This is a new concise postgraduate textbook of Paediatric Orthopaedics with its emphasis firmly on treatment, allowing trainee orthopaedic surgeons to make an informed contribution during their Paediatrics rotation and to speak confidently about the approach to individual patients during their specialty exams. While other textbooks concentrate on theory and the comprehensive presentation of all treatment options, Paediatric Orthopaedics: A system of decision-making provides detailed practical insight into available treatments and a strategy for determining which treatment to follow in particular circumstances. Its aim is thereby to provide the gold standard for practice in the field and to be the key practical source of reference for trainees.
Summary: Masterful! Rating: 5
Decision making when confronted with a case in Pediatric Orthopedics has long term fallouts that can profoundly affect the quality of life of the treated individual as well as his care-givers. This is a book written by four well known Pediatric Orthopedic surgeons from four different continents bestowing on it a truly international flavor- Pediatric Orthopedics without Borders- I call it. It has something in it for every level when one is a health-care professional that deals with children's orthopedic problems, whether one is a medical student, a mid-level provider or a surgeon with many years of experience. It is well crafted and succinctly illustrated and edited. An ABSOLUTE MUST HAVE for any health care provider that intends to work with children with orthopedic problems.