Third Edition

by Godwin Iwegbu



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/25/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 550
ISBN : 9781504915168
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 550
ISBN : 9781504915175

About the Book

This third edition represents a substantial revision of the second, with additional topics, material and illustrations. Aimed mainly at general and orthopaedic surgeons in Residency Training, the text provides learning and practical/revision topics for practising orthopaedic surgeons, general practitioners, radiologists, medical students, orthopaedic nurses, physiotherapists, radiographers and plaster technicians.

This is what Professor Chris Bulstrode of Oxford thought of the 2nd edition (2004): “This book is ideal for a medical student. The writing is crystal clear, the content comprehensive but not excessive and the price really low. It also covers an area rarely touched on in other books, orthopaedics and trauma in the third world. This is a huge subject but has many simple principles which have been forgotten in the first world. If you are going on an elective or are planning to work in the third world in ANY branch of medicine you would be wise to have this book on your shelf. Enjoy”

And this is what Dr Stephen Fox, a former orthopaedic resident in England, thought of the same edition: “Principles and Management of Acute Orthopaedic Trauma” provides a concise and practical coverage of orthopaedic medicine. Starting at basics for the medical undergraduate, the text explains basic anatomy and physiology and the principles of sound orthopaedic management. The latter section of the book (Parts III, IV and V) explores the challenging treatment decisions in day-to-day orthopaedic trauma management. Few books present these treatment options in such a pragmatic and unbiased manner. I can thoroughly recommend this book to all concerned in the management of acute orthopaedic trauma”.

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)