OKU 10 is a trusted resource you can count on to refresh your knowledge, keep up-to-date with what’s new in your specialty, and help you prepare for first-time certification or Maintenance of Certification (MOC™). “The OKU series continues to be the best place to get succinct coverage of the standard of care in the orthopaedic field, backed up by images, illustrations, and references of the highest quality,” said OKU 10 Editor John M. Flynn, MD.


Published 1/1/2011
Tricia Arnold

Coming soon — OKU 10

Newest version provides comprehensive, up-to-date review of orthopaedic knowledge

The Orthopaedic Knowledge Update (OKU) series has long been recognized as providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date orthopaedic knowledge available. Now, OKU 10 reviews and condenses the most relevant findings from every major mainstream and specialty orthopaedic journal from the past 3 years into a single volume of orthopaedic knowledge.

Every detail is supported by clinical research, filtered through the experience of OKU’s renowned orthopaedic specialty contributors and a rigorous editorial process. According to Dr. Flynn, this intense expert review results in chapters that are coherent, focused, and accurate in content and details. It also eliminates recommendations that are over-reaching or based on author opinion or local practice.

“Readers of OKU 10 can be certain that they are getting not only the most up-to-date information, but information that is widely accepted as standard among a broad range of expert orthopaedic surgeons,” he said.

Dr. Flynn added, “Readers will find thorough coverage of all orthopaedic specialties, plus introductory sections on the Principles of Orthopaedics and Systemic Disorders. After reading and studying OKU 10, physicians will have a stronger understanding of the current practice of orthopaedic surgery.”

The latest version of the popular publication features several new topics, including chapters on patient safety and risk management, practice management, neurologic diseases, and pain management. OKU 10 also boasts an enhanced layout and improved images, making it even more reader friendly and the ideal tool for orthopaedic surgery education.

OKU 10 also specifically addresses the AAOS clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) in each appropriate chapter,” Dr. Flynn noted.

When compared to other comprehensive textbooks and a variety of standard fracture and specialty multi-edition texts, OKU 10 has an edge, believes Dr. Flynn.

“Because of the frequency of publication, OKU 10 has the advantage of more recent editing and a focus on the latest information and accepted principles,” he said. “I think it is the single most important publication for orthopaedic surgeons in training or in practice.”

OKU 10 will be available soon. To learn more, including ordering and purchase options and special pricing for AAOS members, residents, and the military, visit www.aaos.org/OKU10

Tricia Arnold is a manager in the AAOS marketing department. She can be reached at arnold@aaos.org