"The fourth edition of Essential Orthopaedics is a thoroughly revised, step by step guide to orthopaedics. It covers numerous different injuries and conditions, with each chapter beginning with a brief review of the relevant anatomy, followed by discussion on the principles and methods of treatment. Each condition described has a treatment plan and a summary of the key learning points at the end of each chapter. Simple line diagrams, self explanatory flow charts and tables supplement the text to help understanding. Sections on instruments and implants, as well as orthopaedic terminology are included."