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Orthopedic Traumatology — A Resident’s Guide

  • Talking about important basic orthopedic trauma principles in a very concise manner

  • Touching on common fractures seen daily by orthopedic surgeons as well as rarer scenarios that the resident may be asked in exams

  • Organization in note format facilitates revision before board exams

  • Many illustrations include x-rays, clinical photos, and schematic diagrams


Table of contents

About this book


From the reviews:

In a very concise and extremely well organized manner "Orthopedic Traumatology" discusses the important principles underlying the management of orthopedic trauma, which has undergone significant changes recently. The book will benefit residents in orthopedics as well as orthopedic surgeons in developed and developing countries. The book’s structure facilitates review of the material before board exams and the quick retrieval of information.

"Dr. Ip’s … book is aimed at doctors in training and, where appropriate, paramedical staff who regularly deal with trauma victims. With relevance to the UK, this will mainly mean FY2, ST1, and ST2 doctors. … It is written in the style of a thesis, with nearly every paragraph numbered and subdivided so that a detailed index is given at the beginning of each chapter. … It scored well in terms of portability and relevance of topics … ." (Bill Ryan, Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons, Vol. 89, 2007)


Fractures Orthopedic surgery Principles Trauma emergency bone emergency fixation fracture nursing orthopedics physiotherapy rehabilitation surgery trauma traumatology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.American Biographical Institute Research AssociationUSA
  2. 2.International Biographical CentreCambridge
  3. 3.Dept. of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Pamela Youde NethersoleEastern HospitalHong Kong

About the authors

Dr. David Ip is a fellow of various professional organizations including the Royal College of Surgeons and the Hong Kong College of Orthopedic Surgeons, a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and the winner of multiple international awards including the World Lifetime Achievement Award, Man of the Year Award, 21st Century Award for Achievement.

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From the reviews:

"This book is conceived as a student’s course : it yields a schematic approach to all the facets of skeletal trauma. Pearls and tips draw the attention to useful details. … The index includes 18 pages : this means that information can be immediately found in case of emergency. Last but not least : this book is an ideal preparation to board exams." (M. Hoogmartens, Acta Orthopaedica Belgica, Vol. 72 (4), 2006)

"This slightly more than 500-page pocket-size book in outline format introduces the reader to and provides an overview of current concepts in orthopaedic trauma. It will be most widely used by residents in their early years of training … . this book valuable as a quick reference, review, or introduction to fracture care … . This second handbook should be welcomed, since it will act as a stimulus for the evolution and improvement of both books in future editions." (J. Lawrence Marsh, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 2007)

"This book aims to give a complete and global view on orthopaedic trauma. As indicated in the title it is written for orthopaedic residents but it will be also useful for all medical and paramedical people involved in this discipline. It is easy to read. … This book should be the bedside reading of all residents." (Pierre Kehr and Didier Mainard, European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Vol. 19, 2009)