Orthopaedics and Trauma for Medical Students and Junior Residents
About the Book
I decided to write this book because I am aware that the curriculum of most universities hardly provides for meaningful teaching or learning of orthopaedics at the undergraduate level. It is directed at Medical Students and Junior Surgical and Orthopaedic Residents, who may not have had the opportunity to learn a lot of orthopaedics during their brief introduction to the specialty in the medical school and who may not wish to specialize in orthopaedics but are, nevertheless, required to take care of patients with orthopaedic problems on orthopaedic and non-orthopaedic wards and clinics. The book covers bone diseases and trauma in Four Parts. Part I deals with the basic sciences as applied to orthopaedics. Part II discusses the pathology, diagnosis and treatment of the major groups of bone diseases, including arthritis, metabolic bone diseases, bone and joint infections, congenital abnormalities, bone tumours and back pain. Part III discusses the general principles of diagnosis and treatment of fractures and gives a regional survey of individual fractures of the upper and lower limbs, spine and pelvis. Part IV summarizes sickle-cell disease as it affects the skeleton as well as a mixed bag of less well-known orthopaedic diseases. The contents are based on three previous volumes: Principles and Management of Acute Orthopaedic Trauma (1988; 2004) and Orthopaedic Diseases: Summary of Principles and Management (2006) and A Patient and Carer’s Guide to Bone Diseases and Fractures (2010 . I believe that nurses, physiotherapists and radiographers will also find the book useful.
About the Author
I am currently an International Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Delta State University Teaching Hospital, Oghara, Nigeria, on a special Delta State Government medical project and Adjunct Professor of Orthopaedics at the Delta State University, Abraka. I started my medical career at the Rostov-On-Don Medical Institute in Russia, graduating with First Class Honours in 1973. I subsequently underwent postgraduate training in General Surgery and Orthopaedics in the United Kingdom. I am a Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Glasgow by examination and hold the Mastership in Orthopaedic Surgery degree of the University of Liverpool (1981). I rose through the ranks to Professorship of Orthopaedics at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria in 1988. I subsequently returned to the UK and was appointed a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Chorley District General Hospital in Lancashire (1996-1998) and then at King George and Queen’s Hospitals in Essex, England (1998-2010). I have taught generations of medical students and postgraduate surgeons in Nigeria and the United Kingdom and have written three previous volumes in Orthopaedics. I was an Examiner in Surgery to the General Medical Council (UK) for the PLAB examinations (2002-2006) and Assessor in Surgery to the same body (1997- 2009).