Key Features

  • New edition of an internationally respected and successful textbook of orthopaedics.
  • Gives succinct practical guidance on examination of the limbs and spine - especially useful for exam candidates.
  • Provides up-to-date surgical therapies as well as conservative treatment options for orthopaedic conditions.
  • Highly praised by reviewers for its clear and lucid text, and for its logical classification of orthopaedic conditions.

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


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© 2010
Churchill Livingstone
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About the authors

David Hamblen

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Glasgow, Visiting Professor, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

Hamish Simpson

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Orthopaedics and Trauma, University of Edinburgh, UK