A Patient and Carer’s Guide To Bone Diseases and Fractures

by Godwin Iwegbu



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 01/01/0001

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 224
ISBN : 9781452026657

About the Book

Have you, your loved ones or friends ever had a bone problem? Have you ever wished that you knew a bit more about the nature of the problem? Well, anxiety arising from lack of knowledge of the nature of bone diseases creates more problem than the disease or injury itself. “A Patient and Carer’s Guide to Bone Diseases and Fractures” throws light on bone diseases and fractures in a language a non-medically educated person can understand. It takes the reader through the symptoms, signs, investigations and treatment of common bone diseases and fractures, avoiding or explaining medical jargon, and provides a basis for understanding the doctor’s management of your or your ward’s bone problem. It is based on Professor Iwegbu’s 36 years’ experience of treating patients with bone diseases and fractures. The theme is “understanding and coping with” bone problems, because the aim is to help the affected person cope through understanding the problem better. The book also touches upon alternative remedies for some bone problems, which orthodox orthopaedics shies away from. There is a glossary of medical terms in the last chapter.


“This is indeed a unique book. I have read a few medical pamphlets and help-yourself books written for the lay-person; none matches this book in content or clarity. I quite like the “understanding and coping with” theme of the book and particularly enjoyed the chapters on arthritis and osteoporosis. I strongly recommend this book to all who may have bone problems or a need to know more about them”. (Yasmin Jilla, London).


“As a mother of three young children, I was particularly interested in reading the chapter on children’s bone problems and was pleased by the simplicity of the presentation. I could never have imagined that medical problems could be made so easily understandable. This chapter alone is worth the price of the entire book” (Anna Umu, London).

About the Author

Professor Iwegbu has had a rich medical education and experience, which started in Nigeria, continued in Russia and culminated in the United Kingdom. He is a Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Glasgow and the British Orthopaedic Association.  He holds the Master of Orthopaedic Surgery degree of the University of Liverpool, has carried out research in many fields of orthopaedic surgery and published widely in respectable medical journals. He has written two books: Principles and Management of Acute Orthopaedic Trauma (1988; 2004) and Orthopaedic Diseases: Summary of Principles and Management (2006) and has taught generations of medical students and trainees in general and orthopaedic surgery, both in Nigeria and the United Kingdom. He is currently a practising orthopaedic and trauma surgeon at King George Hospital, Ilford and Queen’s Hospital, Romford, which were recently confered the title of University Hospitals. He was an examiner in the Professional, Linguistic and Assessments Board (PLAB) tests of the General Medical Council of the United Kingdom from 2002 to 2006 and has been a Performance Assessor in Surgery to the same Body since 1997.