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What do you really need to learn about orthopaedics? What are the most common orthopaedic conditions seen by primary care physicians? Shortcut to Orthopaedics answers these questions for medical students and non-orthopaedic physicians, minus the information overload found in most textbooks. Photos and X-ray images highlight key principles throughout this practical text.

  • Improve your diagnostic skills with tips on taking an orthopaedic history, conducting an orthopaedic physical exam, and describing an X-ray.
  • Enhance your ability to communicate orthopaedic findings to colleagues.
  • Master common technical procedures useful in primary care orthopaedics.
  • Understand the most common types of orthopaedic trauma and conditions you’ll encounter in children, adults, and the elderly.

Dr. Robert Perlau

Robert Perlau, MD, FRCSC, is an assistant clinical professor of surgery at the University of Alberta and the chief of surgery for the Red Deer Regional Hospital and Central Alberta Zone. The director of orthopaedic teaching for the University of Alberta rural residency program since its inception, Dr. Perlau has taught students and family medicine residents in a community hospital setting for more than 20 years.