Indian Journal of Orthopaedics

BOOK REVIEW
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 47  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 321-

Pediatric Osteoarticular Infections


Ramani Narasimhan 
 Senior Consultant Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Room No: 1235, Gate No 10, 2nd Floor, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, India

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Ramani Narasimhan
Senior Consultant Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Room No: 1235, Gate No 10, 2nd Floor, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi
India




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Narasimhan R. Pediatric Osteoarticular Infections.Indian J Orthop 2013;47:321-321


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Editors: Anil Agarwal and Aditya N Agarwal

Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd,

2013, ISBN: 978-93-5090-289-9, p. 189

This book gives complete information and covers features of all aspects of pediatric bone and joint infections with their management.

The book has colorful, clear and precise tables, highlighted boxes and illustrations. The contents of the book, starting from "epidemiology" and ending with "advances and research," cover this difficult topic extensively. Infections in both acute and chronic settings have been described thoroughly. The topics like "osteomyelitis" and "septic arthritis" have been discussed separately and widely. Tuberculosis which is endemic in India has also been covered along with its coexistence with HIV. The book describes the various presentations adequately and lists all the available treatment options.

The chapter on Surgical Interventions in Osteoarticular Infection includes indications, procedures and postoperative management and is supported eloquently by illustrations. "Sequelae of Septic Hip and its Reconstruction" is relevant in practice and hasn't been given due importance in most textbooks on "bone and joint infections," to my knowledge. "Acute Haematogenous Osteomyelitis", "Chronic Osteomyelitis," and "Atypical Osteomyelitis and other Musculoskeletal Infections" respectively back to back cover all aspects of osteomyelitis. "Tuberculosis of Spine in Children, and "Drug-resistant Osteoarticular Tuberculosis and Coinfection with HIV", are topics which are highly relevant and give a comprehensive understanding of the problem.

"Pediatric Osteoarticular Infections" is not only a complete reference book for every practicing orthopedic surgeon but also an extensive textbook for every post-graduate student of orthopedic surgery.