The Pediatric Upper Extremity by Joshua M. Abzug, Scott H. Kozin, Dan A. Zlotolow

By Joshua M. Abzug, Scott H. Kozin, Dan A. Zlotolow

Sub-specialization inside of pediatric orthopedics is starting to be, partially end result of the improvement of free-standing kid's hospitals and the will by means of sufferers and their mom and dad to have "experts" take care of them. we're on the leading edge of a pattern in physicians classifying themselves as pediatric top extremity surgeons. a variety of pediatric hospitals now have or are recruiting physicians to concentration their perform during this region. traditionally, those concerns have been taken care of by way of normal orthopedic surgeons, grownup hand surgeons, pediatric orthopedic surgeons, or plastic surgeons. besides the fact that, none of those execs deal with everything of pediatric higher extremity pathology, and no unmarried reference has all for the remedy of the pediatric top extremity as a complete. for instance, fractures have in most cases been written approximately in pediatric textbooks, whereas tendon and nerve accidents are lined in grownup hand textbooks. This textbook is a complete, illustrated reference that discusses all features of the pediatric top extremity, from embryology and useful improvement to nerve accidents, trauma, tumors, burns, activities accidents and more.

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The Pediatric Upper Extremity

Sub-specialization inside pediatric orthopedics is growing to be, partially as a result of the improvement of free-standing kid's hospitals and the need through sufferers and their mom and dad to have "experts" deal with them. we're on the leading edge of a pattern in physicians classifying themselves as pediatric top extremity surgeons.

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Nervous System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Musculoskeletal System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 19 19 20 Extrinsic Factors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand (IFSSH) Classification System . . . . 20 Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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