This volume covers assessment & treatment of upper & lower extremity trauma. It includes minor trauma (arterial & venous trauma, soft tissue, muscle & nerve trauma) & major trauma (fractures & dislocations), as well as traumatic amputations. This treatise is an attempt to succinctly address the diagnosis of these injuries & discuss contemporary treatment rationale. The material presented should be of value to family practitioners, emergency physicians, general surgeons, & all ancillary medical personnel who are involved in the initial care, transport. & treatment of extremity injuries. Prompt diagnosis & emergent treatment of extremity trauma is crucial to the outcome. It is important to recognize the potential for associated complications & pitfalls in diagnosis. In this regard occult and/or frequently missed injuries are noted in each section. Treatment of open fractures & the rarely detection of neurovascular injury & compartment syndrome are addressed in separate chaptersKennedy, J. is the author of 'Extremity Trauma' with ISBN 9780865774209 and ISBN 086577420X.