Pediatric Orthopedics in Practice

  • Fritz Hefti

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Basic principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Fritz Hefti
      Pages 3-31
    3. Fritz Hefti
      Pages 33-48
  3. Diseases and injuries by site

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Fritz Hefti, Carol Hasler
      Pages 73-191
    3. Fritz Hefti
      Pages 193-318
    4. Fritz Hefti
      Pages 319-413
    5. Fritz Hefti
      Pages 415-514
    6. Fritz Hefti
      Pages 515-596
  4. Systematic aspects of musculoskeletal disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 597-597
    2. Carol Hasler
      Pages 599-618
    3. Fritz Hefti, Carol Hasler, Andreas Krieg
      Pages 619-646
    4. Fritz Hefti, Gernot Jundt
      Pages 647-659
    5. Fritz Hefti
      Pages 661-665
    6. Fritz Hefti, Gernot Jundt
      Pages 667-742
    7. Fritz Hefti
      Pages 743-827
    8. Reinald Brunner
      Pages 829-877
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 879-905

About this book


This book communicates the latest findings in pediatric orthopedics and answers key everyday questions in the field in an informative, readily understandable manner. The scope is comprehensive, encompassing all aspects of diagnosis and therapy. After an opening section on basic principles, the two main sections discuss diseases and injuries by site and cover systemic conditions including trauma, infections, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, tumors, and hereditary diseases. The book is the translation of the latest edition of the well-known classic Kinderorthopädie in der Praxis, which presents the collected knowledge of experts from Basel University Children's Hospital – Fritz Hefti and his co-workers Reinald Brunner, Carol Claudius Hasler, and Gernot Jundt. This edition has been revised and updated in a variety of ways. New findings are incorporated into all chapters, important advances in treatment are presented, and the latest concepts in tumor diagnosis and neuro-orthopedics are discussed. The book contains more than 150 additional illustrations, including new clinical images and radiographs and many further amusing cartoons by Franz Freuler. The aim is to make children’s orthopedics fun – in both practice and theory!

The book has received several awards.


Congenital deformity Growth disturbance Hereditary diseases Musculo-skeletal tumors Skeletal Dysplasia

Authors and affiliations

  • Fritz Hefti
    • 1
  1. 1.Universitätskinderspital beider Basel (UKBB)BaselSchweiz

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-46809-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-46810-4
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