Principles of Deformity Correction PDF

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Principles of Deformity Correction PDF. This book will become a classic. Brave words, but I can safely make this statement because this book is not about the latest surgical operation or about our knowledge of certain pathologies, which is constant­ly changing.

Principles of Deformity Correction PDF

Principles Of Deformity Correction PDF

Rather, this book presents a system of de­formity analysis that is universal and applicable to any past, current, or future surgical osteotomy techniques and hardware. One needs only to think back to medical school and realize that most of the textbooks that we so carefully studied are now “of historic interest only:’ Grant’s Atlas of Anatomy is perhaps the only book from my medical school days that I still use.

I predict that Pa­ley’s Principles of Deformity Correction will also have a long shelf life. The treatment of skeletal deformity is the heart of our specialty. Indeed, the very name of our spe­cialty, orthopaedics, was coined by Nicholas Andry in 1741 as a word derived from two Greek words, orthos (meaning straight) and paedis (meaning child) to indi­cate his goal “to teach the different methods of prevent­ing and correcting deformities of children” (from Mer­cer Rang’s Anthology of Orthopaedics, 1966).

It has been my privilege and honor to be associated professionally with Dr. Dror Paley for the past 10 years, and I probably know him better than anyone else does. I have therefore been in a unique position to observe how he developed the CORA method and to contribute as a co-developer, editor, and author. Dr. Paley has an uncan­ny knack of clearly seeing and understanding ortho­paedic deformities.

More importantly, he has a unique ability to then process and integrate this information to make it accessible to the less clairvoyant. We have striven to make this method practical and teachable. It is not hard to learn, but it does take some effort and practice. The method is mercifully low-tech: the only tools required are a pencil, ruler, and goniometer.

We have honed our ability to teach this method during the past 10 years at our annual Baltimore Limb Deformity Course, and many of the figures and cases illustrated in this book have been used in the course. The case studies and the artists’ diagrams are all derived from our own practices and are representative of deformities that we have treated. In this regard, we are greatly indebted to our patients for providing us with both typical and atyp­ical problems to study and illustrate.

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