Paediatric Orthopaedic Diagnosis presents a problem-based, rational approach to the diagnosis of orthopaedic problems in children. Paediatric Orthopaedic Diagnosis is divided into four sections based on the age at which specific problems may be encountered; the newborn and infant, the toddler and the pre-school child, the child in the school-going age and the adolescent.
The authors outline a systematic approach to arrive at a tentative diagnosis by asking relevant questions related to the presenting symptom and then performing a thorough clinical examination. They then suggest the most appropriate investigations to confirm the diagnosis. Each chapter deals with the common conditions that may lead to the problem; the rarer causes of the problem are listed at the end. This feature would make the book a practical manual and a high quality reference source. An important feature of the book is the number and quality of illustrations and video clips in the electronic version.
About the Author
Benjamin Joseph is former Professor of Orthopaedics and Head of Paediatric Orthopaedic Service, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India. He is currently Adjunct Professor of Orthopaedics, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India.
Randall Loder is Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery, James Whitcomb Riley Children’s Hospital, and the Garceau Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
James Robb is former Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, Scotland and Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK.
Ian Torode is Director of Orthopaedics, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.