Following on from the highly successful first edition, published in 2006, the second edition of Basic Orthopaedic Sciences has been fully updated and revised, with every chapter rewritten to reflect the latest research and practice. The book encompasses all aspects of musculoskeletal basic sciences that are relevant to the practice of orthopaedics and that are featured and assessed in higher specialty exams. While its emphasis is on revision, the book contains enough information to serve as a concise textbook, making it an invaluable guide for all trainees in orthopaedics and trauma preparing for the FRCS (Tr & Orth) as well as for surgeons at MRCS level, and other clinicians seeking an authoritative guide.
The book helps the reader understand the science that underpins the clinical practice of orthopaedics, an often neglected area in orthopaedic training, achieving a balance between readability and comprehensive detail. Topics covered include biomechanics, biomaterials, cell & microbiology, histology, structure & function, immunology, pharmacology, statistics, physics of imaging techniques, and kinesiology.
Table of Contents
Statistics. Genetics. Skeletal embryology. Orthopaedic pharmacology. Inflammation and infection .Imaging techniques .Orthopaedic oncology. Ligament and tendon. Meniscus. Articular cartilage. Nerve. Skeletal muscle. Basics of bone. Bone injury, healing and grafting. Intervertebral disc. Basic concepts in biomechanics. Biomaterial behaviour. Biomaterials. Hip biomechanics. Knee biomechanics. Spine biomechanics. Shoulder and elbow biomechanics. Biomechanics of the wrist and hand. Biomechanics of the foot and ankle. Friction, corrosion, lubrication and wear. Gait. Prosthetics. Orthotics. Inside the operating theatre.
Manoj Ramachandran MBBS(Hons) MRCS(Eng) FRCS(Tr&Orth), Consultant Paediatric & Young Adult Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon, Barts NHS Trust, London, UK
Deborah Eastwood, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon; Dishen Singh, Consultant Foot & Ankle Surgeon; John Skinner, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, RNOH, Stanmore UK
Praise for the previous edition:
"This book is very well edited, and has proven to be an invaluable book in many orthopaedic libraries. It has been recommended by many candidates as a useful tool for the FRCS exam, making it the gold standard and the bible in basic orthopaedic sciences revision."
—Orthopaedic Product News