Fractures of the Hip is a state-of-the-art reference resource for surgeons treating patients with intra-articular fractures of the hip. It serves as a guide to assessing and classifying typical fracture patterns to reach the correct diagnosis and helps select the appropriate up-to-date treatment strategy.
It describes in detail the complex anatomy of the acetabulum and proximal femur, and also explains the assessment of various radiological imaging techniques for the pelvis and the hip.
Fractures of the Hip highlights the advantages and disadvantages of traditional as well as newer surgical approaches to the hip and pelvis, such as surgical hip dislocation, hip arthroscopy, the pararectus approach, and combined approaches. For each surgical approach, the authors identify typical complications and document long-term outcomes.
It also includes chapters on the management of specific fracture types, such as acetabular, femoral head (Pipkin), and femoral neck fractures, as well as traumatic hip dislocations, and pathological fractures due to osteoporosis or tumors. This book is part of the series Fracture Management Joint by Joint.
About the Author
Dr. Büchler graduated from the medical faculty of the University of Bern, Switzerland, in 1998. After completing his thesis on confocal imaging of calcium propagation in heart cells at the Department of Physiology of the University of Bern (Prof. André Kléber), he began his clinical training in general and trauma surgery at the regional hospital of Burgdorf and later completed the orthopaedic residency at the Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery of the University Hospital of Bern (Prof. Reinhold Ganz).
Professor Keel obtained his medical degree from the University of Zürich, Switzerland after studying in Fribourg and Zürich. After two years of research at the Division of Trauma Surgery at the University Hospital of Zürich (Prof. Otmar Trentz) and completing the Postgraduate Course in Experimental Medicine and Biology of the Medical Faculty of the University of Zürich, he fulfilled his general and trauma surgery residency at the Division of Trauma Surgery of the University of Zürich and at two regional hospitals in Männedorf and Bülach.