Prevention and Management of Common Fracture Complications

Michael Archdeacon, MD; Jeff Anglen, MD; Robert Ostrum, MD; Dolfi Herscovici, DO
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Every orthopedic surgeon faces complications in the management of fractures. Drs. Michael T. Archdeacon, Jeffrey O. Anglen, Robert F. Ostrum, and Dolfi Herscovici, Jr. have created Prevention and Management of Common Fracture Complications, a comprehensive reference dedicated entirely to the prevention and management of fracture complications.

Prevention and Management of Common Fracture Complications is arranged on an anatomic basis with contributions from more than 45 orthopedic surgeons. Each contributor is considered an expert on the topic covered in their respective sections of the book.

Some Chapters Include:
• The etiological factors for each complication
• Strategies for preventing the complication
• Surgical techniques
• Reduction and implant selection
• Strategies required to successfully manage the complication

Prevention and Management of Common Fracture Complications also includes more than 300 images and more than 45 tables.

Prevention and Management of Common Fracture Complications
offers a single and complete resource to readily answer all fracture complication questions and is ideal for orthopedic surgeons, orthopedic residents, and medical students interested in orthopedic surgery.

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Section I                General

Chapter 1              Preventing Complications in Orthopedic Communication         

Michael Suk, MD, JD, MPH, FACS and Eric Stiefel, MD  

Chapter 2              Infection              

Jeffrey O. Anglen, MD, FACS

Chapter 3              Deep Venous Thrombosis 

Catherine A. Humphrey, MD

Chapter 4              Fracture Complications in the Growing Skeleton         

Christine B. Caltoum, MD

Chapter 5              Nonunion             

Jeffrey O. Anglen, MD, FACS

Chapter 6              Malunion             

Brady Barker, MD and Kurtis Staples, MD 

Chapter 7              Arthrofibrosis/Contracture               

Michael P. Rusnak, MD 


Section II              Upper Extremity               

Chapter 8              Complications of Clavicle Fractures              

Janos P. Ertl, MD

Chapter 9              Complications of Proximal and Diaphyseal Humerus Fractures              

Eric S. Moghadamian, MD and Raymond D. Wright, MD

Chapter 10            Elbow Fractures  

Gregory J. Della Rocca, MD, PhD, FACS

Chapter 11            Radial and Ulnar Shaft, Monteggia, and Galeazzi Fractures    

Susan McDowell, MD and Brian H. Mullis, MD

Chapter 12            Distal Radius Fractures     

Brett D. Crist, MD, FACS and Yvonne M. Murtha, MD


Section III            Pelvis and Acetabulum    

Chapter 13            Open Pelvic Fracture: Infection       

Marcus F. Sciadini, MD

Chapter 14            Sacral Fractures: Loss of Reduction/Failure of Fixation            

H. Claude Sagi, MD

Chapter 15            Iliosacral Screw Malposition            

A. Michael Harris, MD and Paul B. Gladden, MD

Chapter 16            Pelvic Ring Disruption: Malalignment            

Kyle F. Dickson, MD, MBA

Chapter 17            Acetabulum Fractures: Malunion   

Michael Beltran, MD and Cory Collinge, MD

Chapter 18            Acetabulum Fractures: Nerve Palsy               

George V. Russell, MD and Scott A. Wingerter, MD, PhD

Chapter 19            Acetabulum Fractures: Heterotopic Ossification         

Madhav A. Karunakar, MD


Section IV             Hip        

Chapter 20            Femoral Head Fracture: Osteonecrosis and Hip Instability       

Samuel A. McArthur, MD and Walter W. Virkus, MD

Chapter 21            Femoral Neck Fracture: Nonunion 

Michael T. Archdeacon, MD, MSE

Chapter 22            Intertrochanteric Fractures: Lag Screw Cut Out and Failure of Fixation

Brian D. Solberg, MD

Chapter 23            Intertrochanteric Fractures: Lateral Wall Fractures     

Bradley Merk, MD and Erik Eller, MD

Chapter 24            Subtrochanteric Fracture: Varus Malalignment/Nonunion        

Robert R. L. Gray, MD and Anthony T. Sorkin, MD


Section V              Femur and Tibia               

Chapter 25            Femoral Shaft Fractures: Malunion and Nonunion    

Robert F. Ostrum, MD

Chapter 26            Supracondylar Femur Fractures      

Michael Suk, MD, JD, MPH, FACS and Pratik Desai, MD, MS

Chapter 27            Patella Fracture: Complications      

Matthew J. White, MD and Gerald J. Lang, MD

Chapter 28            Tibial Plateau Fracture: Infection, Failure of Fixation, and Instability   

Eric D. Farrell, MD and Paul M. Lafferty, MD

Chapter 29            Tibial Shaft Fracture: Infection, Nonunion, and Malunion       

John A. Scolaro, MD and Samir Mehta, MD


Section VI             Foot and Ankle  

Chapter 30            Pilon Fractures    

Sean E. Nork, MD

Chapter 31            Ankle Fractures and Syndesmotic Injuries    

                                Dolfi Herscovici Jr, DO and Julia M. Scaduto, ARNP

Chapter 32            Talus     

Stefan Rammelt, MD, PhD and Hans Zwipp, MD, PhD

Chapter 33            Calcaneal Fractures           

James B. Carr, MD   

Chapter 34            Midfoot Fractures: Lisfranc, Cuboid, Navicular          

Clifford B. Jones, MD, FACS and Marlon O. Coulibaly, MD   

Chapter 35            Metatarsal Fractures          

Robert Vander Griend, MD


Financial Disclosures       


About the Editors

Michael T. Archdeacon, MD, MSE, is Professor and Vice-Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Archdeacon is currently the Division Director for Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery and the Immediate Past Chief of Staff at the University Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has more than 10 years of experience managing complex fractures as well as the complications associated with these injuries.   

Jeffrey O. Anglen, MD, FACS, 
is Professor of Orthopaedics at Indiana University School of Medicine. He is a former President of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, a member of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, and Deputy Editor for Trauma of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has been dealing with the complications of fracture care (his own as well as others) since completing his fellowship in 1991, and probably before.   

Robert F. Ostrum, MD, 
is the Director of Orthopaedic Trauma at Cooper University Hospital and a Professor of Surgery at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He has been working in level I trauma centers for 25 years, treating fracture and trauma patients and managing their associated complications.   

Dolfi Herscovici Jr, DO, 
is an Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopedics at the University of South Florida. He has more than 20 years of experience managing complex trauma, especially injuries and reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle. He is currently in practice at the Florida Orthopedic Institute in Tampa, Florida.