Orthopaedic Knowledge Update

Orthopaedic Knowledge Update
  • 11th Ed.
  • 2014
  • © American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Lisa K. Cannada MD
  • ISBN-10: 0-89203-865-9 / ISBN-13: 978-0-89203-865-7
  • eISBN-13: 978-1-62552-258-0
  • Orthopedics/Orthopaedics, Point of Care


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The most important knowledge for orthopaedic surgeons in training or in practice!

Every three years, OKU condenses the most critical issues and developments shaping orthopaedic medicine at the moment: the latest advances in clinical thinking, controversial topics and trends, clinical guidelines and best practices, and objective reviews of the most relevant literature across all specialties.

New topics in this edition include professionalism and ethics; medical issues for the athlete; geriatric patient care; disease footprints in high-tech genomics, proteomics and metabolomics; soft-tissue coverage options for open fractures and complications of open fractures; musculoskeletal oncology; traumatic bone loss; and vertebral compression fractures.

Access the latest research on metal-on-metal hip replacement, platelet-rich plasma therapy, SLAP lesions of the shoulder, and more. Extensive annotated references and key study points at the end of each chapter help you review and retain the information. High quality images, illustrations and a bonus DVD-video bring key concepts and procedures to life.

Supported by clinical research, informed by practical experience, and rigorously edited, OKU 11 is the most relevant and up-to-date resource in orthopaedic patient care today. Find all new content from the top minds in orthopaedics, the latest research compiled and peer reviewed, and knowledge on demand, designed for each access and use.


  • • Daily practice—enhance patient care with current clinical thinking and best practices, supported by the latest evidence
  • • Ongoing learning—the most efficient way to access and absorb a vast amount of new information
  • • Maintenance of Certification (MOC)—prepare with confidence using key study points and testable facts at the end of each chapter
  • • Complete and submit the OKU 11 Scored and Recorded Self-Assessment Examination (SAE) after purchasing OKU 11 and earn a maximum of up to 70 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Combine Orthopaedic Knowledge Update with Tarascon Pocket Orthopaedica companion title for an indispensable ready reference duo at point of care.


Doody's Reviews

Doody's Core Titles (DCT)
Score: 86/100
3/5 Stars
Specialty Score: 2.87 Health Sciences - Orthopedics

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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"OKU remains the first line review for virtually all orthopedic surgeons and residents. This update not only maintains the standards of the previous 10 OKUs, but continues on the path of improving the delivery of information."

-- Mark Hutchinson, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine) Doody's Review

"Because of the frequency of publication, OKU 10 has the advantage of more recent editing and a focus on the latest information and accepted principles. "I think it is the single most important publication for orthopaedic surgeons in training or in practice."

-- Dr. Flynn, MD (Editor OKU 10) - Doody's Review - previous edition

"In the tradition of previous Orthopaedic Knowledge Updates, this one is an outstanding reference on general orthopedics that will be a great help to residents in training for review of the most recent concepts in the management of orthopedic disorders."

--Riad Barmada, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)



OKU has become the core reference for residents in training as a source of fundamental broad knowledge in preparation for in-training and boards. All practicing orthopedic surgeons will find it a great source of current general orthopedic knowledge to assure they are ready for their next required maintenance of certification or recertification examination.


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