Edited by Ashley Blom, David Warwick and Michael Whitehouse
Published December 17 by CRC Press
There is always a demand for a good general orthopaedics book that will be of use to both a specialist and a generalist such as a GP. This book fits neatly into this category and is now in a very mature 10th edition, it is British and is very up to meeting the demands of the modern healthcare professional. In fact, it is written in such a way that it would appeal to a wide range of health care professionals. It is very suitable for trainee and established orthopaedic surgeons, GP and musculoskeletal professionals. In fact, it provides a suitable knowledge base for an impressively wide audience which is a tribute to how well written the book is and the appropriate depth it covers.
As a GP, I found this an excellent, informative and relevant textbook which can be used as a one stop reference source or simply dipped into to read up on specific topics. From my perspective this book was ideal for both. Equally important, the clarity of writing and the explanations were easy to read and understand. In addition, there were plenty of relevant and high-quality illustrations which often would amplify the points made in the text. Trauma is covered in good detail as well as general orthopaedic disorders and this is a good solid up to date book. Physically it is also solid, with good hardback covers that encase, just over a 1000 pages.
It also comes with an e-edition that can be viewed on a website as well as used as an app on a smartphone or tablet. It is easy to use and does not require much technical skill to utilise and to have this kind of content on the move is a huge plus. The only downside is that this book (the physical book and electronic version) is not cheap but quality never comes cheap (at the time of writing it is cheaper to buy from the publisher than the recommended price on the publisher’s website). If you need a British and uptodate general orthopaedics textbook, it is certainly worth a good look.
Dr Harry Brown