Pediatric Orthopedic Deformities, Volume 1

Pathobiology and Treatment of Dysplasias, Physeal Fractures, Length Discrepancies, and Epiphyseal and Joint Disorders

  • Frederic Shapiro

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Frederic Shapiro
    Pages 1-158
  3. Frederic Shapiro
    Pages 159-254
  4. Frederic Shapiro
    Pages 255-409
  5. Frederic Shapiro
    Pages 505-612
  6. Frederic Shapiro
    Pages 613-772
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 773-789

About this book


Developmental biology of normal bone and cartilage including histogenesis, molecular/gene, and biomechanical aspects is updated and expanded. The book outlines the biology of: bone repair with differing mechanical environments; cartilage repair at articular and physeal sites; and distraction osteogenesis. The generously illustrated text provides an in-depth presentation of the interplay between normal developmental biology, abnormal pathologic states and the influence of operative and non-operative orthopedic interventions on childhood orthopedic deformity. Thirty-four principles underlying the development, progression and management of skeletal deformity in the growing child are defined. Orthopedic management including surgical treatment is discussed for: skeletal dysplasias; epiphyseal growth plate fracture-separations; lower extremity length discrepancies; and deformities of joints and epiphyses due to metabolic, inflammatory, infectious, hematologic, and neoplastic disorders. Treatments are related to extent of deformity, remodeling post-surgery, and possible recurrence.  

This 2nd edition of Pediatric Orthopedic Deformities has been expanded to cover more regions and disorders and is being presented in 3 volumes.


Epiphyseal growth plate fracture Infectious disorder Inflammatory disorder Metabolic disorder Skeletal dysplasia

Authors and affiliations

  • Frederic Shapiro
    • 1
  1. 1.Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA and Attending Orthopedic SurgeonBoston Children’s HospitalBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-20528-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-20529-8
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