Postgraduate Orthopaedics Clinical Examination Guide for the FRCS(Tr&Orth)


It is best to view this book as a recipe cookbook of clinical examination techniques designed to guide and coach trainees through perhaps the most difficult part of the FRCS(Tr&Orth) exam.It may help a trainee who may otherwise be unsure,nervous or apprehensive at the beginning of their short cases and end up underperforming.Another situation is to make a candidate so fine tuned in to how to approach  an intermediate case that it prevents the case otherwise just falling apart due to unfamiliarity of the situation. Sometimes vague or unclear instructions may throw a candidate off guard and little mistakes just seem to spiral out of control.This book is for candidates who want  to minimise a bad day happening during the clinicals.We think the book will make a significant difference to a candidates performance perhaps getting them scoring 7’s rather than letting them settle for 6’s.Best of all the book may allow a candidate to score enough points so that they just get through the exam rather than fail and have to repeat the test. Bring it on and enjoy!!


Postgraduate Paediatric Orthopaedics


'The text is clear and concise. Not only outlining the history and format of the examination and providing some mock examination material for candidates to get a taste of how the examination is carried out, it goes the extra mile by giving helpful advice on performance psychology and even dress code, for examination success. Highly recommended.' Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery

Book Description

This essential revision guide for the paediatric component of the FRCS (Tr and Orth) gives step-by-step guidelines to common operations and includes tips and revision questions to maximise the chances of examination success. The concise, evidence-based chapters are written by practising surgeons and reflect the level of knowledge required for the exam.

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SBAs for the FRCS(Tr&Orth) Examination:A Companion to Postgraduate Orthopaedics Candidate's Guide

This book is aimed at orthopaedic surgeons preparing for the FRCS (Tr&Orth) Part 1 component of the exam.  The exam format has significantly changed in the last 6 years.EMIs are to be ditched such that in the future the whole paper will be single best answer(SBA) only.In addition the intercollegiate exam board has changed the focus of questions to level 2 knowledge applied higher order thinking and judgement rather than level 1 that is just factual recall of information.

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Postgraduate Orthopaedics Candidates Guide to the FRCS(Tr&Orth) Viva Examination 2nd Edition

Develop an aptitude for defining key topics, features and processes, vital for your FRCS (Tr&Orth) Viva exam success, with this newly updated and detailed guide. This new edition expertly delivers invaluable insights into tactics and planning, for candidates to sharpen exam skills, and gain confidence. Thoroughly updated to include an expanded basic science section, to answer all of your viva questions, this guide also supplies candidates with new illustrations and exam-specific diagrams; adapting to meet the expectations of a constantly changing syllabus. Vital for orthopaedic surgeons in training, this forward-looking text includes a drawing chapter, for candidates to practise creating succinct, exam-style illustrations, before the exam itself. Proactive in its approach, this book addresses the balance between trauma,general orthopaedics and basic science; by editors with extensive national and international experience of preparing candidates for the FRCS(Tr & Orth).

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Postgraduate Orthopaedics Candidates Guide to the FRCS (Tr & Orth) Examination 4th Edition

The fourth edition of Postgraduate Orthopaedics has been fully updated, revised and expanded to meet the challenges of a continually changing exam format, providing detailed core orthopaedic knowledge and insight into tactics and pre-exam planning to increase a candidate's chance of success. Written by a core of authors chosen specifically for their knowledge of the key factors for exam success, this edition includes more illustrations and diagrams and additional exam-focused material for the trickier areas of the syllabus. The trauma chapter has been separated into four distinct sections to improve the overall trauma content. The book also includes a dedicated chapter on what books to read, reflecting the fact that this area has become more complicated in recent years, and an applied basic science chapter, which focuses on basic science viva questions in detail. This guide continues to evolve and has established itself as the definitive text for the FRCS (Tr & Orth) exam.

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Classic papers in Orthopaedics

The book categorizes articles by field of research to include studies on the hip and knee arthroplasty, sports medicine and arthroscopy, paediatric orthopaedics foot and ankle, spine, hand and upper extremity, trauma/fracture healing, oncology and basic science articles (stem cell, bone tissue, ligament, tendon tissue and implants).

Classic Papers in Orthopaedics assembles a distinguished team of contributors to identify, analyze and bring together in a single volume the most important articles from a broad range of publications that have become recognized as the defining articles in orthopaedics. It is a unique reference providing a single source for reviewing the most important papers in the discipline. It also provides a critical analysis of the strengths, weaknesses and the impact each paper has had on the development of orthopaedics and is therefore essential reading for all practicing orthopaedic surgeons, orthopaedic trainees sitting higher level exams, and all involved in research and clinical practice in the field of orthopaedics.

