RANG’S CHILDREN’S FRACTURES 3rd edition
The RANG’S CHILDREN’S FRACTURES 3rd edition book is designed for medical students, physician’s assistants, residents, emergency room doctors, general orthopedists, and children’s orthopedists. Many new features have been added. In the introductory chapters, we comment briefly on the differences between children’s and adult’s injuries and also discuss evolving trends toward efficient fracture treatment systems, many of which are being developed in children’s hospitals in North America.
Chapters 3 and four deal with practical matters of fracture description, fracture communication, conscious sedation methods and specific techniques for managing a safe, high-volume fracture reduction system. The author has added a chapter on casts in children since we see so many problems in this area and find that many physicians are not fully versed on the matter.
The diagnostic chapters try to present practically and straightforwardly the most common injuries in each of the anatomic areas in a child. The author does not focus on advanced techniques and rare problems. Author close with a chapter on cultural trends and the epidemiology of fractures that reviews fracture prevention efforts and then presents reasons for the increasing incidence of children’s fractures in North America.
The result is a RANG’S CHILDREN’S FRACTURES 3rd edition which author believe provides a concise, practical, and contemporary view of children’s orthopedics. We have focused on a style somewhere between that of a traditional orthopedic text and a typical college textbook. I have always been struck by the friendliness and ease of use of contemporary books used in high schools and universities and tried to emulate them.
The author first worked on this approach in RA NG’S CHILDREN’S FRACTURES 3rd edition textbook The Art and Practice of Children’s Orthopedics. In closing, the author wants to pay homage to my great mentor, Mercer Rang, who introduced me to clear thinking and educational style as relates to all of the children’s orthopedics. Sadly, Mercer developed an illness and passed away in October 2003 and was unable to see the final rendition of this text.