Orthopaedics for Primary Health Care


Most patients with orthopaedic pathology in low- to middle-income countries are treated by  non-specialists. The contents of this book is informed by a modified Delphi consensus study with experts from Africa, Europe, and North America, who provided guidance on prioritising knowledge topics, skills and cases concerning orthopaedic trauma and infection. The work is produced under the auspices of the Learning Innovation via Orthopaedic Network (LION) initiative, which aims to improve learning and teaching in    Orthopaedics in Southern Africa. The book is therefore built on transformation through development of a student-centred curriculum and content. The authors are mostly orthopaedic surgeons and trainees in Southern Africa who have experience with local orthopaedic pathology and treatment modalities, as well as in medical education of undergraduate students and primary care physicians.

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  • Full Textbook
    Michael Held
  • Orthopaedic Emergencies
    Stephanie Roche, Kim Laubscher , Stefan van der Walt , Stephen Roche
  • Basic Fracture Principles
    Michael Held , Maritz Laubscher, Graham McCollum, Phinda Njisane, Vela Njisane
  • Approach to Orthopaedic X-rays
    Maritz Laubscher, Michael Held , Graham McCollum
  • Complications of Fractures
    Vela Njisane, Phinda Njisane
  • Open Fractures
    Maritz Laubscher, Michael Held , Marc Nortjie
  • Approach to the Multiply Injured Patient
    Stefan Swanepoel, Sithombo Maqungo
  • Injuries of the Shoulder Girdle
    Ntambue Kauta, Stephen Roche
  • Humeral Shaft Fractures
    Ntambue Kauta, Stephen Roche
  • Acute Injuries Around the Elbow
    Ntambue Kauta, Stephen Roche
  • Forearm Injuries
    Pieter Venter, Stephanie Roche
  • Distal Radius Fractures
    Ntambue Kauta, Stephen Roche
  • Pelvis and Acetabulum Fractures
    Ntambue Kauta, Sithombo Maqungo
  • Hip fractures and dislocations
    Johan le Roux , Kim Laubscher , Michael Held
  • Femur Fracture
    Michael Abramson, Graham McCollum
  • Knee dislocations
    Sithombo Maqungo, Abdalslam Andisha, Mlekeleli Duma
  • Ankle and Plafond Fractures
    Johan le Roux , Stefan Wever, Michael Held
  • Lower Limb Soft Tissue Injuries
    Kirsty Berry, Shaun De Villiers, Marc Nortjie
  • Upper limb soft tissue injuries
    Kirsty Berry, Shaun De Villiers, Marc Nortjie
  • Common Soft Tissue Injuries
    Stephanie Roche, Archie Rachuene, Stephen Roche
  • Foot fractures
    Stefan Wever
  • Approach to an Injured Child
    Marc Nortjie, Ashley Arakkal
  • Paediatric Fractures: A General Approach
    Anria Horn
  • Non-Accidental Injuries in Children
    Stewart Dix-Peek
  • Proximal Upper Limb Injuries in Children
    Anria Horn
  • Fractures of the Forearm and Wrist
    Anria Horn
  • Fractures of the Shoulder, Humerus and Elbow
    Anria Horn
  • Lower Limb Injuries in Children
    Stewart Dix-Peek, Benjamin Blankson
  • Clubfoot (Congenital talipes equinovarus)
    Stewart Dix-Peek, Japie de Wet
  • Bone and Joint Infection Basics
    Michael Held , Maritz Laubscher
  • Acute Bone Infections in Adults
    Pravesh Panchoo , Maritz Laubscher
  • Chronic Bone Infections in Adults
    Thomas Hilton, Len Marais, Nando Ferreira , Luan Nieuwoudt , Mohammed Daoub
  • Orthopaedic Infections in Children
    Anria Horn
  • Hand Infections
    Ian Koller, Pieter Jordaan , Neil Kruger
  • HIV in Orthopaedic Patients
    Peter Botha, Simon Graham, Maritz Laubscher
  • Tuberculosis of the Spine
    Robert Dunn
  • Approach to Bone Sarcomas
    Thomas Hilton, Len Marais, Nando Ferreira , Luan Nieuwoudt
  • Common Bone Tumors
    Thomas Hilton, Len Marais, Nando Ferreira , Luan Nieuwoudt
  • Acute Tendon Injuries
    Pieter Jordaan , Neil Kruger , Ian Koller
  • Metacarpal and Phalangeal Fractures
    Neil Kruger , Pieter Jordaan , Duncan McGuire
  • Scaphoid Fractures
    Pieter Jordaan , Neil Kruger , Duncan McGuire
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    Pieter Jordaan , Neil Kruger , Ian Koller
  • Dupuytrens Disease
    Neil Kruger , Pieter Jordaan , Ian Koller
  • Thumb base/carpo-metacarpal joint osteoarthritis
    Pieter Jordaan , Neil Kruger , Duncan McGuire
  • Wrist Ganglions
    Neil Kruger , Pieter Jordaan , Duncan McGuire
  • A General Approach to Orthopaedic History and Examination
    Stefan van der Walt , Stephanie Roche, Stephen Roche
  • Plaster of Paris Casts
    Nicholas Kruger, Pieter Venter
  • Slings
    Duncan McGuire
  • Wound debridement
    Luan Nieuwoudt , Leonard Marais , Nando Ferreira , Thomas Hilton


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Michael Held
University of Cape Town
Abdalslam Andisha
Anria Horn
Archie Rachuene
Ashley Arakkal
Benjamin Blankson
Graham McCollum
Japie de Wet
Kirsty Berry
Len Marais
Maritz Laubscher
Michael Abramson
Mlekeleli Duma
Nicholas Kruger
Ntambue Kauta
Phinda Njisane
Peter Botha
Pieter Venter