Every new edition of a successful book is an improvement on its predecessors. In no other field of medicine is change such a constant as in the vast and ever-expanding field of orthopaedics. In my three-decade long career, the principles of orthopaedics have evolved from being predominantly nonoperative to the current trend of judicious use of principles of operative techniques. This book was originally written by my beloved father and illustrious academic, Professor M. Natarajan, who had made his lectures and practical demonstrations the basis of his work. No wonder that this book, which was from such a renowned teacher, received such an exceptional response from the students. The basic aim of the book was to provide the essence of orthopaedics to a beginner along with an overview of the conditions prevailing in our country. It also provided to the students an overview of the management of trauma. Now, after three decades the textbook is being relaunched with an international format. While retaining the unique flavour of the earlier editions, the new edition provides completely updated and revamped content. The book mainly aims to serve as an authentic ready-reckoner for undergraduates and entrant post -graduates in orthopaedics as well as a useful reference source for students of nursing and allied health specialities. As the academic head of The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R Medical University, I am aware of the impending changes in the medical curriculum of our country. These changes are based on the need to align medical education more closely with the current practice of medicine and also to prepare students for upcoming changes in the health care system. This book has been amply updated keeping in mind the current undergraduate reforms.
Print Length: 379 pages
Seventh Edition (July 28, 2011)