This third edition represents a substantial revision of the second, with additional topics, material and illustrations. Aimed mainly at general and orthopaedic surgeons in Residency Training, the text provides learning and practical/revision topics for practising orthopaedic surgeons, general practitioners, radiologists, medical students, orthopaedic nurses, physiotherapists, radiographers and plaster technicians.
This is what Professor Chris Bulstrode of Oxford thought of the 2nd edition (2004): "This book is ideal for a medical student. The writing is crystal clear, the content comprehensive but not excessive and the price really low. It also covers an area rarely touched on in other books, orthopaedics and trauma in the third world. This is a huge subject but has many simple principles which have been forgotten in the first world. If you are going on an elective or are planning to work in the third world in ANY branch of medicine you would be wise to have this book on your shelf. Enjoy"
And this is what Dr Stephen Fox, a former orthopaedic resident in England, thought of the same edition: "Principles and Management of Acute Orthopaedic Trauma" provides a concise and practical coverage of orthopaedic medicine. Starting at basics for the medical undergraduate, the text explains basic anatomy and physiology and the principles of sound orthopaedic management. The latter section of the book (Parts III, IV and V) explores the challenging treatment decisions in day-to-day orthopaedic trauma management. Few books present these treatment options in such a pragmatic and unbiased manner. I can thoroughly recommend this book to all concerned in the management of acute orthopaedic trauma".