Practical Fracture Treatment, International Edition,
Edition 5 Practical Fracture Treatment, International Edition
By Ronald McRae, FRCS(Eng, Glas), FChS(Hon), AIMBI, Fellow of the British Orthopaedic Association and Max Esser, FRCS(Ed), FRCS(Ed)(Orth), FRACS(Orth)

Publication Date: 06 Mar 2008
The 5th edition of this now classic text draws on the strength of previous editions and now includes reference to the latest surgical techniques available in Europe, Australia and the USA. Emphasis remains on the continually expanding use of fixation techniques although conservative management remains an integral part of the text. The artwork programme - which so characterises the appeal and success of previous editions - has been fully updated although its clarity remains as strong as ever and the logical sequence of illustrations with their succinct captions affords a rewarding and effective way to learn.

Key Features

  • New edition of this popular and highly respected book.
  • Practical, step-by-step guide to fracture assessment and management.
  • Contains discussion of traditional conservative techniques for managing fractures.
  • Combines clear line diagrams, drawn by the author, with lucid, concise text in logical sequence.

New Features

  • Expanded coverage of deep venous thrombosis.

  • Includes new devices and techniques, for example locked plate systems, and the use of vacuum dressings in soft tissue management.

  • New sections on 'damage control' orthopaedics, minimally invasive surgical techniques, MRSA, HIV and AIDS, and bone loss.

  • New clinical imaging.
About the author
By Ronald McRae, FRCS(Eng, Glas), FChS(Hon), AIMBI, Fellow of the British Orthopaedic Association, Formerly Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Southern General Hospital, Glasgow, UK and Max Esser, FRCS(Ed), FRCS(Ed)(Orth), FRACS(Orth), Orthopaedic Surgeon, Alfred Hospital and Cabrini Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Table of Contents

Pathology and healing of fractures

The diagnosis of fractures and principles of treatment

Closed reduction and casting techniques in fracture management

Open fractures: internal fixation

Factors affecting healing; complications; pathological fractures


The shoulder girdle and humerus

Injuries about the elbow

Injuries to the forearm bones

The wrist and hand

The spine

The pelvis, hip and femoral neck

Fractures of the femur and injuries about the knee

Fractures of the tibia

Injuries about the ankle

Foot injuries

The fracture clinic

Book Reviews
"This concise work fulfills the important role of introducing medical students to orthopedic trauma. Additionally, it teaches orthopedic residents, in a step-by-step manner, the correct ways to assess and manage fractures and dislocations. General orthopedists caring for trauma patients can benefit greatly from this book. I strongly recommend it without reservation."
Edward Abraham, MD(University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine),DOODY'S BOOK REVIEW SERVICE UPDATE, October 2008
Book details
ISBN: 9780443068775
Page Count: 456
Retail Price : £19.99
Undergraduate medical students, junior doctors in accident and emergency departments, orthopaedic trainees, specialist nurses, physiotherapists, and rehabilitation staff