Preface

The eighth edition of Rockwood & Wilkins' Fractures in Children has new editors with our promotion from associate editors of the seventh edition. We are grateful to Drs. Jim Beaty and Jim Kasser for trusting us with carrying on their tradition of excellence. Jim and Jim have been great mentors and we are indebted. All texts are dependent on the outstanding contributions of the authors. This edition is no exception. All of the chapters have up-to-date information on techniques, treatment options, clinical outcomes, and the basic science information that guides care. 
This edition has further expanded our electronic and visual content. Both the print and improved electronic versions are available. We have added a video section of operative cases for quick reference and visual-based learning. We reorganized the chapters and added new ones to make the book more clinical and in depth. We updated the illustrations and added more color clinical and surgical photographs to ease your learning. Our goal is to keep pace with the rapid changes around us in how we all receive and process information. 
We hope this edition continues the excellent work started by Drs. Rockwood, Wilkins, and King, carried on by Drs. Beaty and Kasser, and now under our stewardship. Our goal is to help you provide better and safer care for your patients with pediatric musculoskeletal injuries.