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Book and Media Reviews
February 22/29, 2012

Children’s Upper and Lower Limb Fractures

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliation: Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois (rbielski@uchicago.edu).

JAMA. 2012;307(8):866-867. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.208

This textbook has been designed to present a concise summary of current techniques in the management of pediatric fractures. The editors state that they have designed the text for residents or for the general orthopedic surgeon who wants to stay current on the latest trends in management.

The first third of the book discusses global principles; the remaining 9 chapters discuss specific fractures. Each chapter provides excellent radiographs, with first-rate examples of each fracture discussed. The bibliography for each chapter is fairly comprehensive. The book is easy to read and not overly technical. Some chapters are exceptionally well done, especially the chapter on ankle fractures.