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The updated edition reflects recent advances in orthopaedic traumatology and a wealth of evidence-based, clinical expertise from world-class surgeons. It expands on the award-winning 2007 edition, with a more extensive video library that is notable in depth and breadth. The expertly written and richly illustrated text, coupled with the remarkable video compilation, enable surgeons to augment skills, overcome challenges, perfect surgical techniques, and successfully manage even the most complex cases.Master orthopaedic surgeons present state-of-the art approaches for treating traumatic injuries that range from those that are life-threatening to the more routine. Throughout 36 chapters and professionally produced videos, cutting-edge concepts and step-by-step guidance are provided on the following:Clinical evaluationInjury classificationStandardized guidelinesNon-operative methodsIndications for surgical treatmentCurrent surgical techniquesComorbidities, potential hazards, and complicationsClinical pearls, tips and tricksSurviving the nightOutcome dataCase studiesKey Highlights:More than 150 high-quality surgical videos are a superb learning tool, providing ample opportunity to watch, listen, and acquire new insights from orthopaedic experts as they perform a wide array of surgeriesVideos detail surgical procedures from preoperative planning and patient positioning to suturing the skin, featuring personalized commentary that delivers one-on-one trainingMore than 1,500 first-rate illustrations, diagrams, and radiographic studiesThis impressive, multimedia resource is an invaluable, must-have tool for orthopaedic surgeons, emergency room physicians, and residents who treat patients with traumatic skeletal injuries. It also provides a fundamental resource for board-exam preparation.

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Here are fifty concise, entertaining histories on a broad, eclectic range of ideas (borders, feminism), global issues (migration, world trade), commodities (bananas, jeans), regions (Africa, Ireland), and institutions (corporations, the World Bank). Lucid and irreverent, Brief Histories of Almost Anything challenges common perceptions associated with the subjects by going behind the facts. Each history has been selected from the New Internationalist magazine, a leading authority on alternative history and “Best International Coverage” winner in the Utne Reader Independent Press Awards. Edited by Chris Brazier , author of the best-selling No-Nonsense Guide to World History .

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As the dominant economic system is increasingly called into question, the time of the co-operative has well and truly come. Illustrating the history of the co-operative movement from its humble beginnings in the north of England to a worldwide network, this graphic novel presents a robust foundation for future well-being. Using a range of styles and cartoon pastiches, Polyp brings to life ideas and people who are rebooting a sustainable economy. Radical cartoonist and activist Polyp has worked with campaigning organizations around the world for over fifteen years. He lives and works in a co-operative housing complex in Manchester, England.

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Capitalism is failing and ordinary people are forced to pay the price. With such deep-rooted problems there is real hunger for alternative ways of organizing our economic system. Answering the question, «Is there a co-operative alternative to capitalism?» this book showcases fourteen responses from economists, academics, co-operators, politicians, and campaigners, exploring both the success and untapped potential of co-operatives. Each essay approaches from a new direction—from the flourishing open source movement to cases of co-operative success in different parts of the world. Rob Harrison has written and commented widely on social change issues for more than twenty years.

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Written and illustrated by a collective of authors and artists, including Hunt Emerson, Sean Michael Wilson and Benjamin Dickson. Features a range of graphic novel and comic book styles. International in scope covering events from all over the world. Suitable for the general readers, activists and students of social change

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MRI Essentials for the Spine Specialist is a comprehensive textbook that details the complex MRI anatomy of the spine and the spectrum of pathological findings in patients with spinal disorders. Covering basic concepts such as the physics of MRI and normal MRI anatomy of the spine as well as advanced MRI techniques, this book will help clinicians develop a systematic approach to the accurate interpretation of spine MRI studies.Key Features: Region-specific and concept-specific chapters systematically covering what the spine specialist must masterAll chapters written by spine surgeons, interventional pain specialists, and radiologists, specifically for cliniciansMore than 450 MR images and 80 instructive illustrations to help readers visualize and clarify their understanding of the concepts presentedPractical and focused review of how other imaging modalities correlate with and complement MRICommon Clinical Questions with answers and detailed explanations in each chapterThis text will be an important resource for spine surgeons, interventional and non-interventional pain specialists, interventional radiologists, neurologists, sports medicine specialists, and any other physicians or allied health professionals with an interest in the management of patients with spinal disorders. It is also an excellent reference for diagnostic radiologists who interpret spine MRI studies and would like to gain a better understanding of the associated clinical aspects.

