Publication Year: 2017
Edition: 1st Ed.
Authors/Editor: Mamczak, Christiaan N.; Smith, Christopher S.; Gardner, Michael J.
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW)
Doody's Star Rating®:Score: 87
An optimal view on the fluoroscope screen simplifies the procedure for the surgeon and improves the outcome for the patient.
Here's a unique resource that expertly covers the use of intra-operative fluoroscopy in fracture surgery, bridging the gap between strategic patient positioning and maximizing the efficiency of fluoroscopy.
Using an easy-to-follow, reader-friendly format, it provides a real-world understanding of the intra-operative C-arm’s capabilities and limitations, considering factors such as the fracture type, the operating table, positioning adjuncts, patient body habitus, and the functional range of the fluoroscope.
- Emphasizes pre-operative planning in order to achieve the ideal relationship between positioning the patient correctly and obtaining accurate imaging.
- Offers a concise review of the radiographic bony anatomy and what should be seen during fracture reduction and instrumentation.
- Follows the successful Tips and Tricks format, focusing on detailed descriptions of technical tips and tricks for intraoperative imaging in fracture surgery.
- Features a succinct bulleted text and hundreds of illustrations, clearing demonstrating what to do at every step of the procedure.
- Ideal for everyone on the OR team, including the surgeon, technicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nursing staff.