By: 7 May 2014

Orth emergenciesThis book is published by Oxford University Press in 2012, and edited by a group of orthopaedic surgeons from North America.

It is directed to any doctor or practioner who deals with acute trauma, allowing them instant access to evidence-based knowledge with tricks-of-the-trade advice from specialists.
The book is intended to be a rapid reference to initial management of orthopaedic injuries including reduction, casting techniques, and when and how to refer for specialist orthopaedic opinion. It helps to provide guidance on who can be treated as outpatients and who requires urgent orthopaedic consultation.
Contents include:

  • Basic techniques
  • Upper extremity injuries
  • Lower extremity injuries
  • Pelvic injuries
  • Spine injuries
  • Orthopaedic emergencies
  • Analgesia
  • Orthopaedic procedures

It is a small pocket-size book of 384 pages and would be a great item in the library of Accident and Emergency and General Practioners’ rooms. It is well written and illustrated, efficient and easy to use.