Publisher description for Surgical exposures in orthopaedics : the anatomic approach / Stanley Hoppenfeld, Piet deBoer, Richard Buckley ; illustrations by Hugh A. Thomas.


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A standard textbook for 25 years, Surgical Exposures in Orthopaedics: The Anatomic Approach is now in its Fourth Edition. Featuring 775 full-color illustrations, this atlas demonstrates the surgical approaches used in orthopaedics and provides a surgeon's-eye view of the relevant anatomy. Each chapter details the techniques and pitfalls of a surgical approach, gives a clear preview of anatomic landmarks and incisions, and highlights potential dangers of superficial and deep dissection. The Fourth Edition describes new minimally invasive approaches to the spine, proximal humerus, humeral shaft, distal femur, proximal tibia, and distal tibia. Other highlights include new external fixation approaches for many regions and surgical approaches to the os calcis. New illustrations of the appendicular skeleton are included. New drawings show the important neurovascular structures that need to be protected.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Orthopedic surgery.
Anatomy, Surgical and topographical.
Orthopedic Procedures -- methods.
Anatomy, Regional.