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An Overview of Modern Orthopaedics
This book is meant to satisfy a variety of needs for all people involved directly or indirectly with the medical practice of orthopaedics.
For those who are studying to pass examinations in the subject of orthopaedics or technician, this book can be looked upon as a learning adjunct resource. You will have the curriculum guidelines for your course, recommended text books, and will have attended many practical sessions as well as have other written material from manufacturers, journals and seminar notes.
Modern Orthpaedics, however, can be looked upon as a great “leveler”, containing as it does the basic facts and illustrations, presented in an accessible, inexpensive, forthright and friendly manner.
Medical text books can be expensive, voluminous and sometimes a little overwhelming; Modern Orthopaedics is just the opposite. A practical, easy to most importantly, a fresh, illuminating visual depiction of the healthy and also demised anatomy. All the illustrations are hand drawn in a way that depicts the essence of the anatomical structure. They show you the critical aspects of diagnosis, understanding and treatment action.
Think of the drawings and content as a draft blueprint on which you can Modern Orthopaedics can be a catalyst for seeking further information, talking to a colleague, taking further patient diagnostic tests, or provide help in clarifying a situation.
Every country has its own particular health model for the practice of orthopaedics; we like to think this book is an educational common denominator, crossing cultural and job description boundaries. After all, a broken bone has to be treated, irrespective of whether the medical person is a nurse, orthopaedic assistant, orthopaedic technologist, general practitioner, orthopaedic technician, physicians assistant, orthopaedic surgeon or rural physician.
The principles of treatment are the same, even though techniques or products used can differ.
In fact, there are a great many types of health care professionals who can practice orthopaedics. In the US, anybody appointed by an orthopaedic health care professional can practice basic orthopaedics. Various health care models dictate that for convenience for the patient and various economic treatment widens the spectrum of people practicing orthopaedics.
A further dimension is the constructive role health care product manufacturers play in educating and training health care professionals. The use of key products, from instruments and equipment for complex orthopaedic operations, to actual casting supplies for basic fractures, are all areas for manufacturers’ involvement as part of the medical team.
For the beginner studying orthopaedics, this book can be a useful introductory aid, providing all the key terms, with explanations and visual depictions of anatomy and injuries.
For the established orthopaedic practitioner, this book can not only be a useful mind jogger but one to recommend to your colleagues in order to familiarize them with the basics of your specialty. In the end, Modern Orthopaedics can save you time and improve the medical team’s treatment activities.
We have found it useful to divide the content into simple, short chapter categories enabling quick and easy reference and eliminating the need for an index.
corollary to the successful practice of modern orthopaedics: the importance of patient education as a tool for enhancing patient compliance to treatment. In of warning signs and self care practices can be an integral part of an optimum health outcome.
It is all too easy – especially in the practice of orthpaedics, which generally communication to the patient coupled with a patient education brochure or booklet to reinforce your message can be an invaluable aid to doing justice to your skilled treatment activities.
This book is essentially a collaborative effort from orthopaedic technologists and technicians, orthopaedic surgeons, nurses, instructors and physicians.