Orthopaedic Basic Science: Foundations of Clinical Practice

Orthopaedic Basic Science: Foundations of Clinical Practice
  • 4th Ed.
  • 2013
  • © American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Constance R. Chu MD; Joshua J. Jacobs MD; Regis J. O'Keefe MD, PhD; Thomas A. Einhorn MD
  • ISBN 13: 978-0-89203-360-7 / ISBN-10: 0-89203-843-8


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Build your Foundation of Basic Science – from Research to Clinical Application A great tool for MOC preparation! A 'must have' for residency!

The new, fourth edition of Orthopaedic Basic Science, developed in partnership with the Orthopaedic Research Society, is your concise, and clinically-relevant resource for the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions.

This completely rewritten edition explains the functions and limitations of the science behind the decisions, treatments, and procedures you perform in your practice every day. Use it to build and reinforce your foundation of knowledge; apply these advances to your decision-making in the clinic and the OR.

The new Clinical Science section covers ethics in research, evidence-based medicine, decision analysis and more.

Section include:

• Basic Principles of Orthopaedic Surgery
• Physiology of Musculoskeletal Tissues
• Basic Principles and Treatment of Musculoskeletal Disease
• New! Clinical Science


Doody's Reviews

Doody's Core Titles (DCT)
Score: 93/100
4/5 Stars
Specialty Score: 2.8 Health Sciences - Orthopedics

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"This fourth edition thoroughly reviews the most relevant and important advances in musculoskeletal issues. This timely work is a must have for all medical science libraries around the world. Orthopedists and their trainees are advised to read this book if they hope to offer their patients the best possible care. In a more practical vein, the book improves one's chances of succeeding on required orthopedic examinations."

-- Edward Abraham, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)Doody's Revie

"This is an excellent overview of orthopaedic basic science. It is well written by authors selected for their expertise."

-- Mark H. Gonzale MD, M.Eng. (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)- Doody's Review - previous edition



Although targeted at practicing orthopedic surgeons, the book is extremely useful for orthopedic surgeons, residents, and medical students alike. It also has a wealth of information that may be useful for allied health professionals as well.


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