Editors: Anna Noel Miller, MD, FAAOS, FACS and Philip R. Wolinsky, MD, FAAOS

NOTE: The denotation “(overlap)” implies chapter is listed in this section and another subspecialty section. For example, compartment syndrome is listed in both Trauma and Hand and Wrist sections.

Section 1: General Trauma

  • Biomechanics of Plates, Screws, Rods, and External Fixation
  • Venous Thromboembolic Disease (overlap)
  • Osteoporosis and Pathologic Fractures
  • Evaluation of the Trauma Patient
  • Treatment of the Polytrauma Patient and Damage Control Orthopaedics
  • Psychosocial Aspects of Recovery After Trauma and Provider Wellness
  • Disaster and Mass Casualty Preparedness

Section 2: Soft-Tissue Injuries and Open Fractures

  • Gunshot Wounds
  • Outcomes of Musculoskeletal Trauma
  • Orthopaedic Fractures: Postoperative Management and Rehabilitation
  • Congenital Upper Extremity Differences (overlap)
  • Open Fractures
  • Soft-Tissue Injuries and Open Fractures: Skin Grafts and Flaps
  • The Mangled Extremity
  • Amputations in Trauma Patients

Section 3: Nonunions, Malunions, and Osteomyelitis

  • Nonunions
  • Malunions (overlap)
  • Diagnosis and Management of Fracture-Related Infection


Section 4: Geriatric Trauma

  • Perioperative and Postoperative Considerations in Geriatric Patients
  • Geriatric Hip Fractures
  • Management of Osteoporotic Fractures 
  • Management of Atypical Fractures
  • Periprosthetic Fractures Near Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Implants

Section 5: Rib Cage Fractures and Flail Chest

  • Rib Cage Fractures and Flail Chest

Section 6: Upper Extremity Fractures

  • Fractures of the Humeral Shaft
  • Terrible Triad Injuries of the Elbow
  • Shoulder Trauma: Proximal Humeral Fractures
  • Clavicular Fractures
  • Scapular and Glenoid Fractures
  • Radial Head Fractures
  • Elbow Fractures: Olecranon
  • Distal Humerus Fractures (overlap)
  • Fractures and Dislocations of the Hand and Digits
  • Fractures and Dislocations of the Carpus
  • Forearm Trauma and Diaphyseal Fractures
  • Distal Radius Fractures

Section 7: Pelvic, Acetabular, and Sacral Fractures

  • Pelvic Ring Fractures: Evaluation and Acute Management
  • Pelvic Fractures: Definitive Management and Outcomes
  • Acetabular Fractures: Evaluation and Management
  • Acetabular Fractures: Definitive Management and Outcomes

Section 8: Hip Dislocations and Femoral Head Fractures

  • Hip Dislocations
  • Femoral Head Fractures

Section 9: Femoral Neck Fractures in Young Adults

  • Femoral Neck Fractures in Young Adults


Section 10: Femoral Shaft and Distal Femur Fractures

  • Proximal Third Femur Fractures
  • Femoral Shaft Fractures
  • Fractures of the Distal Femur

Section 11: Knee Dislocations and Patellar Fractures

  • Knee Dislocations
  • Patellar Fractures and Extensor Mechanism Injuries

Section 12: Tibial Plateau and Tibial-Fibular Shaft Fractures

  • Tibial Plateau Fractures
  • Tibial Shaft Fractures

Section 13: Ankle and Tibial Plafond Fractures

  • Rotational Fractures of the Ankle (overlap)

Section 14: Foot Trauma

  • Tibial Plafond (Pilon) Fractures (overlap)
  • Fractures of the Talus: Foot Trauma (overlap)
  • Fractures of the Calcaneus (overlap)
  • Fractures of the Navicular Bone (overlap)
  • Fractures of the Cuboid Bone (overlap)
  • Midfoot Fractures: Tarsometatarsal (Lisfranc) Fracture-Dislocations (overlap)
  • Fifth Metatarsal Fractures (overlap)
  • Forefoot Trauma: Metatarsal and Phalangeal Fractures (overlap)