Frederic Shapiro, MD, Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.
Developmental biology of normal bone and cartilage including histogenesis, molecular/gene and biomechanical aspects is updated and expanded. The book outlines the biology of: bone repair with differing mechanical environments; cartilage repair at articular and physeal sites; and distraction osteogenesis. The generously illustrated text provides an in-depth presentation of the interplay between normal developmental biology, abnormal pathologic states and the influence of operative and non-operative orthopedic interventions on childhood orthopedic deformity. Thirty-four principles underlying the development, progression and management of skeletal deformity in the growing child are defined. Orthopedic management including surgical treatment is discussed for: skeletal dysplasias; epiphyseal growth plate fracture-separations; lower extremity length discrepancies; and deformities of joints and epiphyses due to metabolic, inflammatory, infectious, hematologic, and neoplastic disorders. Treatments are related to extent of deformity, remodeling post-surgery and possible recurrence.
This 2 nd edition of Pediatric Orthopedic Deformities has been expanded to cover more regions and disorders and is being presented in 3 volumes.
Provides an in-depth, up-to-date presentation of normal development bone and cartilage biology and its relationship to the abnormalities of development that lead to childhood orthopedic deformity
Chapter 1 - Developmental Bone Biology
Chapter 2 - Overview of Deformities
Chapter 3 - Skeletal Dysplasias
Chapter 4 - Bone and Joint Deformity in Metabolic, Inflammatory, Neoplastic, Infectious, and Hematologic Disorders
Chapter 5 - Epiphyseal Growth Plate Fracture-Separations
Chapter 6 - Lower Extremity Length Discrepancies