Volume 48, Issue 2, Book review
PELVIC AND ACETABULAR TRAUMA
Professor Predrag Grubor, an author of a large number of publications, has allowed his intellect to publish another book that will be a part of the national scientific and professional heritage created in the Republic of Srpska, which, like some of his other works, may become a part of the international scientific and professional heritage. His latest book in Serbian language, Pelvic and Acetabular Trauma, represents a significant event in a medical journalism. His precise and concise style attracts the reader to continue reading, providing a sense of enrichment with knowledge that is already known or arises from the author’s experience.
It is written on 144 pages, in manuscript. Illustrations are instructive, whereby photographs of patients are a part of a collection of series of patient that the author himself treated. They are well incorporated in the text of the book.
The chapter on the treatment of pelvic fracture is further enriched by the display of its original results in the treatment of patients. It is here where his creativity becomes prominent, which will certainly be of great benefit to many readers of this work in terms of applying the same methodology and technology.
In a special chapter, he depicted surgical approaches to pelvis and acetabulum, enabling specialists to have all the knowledge in one place, and in urgent cases such as the most common fractures of the pelvis and acetabulum, and they can find everything in this concise book without the need to look for other literature.
In the chapter on acetabular fractures are also shown diagnostic methods, clinical picture and classifications that are most commonly accepted today. The treatment of acetabulum fractures and surgical procedures are depicted. It presents the most advanced principles and displays the results of the original work. Particular attention is paid to the infection and thromboembolic complications as the most serious complications. Since acetabular fractures often lead to osteoarthritis, it analyzes the fractures of acetabulum in the context of hip endoprosthesis as one of the modern exits from the difficult situation for the patient.
At the end of the publication, he gave a rich index as well. The references at the end of this book are a source of classical and even more contemporary knowledge that can be used by readers for their own purposes.
Prof. Milorad Mitković