By: 7 January 2015
The biology and biometrics of the musculoskeletal system

The biology and biometrics of the musculoskeletal system

Orthopaedic Basic Science gives you a more in-depth understanding of the biology and biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system as they relate to clinical practice.

The book comes in at 544 pages and is divided into sections covering: basic principles of orthopaedic surgery; physiology of musculoskeletal tissues; basic principles of treatment; and clinical sciences. Each section is subsequently subdivided into chapters to cover all relevant topics.

I found the diagrams included to be particularly useful in explaining difficult concepts such as the stress–strain curve, blood supply to flexor tendons, etc.

This text was produced to serve as a reference for the practising orthopaedic surgeon.

This book is recommended to build up full understanding of the basic sciences in orthopaedics.

Orthopaedic basic science: Foundations of clinical practice (fourth edition) Editors: Regis J. O’Keefe, Joshua J. Jabobs, Constance R. Chu & Thomas A. Einhorn

Publisher: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons with support from the Orthopaedic Research Society

Price: $279

ISBN: 978-0-8920384-3-5