Brinker, Piermattei and Flo's Handbook of Small Animal Orthopedics and Fracture Repair – Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 5th Edition
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Brinker, Piermattei and Flo's Handbook of Small Animal Orthopedics and Fracture Repair – Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 5th Edition


Stay ahead of the rising demand for orthopedic surgery in veterinary practice with the most trusted handbook for small animal orthopedics. Brinker, Piermattei, and Flo’s Handbook of Small Animal Orthopedics and Fracture Repair, 5th Edition is the expert reference you need to successfully understand, diagnose, and treat the wide variety of conditions affecting the locomotor system in small animals. As with previous editions, this comprehensive handbook offers readers a clear and consistent description of the most common orthopedic conditions along with the pathology, diagnostic work-up, surgical indications and planning, surgical approach, surgical techniques, complications, and follow-up recommendations that accompany them. This new edition also includes the latest information on fractures, musculoskeletal diseases, and the advances in methods of fixation, lameness correction, and joint surgery. Not only will readers gain access to routinely used orthopedic treatments — such as plating, wiring, and pinning techniques — this handbook also discusses the more complex modalities — like minimally invasive surgery, and angle stable fixation systems with the newest information on interlocking nail and locking plate technologies. With this unrivaled reference, you’ll have the expert guidance you need to successfully diagnose and treat nearly any musculoskeletal case you may encounter in daily practice.

  • Content is organized anatomically for quick access to information on both fractures and other conditions for each region of the body.
  • Step-by-step line drawings clearly illustrate different types of fractures and procedures.
  • Provides clear, concise coverage of the most common orthopedic conditions.
  • A new chapter provides cutting edge information on arthroscopy.
  • Each chapter is expanded with the most up-to-date information.
  • Includes many additional illustrations.
  • New coverage of monocortical plate/IM fixation.
  • Discusses circular frames for fractures and osteotomies
  • Provides information on new fixator clamps.

Part I: Diagnosis and Treatment of Fractures, Lameness and Joint Disease 1. Orthopedic Examination and Diagnostic Tools 2. Fractures: Classification, Diagnosis, and Treatment 3. Bone Grafting 4. Delayed Union and Nonunion 5. Treatment of Acute and Chronic Bone Infections 6. Arthrology 7. Principles of Joint Surgery 8. Arthroscopy in Joint Surgery

Part II: Fractures and Orthopedic Conditions of the Forelimb 9. Fractures of the Scapula 10. The Shoulder Joint 11. Fractures of the Humerus 12. The Elbow Joint 13. Fractures of the Radius and Ulna 14. Fractures and Other Orthopedic Conditions of the Carpus, Metacarpus, and Phalanges

Part III: Fractures and Orthopedic Conditions of the Hindlimb 15. Fractures of the Pelvis 16. The Hip Joint 17. Fractures of the Femur and Patella 18. The Stifle Joint 19. Fractures of the Tibia and Fibula 20. Fractures and Other Orthopedic Injuries of the Tarsus, Metatarsus, and Phalanges

Part IV: Other Fractures and Reconstruction of Bone Deformity 21. Fractures and Luxations of the Mandible and Maxilla 22. Fractures in Growing Animals 23. Correction of Abnormal Bone Growth and Healing

Part V: Miscellaneous Conditions of the Musculoskeletal System 24. Disease Conditions in Small Animals

Charles E. DeCamp, DVM, Michigan State University, Veterinary Medical Center, College of Veterinary Medicine, East Lansing, MI


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