Classic Papers in Orthopaedics 1st Edition
Making the correct therapeutic decision when faced with challenging difficulties in which numerous alternatives exist is always tricky. This is particularly so in orthopedic surgery, where many choices are available for treating an individual with an injury or condition that affects the musculoskeletal system. Making the wrong decision can result in significant morbidity and impaired quality of life. Classic Papers in Orthopaedics 1st Edition has been written to assist in making more sense of the surfeit of information now available to the clinician or researcher with interest in orthopedics.
In the pre-Internet era, an orthopedic surgeon would have relied on their experience and information handed down to them from their teachers during their formative training, with assistance from a few textbooks or orthopedic journals available in their local hospital library.
With the arrival of the Internet era, the capacity for acquiring information about the treatment and management of any injury has increased in a non-linear manner, to the point where now the problem has changed from having too little information to make an informed decision to have too much information available, which paradoxically has made creating a management decision even more difficult, not just because of the amount of information available, but due to lack of certainty regarding its veracity and source.
Using citation counts and other objective methods of evaluating both the influence and acclaim of what is regarded as the best scientific papers produced in different ‘areas’ of orthopedic practice and basic orthopedic science, the authors have put together a comprehensive and wonderfully readable selection of documents in Classic Papers in Orthopaedics 1st Edition.
Not only do they name and describe these papers, but they also evaluate their scientific strengths and weaknesses, so that the clinician or scientist can make the best-informed decision of how to use the data described most effectively in taking forward their field of interest. They also have included general sections on interpreting and evaluating research that is helpful to the reader new to the research process.
This Classic Papers in Orthopaedics 1st Edition book will be of interest to orthopedic trainees coming to terms with the wealth of information available that they need to make sense of to pass their higher specialist examinations. It will be of interest to consultant orthopedic surgeons who wish to remind themselves o the history of their particular field of interest. It will interest scientists and researchers embarking on a research project in the field of orthopedics.
In short, the Classic Papers in Orthopaedics 1st Edition book is interested in a wide variety of people, and I believe it will become a classic reference in its own right in the time ahead.