Global Orthopedics

Caring for Musculoskeletal Conditions and Injuries in Austere Settings

  • Richard A. Gosselin
  • David A. Spiegel
  • Michelle Foltz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michelle Foltz, Geoffrey Walker, James C. Cobey
      Pages 3-7
    3. Manjul Joshipura, Charles Mock, Richard A. Gosselin
      Pages 9-11
    4. Richard A. Gosselin, El Hadji Ibrahima Diop
      Pages 13-17
    5. David A. Spiegel, Stephen W. Bickler
      Pages 23-25
    6. Michelle Foltz, Kaye E. Wilkins
      Pages 27-29
    7. Richard C. Fisher, Dominic Awariyah Adondaa
      Pages 31-37
    8. Michael Krosin
      Pages 39-41
    9. Michelle Foltz, Geoffrey Walker
      Pages 43-48
  3. General Clinical Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Michelle Foltz, Richard A. Gosselin
      Pages 51-55
    3. Richard A. Gosselin, Stephen W. Bickler, Ali A. Ahmed Al-Iedan
      Pages 57-67
    4. J. Norgrove Penny
      Pages 69-73
    5. Richard C. Fisher, Richard A. Gosselin, Michelle Foltz
      Pages 75-98
    6. Nadine B. Semer
      Pages 99-110
    7. William James Harrison
      Pages 111-113
    8. K. A. Kelly McQueen, Ercan Türeci, Errol Peter Lobo
      Pages 115-121
  4. Adult Trauma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123

About this book


Global Orthopedics: Caring for Musculoskeletal Conditions and Injuries in Austere Settings was conceived and written to be a unique reference for surgeons working in resource-limited environments. The first sections provide historical background, global public health perspectives of orthopedics, the role of culture, and a broad discussion of non-surgical and non-orthopedic clinical topics that are rarely encountered in high-resource settings but that affect orthopedic care.

Adult and pediatric trauma are presented in an anatomical format for easy reference, with a focus on the natural history and the best treatment methods within existing limitations. The chapters on musculoskeletal infections provide a wealth of knowledge about these common debilitating conditions that is unavailable in any other single modern text.

The non-infectious pediatric conditions section has been written for the non-specialist to handle selected developmental and early childhood orthopedic problems commonly seen in low-resource settings. Detailed chapters on reconstruction surgery, tumor management, amputations, and the orthopedic needs in the face of conflicts and natural disasters round out the text.


Clinical orthopaedics doctors in developing nations orthopaedics pediatric orthopaedics trauma surgeons

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard A. Gosselin
    • 1
  • David A. Spiegel
    • 2
  • Michelle Foltz
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryInstitute for Global Orthopedics and Traumatology, University of California San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.Division of Orthopaedic SurgeryChildren's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.ColumbusUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-1577-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-1578-7
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