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1st Edition

Trauma Vivas for the FRCS
A Case-Based Approach

ISBN 9781498780971
Published November 21, 2017 by CRC Press
243 Pages 92 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This new book is targeted at higher trainees in orthopaedic surgery preparing for the second part of the FRCS (Tr & Orth) exam. The exam involves a set of vivas during which a range of topics is discussed, the aim being to demonstrate trauma safety and competence rather than trauma expertise. Examiners may use props such as models, clinical pictures, clinical studies, and x-rays to introduce topics and initiate discussion. This book uses a similar model to allow the candidate to practise key topics for discussion with common presentations and histories, and high quality x-rays. The book lends itself to individual and small group learning as trainees prepare for their examinations.

Table of Contents

General principles. ATLS. Polytrauma. Amputation/mangled extremity. Compartment syndrome. Lag screw principles and AO fixation principles. Plating mechanisms. Non-accidental injury. Pathological fracture. Periprosthetic fracture. Upper Limb. Clavicle fracture displaced. Shoulder dislocation. Proximal humerus fracture – non-operative. Proximal humerus fracture – operative. Humerus diaphysis fracture. Humerus fracture non-union. Monteggia. Galeazzi. Elbow dislocation. Terrible triad injury. Distal humerus fracture fix. Distal humerus fracture replace. Both bone forearm fracture. Distal radius fracture – options. Distal radius fracture ex-fix. DRUJ instability. Lower Limb. Extracapsular hip fracture. Extracapsular hip fracture – young patient. Intracapsular hip fracture. Intracapsular# young pt for THR. Acetabular fracture-intraarticular pipkin fracture. Pelvis fracture. Extracapsular hip fracture with TKR below. Subtrochanteric fracture. Femoral fracture. Tibial plateau fracture. Knee dislocation/ligamentous injury. Closed Ttibial diaphyseal fracture. Tibial plafond fracture. Talar neck fracture. Bimalleolar ankle fracture. Weber C ankle fracture. Calcaneal fracture. Infected ankle ORIF. Lis Franc Injury. Lumbar fracture. Open tibial diaphyseal fracture. Spinal injury. Cervical fracture.

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Raymond Anakwe MB ChB, MRCS Ed, DMCC, FRCS Ed(Tr&Orth) is a military and fellowship-trained trauma and orthopaedic surgeon working as a consultant at St Mary’s Hospital in London. He has published widely in trauma surgery and elective orthopaedics and has presented at international conferences all over the world. He is a surgical trainer and is responsible for medical education for junior surgeons at Imperial College Hospital Trust. Anakwe has a special interest in surgery of the hand, wrist and elbow, as well as trauma care developed during his training in the Edinburgh trauma unit and over his twenty-year experience in the British Army with tours in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kosovo. He has a diploma in the medical care of catastrophes and previously won the highly sought-after Winston Churchill Fellowship, visiting major trauma centres throughout the United States, as well as being awarded a British Orthopaedic Association travelling fellowship to visit and work at the renowned Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Johannesburg.

Scott Middleton is an MB ChB graduate from the University of Edinburgh is a trauma and orthopaedic registrar at the Edinburgh Orthopaedic Trauma Unit and a Surgical Education Fellow at the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in London. He is widely published in the orthopaedic literature and reviews articles for the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). He has previously worked on similar projects in his role as the director of medical publishing for EduSurg, creating ‘’, a highly successful website aimed at trainees about to sit the MRCS part B. Middleton is also a quality improvement trainee associate at NHS Education for Scotland, as well as a clinical tutor associate at the University of Edinburgh.