New Edition
Smith's Recognizable Patterns of Human Deformation,
Edition 4
By John M. Graham, Jr., MD, ScD and Pedro A. Sanchez-Lara, MD. MSCE

Publication Date: 24 Aug 2015

Perfect for residents, pediatricians, practitioners, or parents seeking further information, Smith’s Recognizable Patterns of Human Deformation provides evidence-based management for a range of common pediatric problems affecting the limbs and craniofacial region. The only source devoted to the diagnoses and management of birth defects resulting from mechanical forces, this reference supplies the essential guidance needed for timely intervention and effective treatment.

Key Features

  • Examines the initial clinical approach to suspected deformation problems, and then walks you through pathogenesis, diagnostic features, management, prognosis, and counseling for each condition.
  • Addresses a full range of lower extremity deformations; joint dislocations; nerve palsies; chest and spinal deformations; head and neck deformations; craniosynostosis and cranial bone variations; problems associated with abnormal birth presentation, birth palsies, and procedure-related defects; infant head shape variations; and torticollis.
  • Distinguish deformations from malformations for appropriate management.

New Features

  • Each chapter utilizes four consistent sections – Genesis, Features, Management and Prognosis, and Differential Diagnosis – to provide concise yet comprehensive information on 50 common pediatric conditions. These chapters are available for individual purchase or download to serve as educational guides for parents regarding evidence-based management of these conditions.
  • Diagnosis and management of common pediatric orthopedic conditions is covered in detail.
  • Updated discussion of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome brings a new focus to the important topic of infant sleeping environments.
  • New before-and-after illustrations and detailed discussions focus on cranial-orthotic molding helmets and the surgical correction of craniosynostosis.
  • Provides evidence-based management recommendations on common fetal complications such as oligohydramnios, pulmonary hypoplasia, and uterine structural abnormalities, and discusses current management techniques for each.
  • Selected references at the end of each chapter provide further recent information regarding each of these topics.
  • Offers essential information to a range of professionals, including neonatologists, pediatricians, family practitioners, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, rehabilitative specialists, pediatric nurse practitioners, and residents in all fields.
  • Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, and references in the book on a variety of devices.
About the author
By John M. Graham, Jr., MD, ScD, Director, Clinical Genetics and Dysmorphology,Director, Dysmorphology Program, Professor, Pediatrics, Cedars-Sinai and Harbor-UCLA Medical Center; Pedro A. Sanchez-Lara, MD. MSCE, Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Pathology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California; Medical Director of Molecular Cytogenomics & Craniofacial Genetics, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California and Research Instructor, Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
Table of Contents

Section 1 Introduction

1. Clinical Approach to Deformation Problems: Malformations, Deformations, Disruptions, and Dysplasias

Section 2 Patterns Of Deformation

2. Foot Deformations: Foot Contractures, Positional Foot Abnormalities

3. Calcaneovalgus (Pes Planus)

4. Metatarsus Adductus (Metatarsus Varus)

5. Talipes Equinovarus (Clubfoot)

6. Deformed Toes

7. Flexible Flatfoot

Section 3 Other Lower Extremity Deformations

8. Tibial Torsion

9. Femoral Anteversion

Section 4 Joint Dislocations

10. Joint Dislocation

11. Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (Congenital Dislocation of the Hip)

12. Knee Dislocation (Genu Recurvatum)

13. Dislocation of the Radial Head

Section 5 Neurapraxias (Palsies)

14. Facial Palsy

15. Brachial Plexus Palsy

16. Diaphragmatic Paralysis: Diaphragmatic Eventration

17. Other Peripheral Nerve Palsies

Section 6 Thoracic Cage and Spinal Deformations

18. Lung Hypoplasia

19. Pectus Excavatum and Pectus Carinatum

20. Scoliosis

Section 7 Head and Neck Deformations

21. Nose Deformation

22. External Ears

23. Mandibular Deformation

24. Congenital Muscular Torticollis

25. Torticollis-Plagiocephaly Deformation Sequence: Nonsynostotic or Positional Plagiocephaly

26. Infant Sleeping Position and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

27. Positional Brachycephaly

28. Other Postnatal Head Deformations

Section 8 Craniosynostosis

29. Craniosynostosis: General

30. Sagittal Craniosynostosis

31. Coronal Craniosynostosis

32. Metopic Craniosynostosis

33. Lambdoidal Craniosynostosis

34. Multiple Sutural Craniosynostosis

Section 9 Cranial Bone Variations

35. Vertex Birth Molding

36. Vertex Craniotabes

37. Anterior Fontanelle Bone

38. Parietal Foramina

39. Aplasia Cutis Congenita: Scalp Vertex Cutis Aplasia, Temporal Triangular Alopecia

40. Cephalohematoma

41. Wormian Bones

Section 10 Abnormal Birth Presentation

42. Breech Presentation Deformation

43. Transverse Lie Deformation

44. Face and Brow Presentation Deformation

Section 11 Whole-Body Deformation Or Disruption

45. Small Uterine Cavity Deformation: Bicornuate or Myomatous Uterus

46. Oligohydramnios Sequence

47. Fetal Akinesia Deformation Sequence

48. Abdominal Pregnancy (Extrauterine Pregnancy)

49. Early Embryonic Compression or Disruption

50. Obstetric Procedure–Related Defects

Section 12 Mechanics In Morphogenesis

51. Principles of Human Biomechanics

Book Reviews

"an excellent encyclopaedia .. I recommend it to clinical geneticists, obstetricians, paediatricians and those working in paediatric orthopaedics, as well as all colleagues" interested in morphogenesis and syndrome diagnostics.

"This portable and on-the-go searcheable publication seems the most appropriate format to cover topics as wide ranging as endless degrees of deformations one may be confronted to deal with."

“…an attractively presented and thoroughly referenced book …this is a useful text that will be of value to anyone who might encounter deformation in infants and young children in their daily clinical practice.¿

"This is a highly specialized book with no comparable competing publications. It is a high quality work with tremendous utility for clinicians involved in medical genetics. The authors have outdone themselves."

-Luis F. Escobar, MD, MS (St. Vincent Hospital and Health Care Center) Doody’s Score: 97 – 5 Stars!


"…an attractively presented and thoroughly referenced book …this is a useful text that will be of value to anyone who might encounter deformation in infants and young children in their daily clinical practice."

-Calum T. Roberts, Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, Vol. 21, Issue 5, p365

Book details
ISBN: 9780323294942
Page Count: 416
Retail Price : £69.99