Details about Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics
Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics is the fourth that has been written and edited by the staff of the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. As we research and reevaluate each chapter, we are usually surprised to see how many things have changed between editions. For example, in recent years we have seen considerable growth in the knowledge and practice in the field of pediatric sports subspecialization. In recognition of this growth, we have added a new chapter dedicated to pediatric and adolescent sports conditions, which includes the most recent developments in the management of concussion. In the scoliosis chapter, exciting new information about the rapidly evolving management of early onset scoliosis has been added, including important nonoperative measures such as serial casting and bracing, as well as the use of tethering. The field of genetics is continually expanding, and genetics-related content, which appears in many of our chapters, has been updated to reflect current understanding.