© 2011

Essentials of Orthopedic Surgery

  • Sam W. Wiesel
  • John N. Delahay
  • Convenient study source for medical students

  • Good clinical reference for young surgeons, residents, nurses, and physician assistants

  • Multiple-choice questions similar to those on the boards are included


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Francis X. McGuigan
    Pages 35-73
  3. Mark W. Zawadsky, Steven C. Scherping Jr
    Pages 75-97
  4. Martin M. Malawer, Kristen L. Kellar-Graney
    Pages 99-171
  5. John N. Delahay, William C. Lauerman
    Pages 173-251
  6. John J. Klimkiewicz
    Pages 253-269
  7. William C. Lauerman, Steven C. Scherping Jr, Sam W. Wiesel
    Pages 271-322
  8. Brent B. Wiesel, Raymond M. Carroll
    Pages 323-351
  9. Scott G. Edwards, Brent B. Wiesel
    Pages 353-373
  10. Scott G. Edwards
    Pages 375-399
  11. Brian G. Evans, Mark W. Zawadsky
    Pages 401-434
  12. Brian G. Evans, Mark W. Zawadsky
    Pages 435-449
  13. Paul S. Cooper
    Pages 451-482
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 483-522

About this book


Wiesel and Delahay’s Essentials of Orthopedic Surgery, now in its fourth edition, is an ideal reference for students of the musculoskeletal system. Through its many photographs and illustrations, concise text, consistent format and breadth of scope, this book guides its readers through the basics of orthopedic surgery and common orthopedic disorders in adults and children. This edition has been completely updated with current clinical information and each chapter is focused on decision making, including algorithms based on standards and guidelines to help readers formulate both diagnostic and treatment plans. Essentials of Orthopedic Surgery, Fourth Edition is a perfect book for young surgeons, residents, students, nurses, and physician assistants to learn or review key topics in orthopedic surgery.


Orthopedic Orthopedic diagnosis Orthopedic infection Orthopedic injury Orthopedic surgery Orthopedic trauma Sports medicine

Editors and affiliations

  • Sam W. Wiesel
    • 1
  • John N. Delahay
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryGeorgetown University Medical CenterWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryGeorgetown University Medical CenterWashingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Essentials of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Editors Sam W. Wiesel
    John N. Delahay
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4419-1388-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4419-1389-0
  • Edition Number 4
  • Number of Pages XII, 522
  • Number of Illustrations 129 b/w illustrations, 32 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Originally published by W.B. Saunders 1993, 1997
  • Topics Surgical Orthopedics
    Sports Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals


From the reviews of the fourth edition:

“This textbook is clear, concise, and very well written by Dr. Sam Wiesel and colleagues. It is very well suited to benefit all readers with an interest in the medical, surgical field of Orthopaedic Surgery. Ample illustrations accompany the text with helpful conclusions at the end of each chapter hinting at good outcomes for patients. I am happy to rec. the book to medical students, residents, and fellows.” (Joseph J. Grenier,, February, 2014)

“This is the fourth edition of a summary of all aspects of orthopedic surgery, including the basic science, trauma, arthritis, tumors, sports medicine, and pediatrics. … The audience includes medical students, residents, family practitioners, emergency room physicians, and all other physicians involved in treating patients with musculoskeletal problems. … This is an outstanding publication for medical students and residents in all specialties related to the musculoskeletal system. … provide a summary of all musculoskeletal disorders. It is very well written with good quality illustrations.” (Riad Barmada, Doody’s Review Service, January, 2011)