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New York/Stuttgart – Pediatric orthopedics requires practitioners to have sharp technical skills and a solid understanding of basic principles and standards of care. The Second Edition of Handbook of Pediatric Orthopedics, published by Thieme, provides exactly that by distilling virtually every relevant fact and guideline professionals need on a daily basis into one convenient book.

Each chapter in Handbook of Pediatric Orthopedics lays out basic principles, techniques, and standards of care in an easy-to-reference format that facilitates fast diagnoses. Dr. Sponseller, an authority in his field, devotes an entire chapter to core treatment guidelines and algorithms for pediatric trauma. The author also includes a section on key skeletal syndromes and systemic disorders, as many of these conditions are rare and not immediately familiar to orthopedists.

"It is my hope and expectation that this handbook will be a practical aid in the day-to-day practice of pediatric orthopedics for those at all levels of experience," says author Dr. Paul Sponseller, MD, MBA, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

In this latest edition of the popular handbook, the author has updated procedures and medications and refined practice guidelines. He has compiled new data on blocks, traction, special casts, aspiration and arthograms that contain technical information not readily available elsewhere. Detailed yet simplified charts listing medications and dosages appear along with easy-to-reference graphs and 164 high-quality drawings that illustrate and underscore important concepts.

"Dr. Sponseller has put together a handbook that every student and resident rotating on a pediatric orthopedic surgery service should have in his lab coat pocket at all times," says Dr. Peter O. Newton, MD, University of California–San Diego.


About Thieme

Thieme Publishing Group is a privately held scientific and medical publishing house employing more than 950 people and maintaining offices in seven cities, including New York, Delhi, Stuttgart and three other locations in Germany. Founded in 1886, the Thieme name has become synonymous with high quality and excellence in medical and scientific publishing. Today, Thieme is the market leading publisher of neurosurgical content and holds strong market positions in orthopedics, radiology, anatomy and chemistry, among other specialties. Thieme publishes 137 peer-reviewed journals and over 500 new books annually. The company also has a rapidly growing array of web-based products in medicine and science. State-of-the-art online products includeThieme eJournals, Thieme Electronic Book Library, the medical student website and Thieme Teaching Assistant, an innovative web-based platform for faculty. For more information about Thieme visit


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