This book is a simple case-by-case approach to the many different types of orthopaedic fractures. The book is being written for residents, registrars, newly qualified doctors and medical students, primarily targeted to those in the fields of diagnostic radiology, orthopaedic surgery and emergency medicine. There are a variety of texts that exist in these fields to assist in acquiring knowledge; however, there lacks a text that provides simple images and explanations from which a fundamental base of skeletal trauma can be formed. Some of the standard textbooks are still too advanced and lack the basic knowledge. This book is divided into sections by anatomic location, each containing a number of cases presented as unknowns. A standard template is utilised for each case, including a brief clinical description, physical examination, followed by radiological images. The reader is then asked to interpret the plain films given. Several questions are then asked, including the most likely diagnosis and followed by brief discussions on radiological findings (with appropriate annotated images, as necessary) and clinical management. Finally, the case is concluded with a summary of key points. With this format readers can test their knowledge on important orthopaedic fractures as seen on a plain film. Furthermore, they can integrate this information with the standard clinical management involved with that specific disease entity.
Dr S Gupta MB BCh BAO Resident, Diagnostic Radiology, St Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center of New York, New York Medical College, New York, USA, Dr A Diwan MD Resident, Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Combined Orthopedic Surgery Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA, Dr RW Perone MD Associate Professor, Program Director and Associate Chairman of Radiology, St Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center of New York, New York Medical College, New York, USA, Dr R Malcolm Smith MB ChB FRCS (Glas) FRCS MD FMGEMS Chief Orthopedic Trauma Service, Harvard Combined Orthopedic Surgery Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA, Dr C Wenokor MD Assistant Professor, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School, Dept of Radiology, Newark, NewJersey, USA