Pocketbook of Orthopaedics and Fractures


  • Ronald McRae, FRCS(Eng, Glas), FChS(Hon), AIMBI, Fellow of the British Orthopaedic Association, Formerly Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Southern General Hospital, Glasgow, UK

Written by a leader in the field, the revised 2nd Edition of this outstanding, practical handbook concisely and clearly discusses the key aspects of orthopaedic theory, examination and fracture treatment for quick consultation in the clinical setting. Abundant illustrations - drawn by the author - complement the text superbly to help you understand concepts and techniques easily.
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3rd & 4th year Medical Students, Residents, Orthopaedics


Book information

  • Published: March 2006
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-10273-8

Table of Contents


1. General principles

2. Segmental and peripheral nerves

3. The cervical spine

4. The shoulder

5. The elbow

6. The wrist

7. The hand

8. The thoracic and lumbar spine

9. The hip

10. The knee

11. The tibia

12. The ankle

13. The foot


14. Fractures: basic terminology

15. The diagnosis of fractures and the principles of treatment

16. Closed reduction and fixation of fractures

17. Open fractures/gunshot wounds/internal fixation

18. Fracture healing/complications/pathological fractures

19. Regional injuries: the shoulder girdle and humerus

20. Regional injuries: the elbow

21. Regional injuries: the forearm bones

22. Regional injuries: the wrist and hand

23. Regional injuries: the spine

24. Regional injuries: fractures of the pelvis, hip and femoral neck

25. Regional injuries: fractures of the femur and injuries about the knee

26. Regional injuries: fractures of the tibia

27. Regional injuries: the ankle

28. Regional injuries: the foot

29. The fracture clinic

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