What Are the Essential Reads for Orthopaedic Residents?

A call for a national orthopaedic surgery reading list

Brandon J. Erickson, MD; Jeremy M. Burnham, MD; Jared L. Harwood, MD; and Rachel M. Frank, MD

Over the past several decades, the body of literature in orthopaedic surgery has grown exponentially. Topics range from advances in hip arthroscopy techniques to novel designs in total ankle arthroplasty and from the diagnosis of infection following total joint arthroplasty to anticoagulation protocols. Articles discussing “hot topics” as well as “classic teachings” have flooded orthopaedic journals, textbooks, and periodicals. Approximately 7,000 new orthopaedic articles are published each year, and this number is steadily increasing.

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