Minimally invasive fracture surgery and the rational use of locking plate systems are just two of the advances covered in the new edition of the BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Fracture Repair and Management. Fracture management has developed rapidly over the past two decades and the second edition has been fully revised and updated to inform veterinary surgeons of the latest techniques and best practices.
The new edition has an increased focus on operative techniques, including easy to follow step-by-step guides with specially commissioned full-colour illustrations.
An international collective of expert orthopaedic veterinary surgeons, led by editors Toby Gemmill and Dylan Clements, have contributed to this latest edition.
‘The launch of this new manual is hugely exciting. The original fracture manual was a landmark publication but after almost two decades the time had come for a new, comprehensively updated, edition. We hope the new edition will remain the ‘go-to’ reference for anyone with an interest in small animal orthopaedics, including specialists, general practitioners, nurses and students. We hope this manual will be as useful and inspiring as we found the original nearly 20 years ago.’
History of fracture treatment; Fracture classification and description; Bone development and physiology; Biomechanical basis of bone fracture and fracture repair; Fracture healing; Imaging of fractures; Evaluating the fracture patient; Principles of fracture surgery; Surgical instrumentation; Orthopaedic implants; Basic surgical techniques; Open fractures; Pathological fractures; Bone grafts and alternatives; Minimally invasive osteosynthesis; Non-surgical management of fractures; The skull and mandible; The spine; The scapula; The humerus; Radius and ulna; The pelvis and sacroiliac joint; The femur; Tibia and fibula; Carpus and tarsus; The distal limb; Patella and fabellae; Fracture disease; Implant failure; Osteomyelitis; Complications of fracture healing
The manual is available to order here