By: 5 August 2014
Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery

This is a major comprehensive reference on operative surgical techniques in trauma and orthopaedic surgery; written by international experts from around the world, with expertise and experience in the discipline.

The book comes in 5,336 pages divided into four hard cover volumes, with full online access to all chapters via Inkling library. It is also available in Kindle edition.

The test is divided into nine major topics: Adult Reconstruction, Foot & Ankle, Hand & Wrist, Forearm, Oncology, Paediatrics, Shoulder & Elbow, Sports Medicine, Spine, and Pelvis & lower extremity trauma.

Each chapter takes you through step-by-step approaches to clinical problems including: definition, anatomy, clinical examination, pathogenesis, natural history, diagnostic studies and differential diagnosis. It also provides thorough explanation of how to select the best treatment by understanding the non-operative and operative options. At the end of each chapter, tips, pearls and pitfalls are given on how to avoid complications and what outcomes to expect. It really has everything you need to know.

The purpose of the book is to detail the technical steps involved in each operation in a step-by-step manner, simply, a ‘how to do it’ approach. Reading through the volumes, it becomes obvious that the editors and authors have undertaken a tremendous amount of work to carefully write each procedure.
The book is very easy to read, and rich with tables, intraoperative photographs and drawings to demonstrate how to perform each technique. Bullet points have been generously utilised to give clear explanation. The materials have been carefully selected to ensure contents are suitable for trainees and practising surgeons.

We feel this is a must-have textbook for trainees to have at an early stage throughout surgical training and independent advanced orthopaedic practice.