A powerful response to the first edition, coupled with the immediate needs of orthopedic surgeons, plastic surgeons, hand surgeons, and microvascular surgeons, has paved the way for a second edition of K-Wiring: Principles and Techniques. The book has been revised to include a number of case scenarios as well as updated indications and techniques.
Several new, high-quality illustrations have been added, covering most of the most common and uncommon scenarios. Every reader of this book will be equipped to handle the full range of extremity fractures that can be treated using K-wires. Using both direct and indirect fixations, it demonstrates how K-wiring is done.
Video demonstrations of common orthopedic K-wire procedures have been added to assist and guide surgeons practically and visualize key procedures.
The chapters provide general principles along with clear concepts, a thorough understanding, and tips on how to carry out the procedures.
There have been new topics and images added to chapters on the hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, shoulder, and foot. The hand and wrist fracture chapters have had major revisions, with clinical examples for nearly every scenario.
In most chapters, K-wire is used to treat pediatric fractures.
A.C. Rex, MS (Ortho), DNB (Ortho), FRCS (Ed. ), FRCS (Tr & Ortho), MCh (Ortho), PhD, DSc (Ortho) is the Head of Department of Orthopedics at Rex Ortho Hospital in Coimbatore, India. A FRCS Orthopedist by training, he completed a MCh Orthopaedic degree from Liverpool University in the United Kingdom. His PhD and DSc were completed at Victoria Global University, Turks & Caicos Island. It also conducts annual advanced arthroplasty courses for junior consultants and offers various surgical training courses for junior consultants in trauma and arthroplasty. He was honored with the Best Doctor award from MGR Medical University. Past President of the Indian chapter of the Institute of Biomaterials, Tribocorrosion and Nanomedicine, Illinois, USA; Past Secretary of the Coimbatore Orthopedic Society; and Executive Member of the Tamil Nadu Orthopedic Association.