Adams's Outline of Orthopaedics


  • David Hamblen, PhD, DSc, FRCS(Edinburgh, England, Glasgow), Emeritus Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Glasgow, Visiting Professor, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
  • Hamish Simpson, DM(Oxon), FRCS(Ed & England), Professor of Orthopaedics and Trauma, University of Edinburgh, UK

This extensively revised and redesigned edition of Adams's classic textbook on orthopaedics celebrates its 50th year in print. Renown for its clear, comprehensive and concise account of the subject the book will appeal to undergraduate, postgraduate and trainee surgeons alike.
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Medical students and residents.


Book information

  • Published: September 2009
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-3060-4

Table of Contents


Part 1 Principles of diagnosis and treatment.

1. Clinical methods of history taking and examination
2. Imaging for orthopaedics
3. Other investigation techniques
4. Treatment of orthopaedic disorders

Part 2 General survey of orthopaedic disorders

5. Deformities and congenital disorders
6. General affections of the skeleton
7. Infections of bone and joints
8. Bone tumours and other local conditions
9. Arthritis and other joint disorders
10. Soft tissue tumours and other diseases
11. Neurological disorders

Part 3 Regional orthopaedics

12. Neck and cervical spine
13. Trunk and spine
14. The shoulder region
15. The upper arm and elbow
16. The forearm, wrist, and hand
17. The hip region
18. The thigh and knee
19. The leg, ankle, and foot