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Fracture Management for Primary Care Expert Consult - Online and Print, 3rd Edition

Fracture Management for Primary Care provides the guidance you need to evaluate and treat common fractures, as well as identify uncommon fractures that should be referred to a specialist. Drs. M. Patrice Eiff and Robert Hatch emphasize the current best guidelines for imaging and treating fractures so that you can make accurate identifications and select appropriate treatment. Detailed descriptions and illustrations combined with evidence-based coverage give you the confidence you need to make the right decisions. Online access to procedural videos and patient handouts at expertconsult.com make this quick, practical resource even more convenient for primary care clinicians who manage fractures.

  • Access the information you need, the way you need it with a template format for presenting each type of fracture.
  • Diagnose fractures accurately with the many high-quality images.
  • Clearly see the anatomic relationships of bones and joints through schematic illustrations.
  • Reference key information quickly and easily thanks to one-page management tables that summarize pertinent aspects of diagnosis and treatment.
  • Treat displaced fractures using detailed, step-by-step descriptions of the most common reduction techniques.
  • Access the fully searchable text online at expertconsult.com, along with video clips of reduction maneuvers and downloadable patient education and rehabilitation instruction handouts.
  • Accurately identify fractures using optimal imaging guidelines.
  • Apply splints and casts with confidence thanks to detailed descriptions and illustrations of technique.
  • Tap into the latest best practices through more evidence-based coverage and updated references.
  • Effectively manage emergency situations using guidelines for emergent referral, greater detail regarding methods for closed reductions for fractures and dislocations, and more.

Know how and when to treat fractures and when to refer your patients to a specialist.


“This third edition of Fracture Management For Primary Care, published 8 years after the second, has been significantly enhanced while maintaining its basic framework. With the continuing need for primary care physicians to assume the central role in the contemporary and anticipated models of health care delivery, this book is an excellent and timely addition. … The stated aim of Fracture Management for Primary Care is ‘to produce a practical user-friendly book that helps clinicians manage their patients who have fractures’. This 384-page book is edited by experienced family physicians, with contributions from 8 other family physicians. …The description in the opening chapter of general principles of fracture care provides a well-thought-out, well-organized basic framework to apply to care of the specific fractures described in the subsequent chapters. The guidelines for when to refer a patient to an orthopedic surgeon are explicitly presented. Each chapter is organized in a consistent manner. … (This) overall organization and consistency is perhaps the most useful feature in a book that lends itself to quick, practical, readable, and easy access in day-to-day practice. The book is full of radiographic images and line drawings related to almost all of the fractures described. … Although the book is exceedingly practical and concise, it provides sufficient coverage of the breadth of the fractures and related problems seen in primary care. In this context, the breadth and depth of topics covered are exemplified by reviews regarding epiphyseal fractures, pediatric scaphoid fractures, distal clavicular fractures, scapular fractures, spine fractures, nontraumatic osteoporotic fractures, complex regional pain syndrome, and facial and skull fractures.” -Dilip R. Patel, MD, Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Kalamazoo; JAMA

I am a family doctor with a number of years in a semi-rural practice and more than my share of ER time. Fracture Management is a good, solid, conservative reference for it’s intended audience. It will certainly keep you out of trouble. Due to it’s brevity, there are a number of conditions that are missing, mostly less common problems, but sometimes the book does not cover the particular variant of the fracture you are seeing. Dislocations are largely not included. The photographs of x-rays are helpful when they are present, and I often show the patient the picture in the book as it often illustrates their fracture better than our sometimes crummy x-ray. Unfortunately, not all the photos clearly demonstrate what they aim to.

For a more comprehensive, and much larger, text on fractures, with some additional attention to mechanisms of injury and very helpful sketches, I recommend Connolly’s Fractures and Dislocations: Closed Management. Though it is getting pretty old in its current edition, the basics of how people get hurt and how to manage them non-operatively, haven’t changed all that much.

For a more broad based text on orthopedic care, with only brief attention to fractures, it’s hard to go wrong with Essentials of Musculoskeletal Care.

I bought it at a sports medicine conference where all the major publishers had similar titles, and this was was the best. This one has a great “break”down of what you need to know, to refer, to treat, to watch for. Best bang for your buck especially if you have another text to complement it.
Again, this is an essential book, especially for the Family Practitioner just starting out. I have just graduated residency and am working alone at an Urgent Care Center, and I use this book almost every shift! Gives good, clear advice for managing the most common fractures encountered, and when (and more importantly, how quickly) to refer to ortho! Love It, worth every penny!

Product Details :

  • Series: Expert Consult
  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Saunders; 3 edition (September 30, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 143770428X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1437704280
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 7.1 x 10 inches

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