Chapter 47. Fractures and Dislocations

  1. Joe J. Tjandra MBBS, MD, FRACS, FRCS(Eng), FRCPS, FASCRS1,
  2. Gordon J.A. Clunie MB, ChB, ChM, DSc, FRCS(Eng, Edin), FRACS2,
  3. Andrew H. Kaye MBBS, MD, FRACS3 and
  4. Julian A. Smith MBBS, MS, FRACS, FACS4
  1. Peter Choong

Published Online: 21 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757819.ch47

Textbook of Surgery, Third Edition

Textbook of Surgery, Third Edition

How to Cite

Choong, P. (2006) Fractures and Dislocations, in Textbook of Surgery, Third Edition (eds J. J. Tjandra, G. J.A. Clunie, A. H. Kaye and J. A. Smith), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470757819.ch47

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Colorectal Surgeon and Surgical Oncologist, Associate Professor of Surgery, Royal Melbourne Hospital and Epworth Hospital, University of Melbourne

  2. 2

    Emeritus Professor of Surgery, University of Melbourne

  3. 3

    James Stewart Professor of Surgery and Head of Department of Surgery The University of Melbourne, The Royal Melbourne Hospital Director of Neurosurgery and Director, The Melbourne Neuroscience Centre The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

  4. 4

    Professor of Surgery, Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Monash Medical Centre, Monash University

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405126274

Online ISBN: 9780470757819



  • fractures;
  • dislocations;
  • bone scan;
  • splintage;
  • haemorrhage


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Fractures

  • Definitions

  • Classifications of fractures

  • Types of fractures

  • Clinical presentation

  • Investigations

  • Treatment

  • Fracture immobilisation

  • Outcome

  • Complications

  • Late complications

  • Rehabilitation

  • Dislocations

  • Definition

  • Clinical presentation

  • Investigations

  • Treatment

  • Immobilisation

  • Physiotherapy

  • Complications

  • MCQs