Brinker, Piermattei and Flo's Handbook of Small Animal Orthopedics and Fracture Repair - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780721692142

Brinker, Piermattei and Flo's Handbook of Small Animal Orthopedics and Fracture Repair

4th Edition

Authors: Donald Piermattei Gretchen Flo Charles DeCamp
Paperback ISBN: 9780721692142
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 22nd February 2006
Page Count: 832

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This handbook covers the diagnosis, etiology, and treatment of conditions affecting the locomotor system in small animals. The 4th edition presents up-to-date information on various types of fractures and methods of fixation, lameness and joint surgery, and musculoskeletal diseases. Other key topics include: acute and chronic bone infections; transplantation, plating, wiring, and pinning techniques; bone grafting; reconstructive joint surgery; and osteochondrosis.

Key Features

  • Content is organized anatomically for quick access to information on both fractures and other conditions for each region of the body.
  • Step-by-step line drawings clearly illustrate different types of fractures and procedures.
  • Provides clear, concise coverage of the most common orthopedic conditions.

Table of Contents

Part I — General Principles of Diagnosis and Treatment of Fractures, Lameness, and Joint Disease

1. Orthopedic Examination and Diagnostic Tools

2. Fractures: Classification, Diagnosis, and Treatment

3. Bone Grafting

4. Delayed Union and Nonunion

5. Treatment of Acute and Chronic Bone Infections

6. Arthrology

7. Principles of Joint Surgery

8. Arthroscopy

Part II — Fractures and Orthopedic Conditions

9. Fractures of the Scapula

10. The Shoulder Joint

11. Fractures of the Humerus

12. The Elbow Joint

13. Fractures of the Radius and Ulna

14. Fractures and Other Orthopedic Conditions of the Carpus, Metacarpus, and Phalanges

Part III — Fractures and Orthopedic Conditions of the Hindlimb

15. Fractures of the Pelvis

16. The Hip Joint

17. Fractures of the Femur and Patella

18. The Stifle Joint

19. Fractures of the Tibia and Fibula

20. Fractures and Other Orthopedic Injuries of the Tarsus, Metatarsus, and Phalanges

Part IV — Other Fractures and Reconstruction of Bone Deformity

21. Fractures and Luxations of the Mandible and Maxilla

22. Fractures in Growing Animals

23. Correction of Abnormal Bone Growth and Healing

Part V — Miscellaneous Conditions of the Musculoskeletal System

24. Disease Conditions in Small Animals


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About the Author

Donald Piermattei

Affiliations and Expertise

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons, Professor Emeritus, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Gretchen Flo

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Small Animal Medical & Surgical, Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, East Lansing, MI

Charles DeCamp

Affiliations and Expertise

Michigan State University, Veterinary Medical Center, College of Veterinary Medicine, East Lansing, MI