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Book Review
January 2004

Skeletal Trauma in Children, 3rd ed

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Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2004;158(1):92. doi:10.1001/archpedi.158.1.92

Skeletal Trauma in Children is a 1-volume textbook that provides a comprehensive look at the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries in children. This book, along with a growing number of other textbooks, highlights the differences in treatment of musculoskeletal trauma in the growing child as compared with adults. It is intended as a stand-alone volume to complement one of the leading orthopedic textbooks on adult musculoskeletal trauma.

For the reader interested in a comprehensive and in-depth review of pediatric trauma, including the historical aspects, this book will fall short. The editors' and authors' intent was to focus on current treatment methods, recognizing that many areas are controversial and that there are regional differences in trauma treatment. The text is broadly organized into 3 sections. The first several chapters highlight the musculoskeletal differences of children as compared with adults and how they influence trauma treatment.

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