Editor: Francesco Atzori

The Tibial Plateau Fractures: Diagnosis and Treatment

eBook: US $79 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $158
Printed Copy: US $119
Library License: US $316
ISBN: 978-1-68108-242-4 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-241-7 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2016
DOI: 10.2174/97816810824171160101

Introduction

A break in the proximal part of the tibia or shinbone region results in a Tibial plateau fracture. This type of bone damage results in the impaired motion and stability of the leg and the knee joint. Since this is a critical load-bearing region of the body, patients affected by these fractures have difficulty in carrying their body weight, which can cause major disability. Tibial plateau fractures commonly occur as a result of motor vehicle accidents in younger individuals and as a result of osteoporosis in elderly women. With appropriate medical guidance, patient rehabilitation is possible. This book is a concise handbook on key information about the diagnosis and treatment of Tibial plateau fractures. Chapters in this book cover the epidemiology of these types of bone fractures, diagnostic imaging, surgical treatment options and patient rehabilitation. The book is intended as a primer on Tibial plateau fractures for medical students and novice surgeons who aim to specialize in orthopaedic surgery. Readers will be able to understand how to manage relevant bone fracture cases which they encounter and will learn how to improve patient recovery after surgical procedures.

Foreword

It is a great pleasure to write the foreword for “The tibial plateau fractures: diagnosis and treatment”, edited by my colleagues and friends Francesco Atzori and Luigi Sabatini.

Techniques in traumatic knee surgery have continued to evolve and the editors of this book have described various possible surgical procedures. The authors articulate with clarity the best evidence available to support the use of the procedure they described as well as any controversial aspects of the technique and alternative treatment options if available.

Furthermore, every perspective of tibial plateau fractures is well represented, from epidemiology to rehabilitation protocols.

I think this e-book will be extremely precious for every orthopaedic surgeon, residents and fellows to manage tibial plateau fractures and I congratulate the Editors and the Authors on the production of a very interesting e-book.

Marco Schiraldi
Unit Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Orthopaedic Prostethic Surgery Regional Center
Hospital SS. Antonio e Biagio e Cesare Arrigo
Alessandria
Italy
Email: mschiraldi@ospedale.al.it



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