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Orthopaedic knowledge update; musculoskeletal infection.


Orthopaedic knowledge update; musculoskeletal infection.

Ed. by George Cierny et al.

Am. Acad./Orthopaedic Surgeons


261 pages




Both new and experienced clinicians will find information on best practices for identifying, preventing, and treating bone, joint, and soft-tissue musculoskeletal infections. A section on general considerations reviews the latest knowledge on epidemiology, microbiology, biofilm, and biomaterials. The next section covers clinical and lab evaluation, imaging, and microbiologic and histopathologic diagnosis of orthopedic infections, taking the patient's socioeconomic and cultural factors into account. Treatment chapters detail debridement and lavage, and local and systemic antibiotic treatment. A section on specific situations offers recommendations for situations such as open fractures, septic arthritis, bite wounds, spine infections, diabetic foot infections, and infections caused by mycobacterial, fungal, and atypical microorganisms. The book is illustrated with b&w diagnostic images and clinical and surgical photos.

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Date:Mar 1, 2010
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