A concise dictionary of orthopaedic etymology, providing definitions of more than 800 terms. It also provides a chronicle of the field of orthopaedics, recounting significant events, important people and dates. Terms are defined, origins are traced back to the root word, relevant mythology is revealed, and the first physician recorded using a term is identified in context.
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..."of value to those of us who practice by helping us understand the true meaning of the words that we use on a daily basis."-Frederick A. Matsen III, MD of University of Washington, Seattle
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