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Surgical techniques in orthopaedics and sports traumatology
  1. P McCrory

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    Edited by J Duparc et al. Published by Elsevier (Harcourt Publishers), April 2003, £396.00 paperback,

    This impressive set of volumes is enough to make any orthopaedic surgeon salivate. Try to imagine an eight volume set of textbooks, written by 59 well respected European orthopaedists and covering all aspects of orthopaedic surgical techniques, and this is what we have here.

    The collection is published under the auspices of the European Federation of National Association of Orthopaedics and Traumatology and is an impressive attempt to standardise the training and knowledge basis of European orthopaedists.

    For sports physicians, this series of textbooks are way too technical in nature and difficult to justify the cost of almost £400. However, as we move toward a more standardised approach to aspects of medical practice, the challenge is now before us: we as sports doctors need to emulate the orthopaedic surgeons and develop a standard European (and ultimately global) core curriculum as the basic minimum qualification for sports physicians.

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    Edited by J Duparc et al. Published by Elsevier (Harcourt Publishers), April 2003, £396.00 paperback,

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