The Story of Orthopaedics

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This expertly written history encompasses all aspects of orthopaedics, from its beginning to recent developments in arthroscopy and internal fixation of fractures and joint replacement. Chapters are organized by subject and contain a comprehensive anecdotal history that includes portraits, biographies, and excerpts from classical writings.

  • Presents biographical sketches of early orthopaedists to familiarize readers with the field's pioneers.
  • Covers many topics that are hard to find in other sources, such as the origin of orthopaedic hospitals.
  • Includes 660 illustrations that add a visual dimension to the coverage, depicting early models of orthopaedic devices, portraits of trailblazing practitioners, and much more.
  • Offers abundant timelines that provide overviews of historical events.
  • Discussesdevelopments that are relatively new to the field, including arthroscopy, internal fixation of fractures, and joint replacement.
  • Quotes early descriptions of orthopaedics and its key terms.
  • Traces historical developments in orthopaedics by body area or subspecialty, e.g., the adult hip, spinal pain, and sports medicine.
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    Mercer Rang, MB, BS, FRCS (Eng), FRCSC, Professor, University of Toronto; Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, The Hospital for Sick Children and The Bloorview MacMillan Centre, Toronto,Canada

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