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Poor little worm meets some remarkable animals, all with a claim to fame: the toughest (gorilla), fastest (falcon), longest tongue (chameleon), and most intelligent (human), among many others. He returns home feeling weak and inadequate until he realises that making compost is one of the most important things in the world. Lavishly illustrated and with some intriguing detail, this is a funny, thoughtful tale with an environmental message and plenty of talking points about diversity and self-esteem.[b]Paul Fitzgerald is radical political cartoonist and activist known as Polyp. His work regularly appears in [i]New Internationalist magazine and he has published several books. [b]Eva Schlunke grew up off-grid in the Australian bush. She is a painter, illustrator, and prop builder. Both live and work in Manchester, United Kingdom.

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Written by leading hand surgeons from around the world, The Art of Microsurgical Hand Reconstruction is a visually detailed, content-rich atlas packed with all the step-by-step procedures surgeons need to successfully perform both tried-and-true and cutting-edge techniques in microsurgery of the upper extremity. This sophisticated atlas covers more than 50 specific procedures that beginning microsurgeons as well as more experienced surgeons will want to add to their arsenal to stay competitive in their practice.Key Features: Includes new concepts and innovative techniques, many of which are written by the originator of the procedure Stunningly detailed,side-by-side color photos and line drawings guide readers through each step in a procedureFree online access to 23 videos that demonstrate specific surgical procedures in the bookTakes a tissue-specific approach to upper extremity reconstructionProcedures emphasize:  Indications, Contraindications, Examination and Imaging, Relevant Anatomy, Pearls, Pitfalls, Surgical Technique, Outcomes, and VariationsThis detailed surgical atlas, with its sophisticated and comprehensive collection of procedures, is the modern clinical reference that hand surgeons will repeatedly refer to in the course of their clinical practice.

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Covering the science behind the diseasea comprehensive approach to modern caries managementThis systematic approach to modern caries management combines new, evidence-based treatment techniques with the scientific underpinnings of caries formationproviding an in-depth review for both clinicians in daily practice and students advancing in the field.Beginning with patho-anatomic changes in the dental hard tissues, Dental Caries: Science and Clinical Practice goes on to cover non-invasive, minimally invasive, and more aggressive interventions based on each stage of the disease. From microbiology and histology to visual, tactile and radiographic diagnosis, risk assessment, preventive measures, and tooth preservation and treatment strategies, the book is packed with valuable clinical information for all dental practitioners.Key Features:Succinctly covers the science behind the disease, with recommendations for treatments based on assessment starting at the microscopic level Written by a team of leading worldwide authorities on caries treatment and managementand utilizing the International Caries Detection and Assessment System (ICDAS) standard throughoutCovers the newest treatment techniques, including adhesion technology, fissure sealing and infiltration, caries removal, tooth-colored restorations, and more Demonstrates step-by-step caries procedures in striking, full-color illustrations of adult and pediatric cases Offers the newest thinking on early prevention and behavioral changes in oral health promotion, including the role of diet and nutrition, biofilm management, fluoride use, population-based approaches, and moreShifting to the new paradigm of heal and seal rather than the more invasive drill and fill, this beautifully illustrated text puts scientific principles into clinical action for the best results. It is an essential resource for a complete, proactive approach to caries detection, assessment, treatment, management, and prevention in contemporary dental practice.

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Updated and expanded to reflect current management strategies and new technologies, Decision Making in Spinal Care, Second Edition provides readers with focused guidance to every major topic in spine, with an emphasis on clinical decision making. Covering the most common spine problems, this new edition covers the spectrum of diagnoses seen in a typical spinal practice, from trauma injuries to metabolic and degenerative diseases to spinal deformities. Highlights of the Second Edition: Focuses on must-know information that significantly impacts clinical decisionsIncludes new spinal technologies in the Contemporary Topics section to keep readers currentContains more algorithms, figures, and diagrams to aid understanding and facilitate rapid management guidanceWritten by world-renowned spinal care expertsThis handy portable reference will enable residents, fellows, spine surgeons, and associated clinicians in orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery to quickly access the information they need to make the right decisions in treating typical spinal conditions.