This book was originally written as the handbook to accompany ‘The Derby Principles of Elective Orthopaedic Surgery Course’ run at the Royal Derby Hospital, England. The course was set up to fill the national void in teaching courses centered around the practice of elective orthopaedics.
The book is designed for junior trainees with an interest in orthopaedics, especially those starting a new job in the specialty. It covers the major aspects of examination technique based on the Apley system. It also gives guidance on how to perform common injections, something which is often a source of worry when your first clinic comes around!