the spine, disorders of the upper extremity, developmental dysplasia of the hip, Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, slipped capital femoral epiphysis Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is a medical term referring to a fracture through the epiphyseal growth plate.
The capital (head of the femur) should sit squarely on the femoral neck. Abnormal movement along the growth plate results in the slip. , congenital coxa vara, disorders of the femur, disorders of the knee, disorders of the leg, disorders of the foot, and limb length discrepancy. The text then moves to neuromuscular disorders and includes chapters on disorders of the brain, disorders of the spinal cord, poliomyelitis poliomyelitis (pō'lēōmī'əlī`tĭs), polio, or infantile paralysis, acute viral infection, mainly of children but also affecting older persons. , disorders of the peripheral nervous system peripheral nervous system: see nervous system. , and muscle diseases. Orthopedic disorders are covered in chapters on skeletal dysplasias, orthopedic- related syndromes, metabolic and endocrine bone diseases, limb deficiencies, arthritis, infections of the musculoskeletal system, and hematologic disorders. Musculoskeletal musculoskeletal /mus·cu·lo·skel·e·tal/ (-skel´e-t'l) pertaining to or comprising the skeleton and muscles.
Relating to or involving the muscles and the skeleton. tumors are the subject of the next section, which includes chapters on general principles of tumor management, benign musculoskeletal tumors, and malignant bone tumors. The final section covers injuries with chapters discussing general principles of managing orthopedic injuries, spinal injuries, upper extremity injuries, and lower extremity injuries. The text is extensively illustrated with photographs, drawings, and medical images. Accompanying DVDs include video footage of important procedures.
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