As busy orthopaedic surgeons we do not always have the time to be critical in identifying the key papers that influence our own practice. It is revealing and very satisfying to go back to the core papers that changed the face of orthopaedics.

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Paediatric Orthopaedics: An Evidence-Based Approach to Clinical Questions

This book provides a refined clinical guide for evidence-based recommendations in paediatric orthopaedics. Focusing on specific body regions (hip, knees, ankle and feet, spine, shoulder, elbow and wrist and hand) this resource addresses clinical questions related to conditions in these areas. A background section in each chapter sets the scene for the best available practice and also appraises the evidence for its strength and weakness. At the end of each chapter, the authors’ provide recommendations on future research.

Evidence-Based Paediatric Orthopaedics: The Best Answers to Clinical Questions has been edited by a team of surgeons with a great interest in evidence-based practice who have brought together an international experts to produce this timely book. A wide spectrum audience including paediatric orthopaedic surgeons, trauma surgeons, orthopaedic residents, emergency department doctors, general practitioners and medical students looking for an evidence based approach to paediatric orthopaedics will find this book to be an essential guide for clinical practice.

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Making Sense of Medical Statistics: A Bite Sized Visual Guide

Do you want to know what a parametric test is and when not to perform one? Do you get confused between odds ratios and relative risks? Want to understand the difference between sensitivity and specificity? Would like to find out what the fuss is about Bayes' theorem? Then this book is for you! Physicians need to understand the principles behind medical statistics. They don't need to learn the formula. The software knows it already! This book explains the fundamental concepts of medical statistics so that the learner will become confident in performing the most commonly used statistical tests. Each chapter is rich in anecdotes, illustrations, questions, and answers. Not enough? There is more material online with links to free statistical software, webpages, multimedia content, a practice dataset to get hands-on with data analysis, and a Single Best Answer questionnaire for the exam.


'An accessible book by a practising doctor, aimed at other doctors, which explains key statistical concepts in words and pictures. An excellent foundation for those seeking to understand the numbers in medical journal articles and quantitative reports.' Professor Trish Greenhalgh, University of Oxford, UK

'Statistics forms the starting point for evidence based medicine, though most medics would argue that their own statistical awareness is still near the starting point! This book eases you into the awesome, exciting, exhilarating world of statistics, and makes you understand just how cool it really is. It will unleash your inner statistician that no-one knew existed - especially you!' Professor Dan Perry, Children's Orthopaedic Surgeon and Fellow of Wolfson College, University of Oxford, UK

'The book provides a light-hearted introduction to the basic concepts in medical statistics. A couple of hundred pages long with short chapters, the book delivers with clear focus the key statistical concepts alongside some general knowledge to lighten what is sometimes a very arid subject. The description of concepts with graphs and figures support the visual learner. I thoroughly enjoyed the quick questions presented alongside the description of concepts to test understanding, with the answers at the end of chapter which linked to bullet point summaries, help to consolidate the concepts covered. I thought it was an excellent way for someone to start on their path to understanding this area. Finally, I particularly appreciated the last chapter with its focus on the work by our dear friend Doug Altman.' Professor Rafael Perera, Professor of Medical Statistics, University of Oxford, UK

'This is an excellent introductory book for medical statistics. It's well written, easy to read, with some great examples of statistics in everyday clinical practice. The question and answer format is especially useful in reinforcing key concepts discussed in the chapter. There are lots of additional learning material included in the online resource for those seeking a more detailed understanding of the topic. The author is to be congratulated on making an important but difficult subject appear relatively straightforward and interesting to even the non-expert.' Professor Paul Banaszkiewicz, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon North East NHS Surgical Centre (NENSC), Gateshead, UK, and Visiting Professor Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

'The modern practice in orthopaedic and trauma surgery is a completely different practice to that which many of us grew up with and is now firmly founded on research and evidence. And this evidence itself is built around scientific method and statistical analysis. This excellent book provides a comprehensive guide to biostatistics for the orthopaedic surgeon and aspiring clinician scientist. Through clear explanations of complex concepts the author succeeds in simplifying the difficult and I am sure this will become an essential reference for all involved in orthopaedic surgery.' Professor Ben Ollivere, Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma, University of Nottingham, UK

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