Orthopaedic surgery is one of the fastest developing and dynamic branches of medicine. The pace of innovation and changing concepts is truly remarkable. Orthopaedic residents and surgeons are expected to stay abreast of the changes and this may be a daunting prospect. This book is intended to provide the reader with an up-to-date overview of current orthopaedic practice. Emphasis has been placed on modern practice and treatment methods. References cited are the most current or landmark articles related to the topic and have been incorporated as an annotation alongside the text. The book will serve as a useful aid for candidates preparing for final exams in orthopaedics, both in the UK and abroad. In addition, medical students, physiotherapists and surgeons in training may find this a practical reference tool for orthopaedic conditions.