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Best books on orthopaedics: a personal choice

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 21 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:201
  1. C M Court Brown

    Orthopaedic surgery is awash with books. One of the major medical book suppliers lists 532 available texts, 87.3% of which have been published since 1990. This situation has arisen largely because of rapid subspecialisation. One of the main problems in modern orthopaedics is that many surgeons want to be specialists, and this is reflected in the increasing numbers of esoteric specialist books and the decreasing numbers of books on “general” orthopaedic surgery.

    Books for generalists

    ** Turek's Orthopedics: Principles and their Application. 5th edn. Eds S Weinstein, J Buckwalter. (£95.) Lippincott, 1994. ISBN 0-397-50692-9

    *** Campbell's Operative Orthopedics. 8th edn. Ed A H Crenshaw. (£393.) Mosby/Year Book, 1992. ISBN 0-8016-1096-6

    ** Atlas of Orthopaedic Surgical Approaches. Eds C L Colton, A J Hall. (£25.) Butterworth Heinemann, 1991. ISBN 0-7506-1702-0

    *** Standard Orthopaedic Operations. 4th edn. J Crawford Adams. (£80.) Churchill Livingstone, 1992. ISBN 0-443-03232-7

    ** Children's Orthopaedics and Fractures. Eds M K D Benson, J A Fixen, M F Macnicol. (£75.) Churchill Livingstone, 1994. ISBN 0-443-04372-8

    *** Rockwood and Green's Fractures in Adults. 3rd edn. Eds C A Rockwood, D A Green, R W Bucholz. (£292.) Lippincott, 1991. ISBN 0-397-50975-8

    * Skeletal Trauma. Eds B D Browner, J …

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