AAOS Now

Published 9/1/2009
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Maureen Leahy

AAOS Comprehensive Orthopaedic Review makes the grade

Developed by an expert editorial team headed by Jay R. Lieberman, MD, the AAOS Comprehensive Orthopaedic Review is an all-inclusive resource covering the full spectrum of core orthopaedic knowledge.

Tops in testing
Since its introduction in February 2009, the textbook has sold more than 4,000 copies and is helping scores of orthopaedic residents prepare for the Orthopaedic In-Training Exam (OITE) and the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Board Certification examination. Its concise outline format allows for quick review and ready access to important facts, making it the ideal study aid for board preparation.

The AAOS Comprehensive Orthopaedic Review includes contributions from more than 140 world-class experts, and is organized by specialty into 122 easy-to-read chapters that include full-color images, graphics, and tables. The Top Testing Facts at the end of each chapter allow readers to hone their exam preparation efforts.

According to Dr. Lieberman, these testing questions set the AAOS Comprehensive Orthopaedic Review apart from other review texts. Chosen by leading experts in the field, the Top Testing Facts include information you must know for the exams, he said.

A separate Study Questions volume designed to measure the reader’s knowledge and pinpoint areas for further study accompanies each AAOS Comprehensive Orthopaedic Review text. Based on a review of current orthopaedic literature, this companion guide allows for self-testing with hundreds of questions, preferred answers, discussion, and references. The set provides the total solution for systematic learning and knowledge retention in preparation for rigorous medical exams.

Something for everyone
Considered a must-have for residents, the AAOS Comprehensive Orthopaedic Review is also winning praise from established orthopaedic surgeons and fellows.

“[This is an] excellent book—well laid out, nice presentation, complete,” said Theodore W. Parsons III, MD, FACS, The Henry Ford Medical Group, Detroit, Mich. “I am very impressed. Thanks for the great work. My residents are already singing its praises, as well!”

“This book is by far the best orthopaedic resource I have ever seen. It is well-written and the many photographs, X-rays, and tables are very clear and allow for quick access to content,” agreed Theodore Georgis Jr, MD, Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. He continued, “I like the outline format for each chapter. Excellent book!”

According to Dr. Lieberman, the book is an ideal resource for orthopaedic surgeons at all levels. “Anybody taking the boards, anybody studying for the OITE, anybody getting ready to take Maintenance of CertificationTM—all can use the AAOS Comprehensive Orthopaedic Review,” he said.

Want to learn more? You can view free sample pages, including the complete table of contents, online. Plus, purchase of the AAOS Comprehensive Orthopaedic Review includes online access to the entire text and study questions with fully searchable content, providing a convenient study alternative. For more information, visit www.aaos.org/02958

Maureen Leahy is assistant managing editor of AAOS Now. She can be reached at leahy@aaos.org