Library services & resources for Orthopaedics & Trauma

Databases    Evidence-based Practice/CPD

Journals    Books    

This site is maintained and hosted by Discovery Library, Derriford Hospital and gives details of selected content available in
Orthopaedics & Trauma
for staff/students on placement
across the Plymouth, SWASFT & SCAS health community.
Click here to visit our main library website.

If you have problems or comments/suggestions about resources please
phone 39111 or email marking FAO Laura.

British Orthopaedic Association
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Elearning for Health (ELfH) COVID-19 programme 
part of Health Education England’s elearning suite in partnership with the NHS and Professional Bodies.


New ebook content added 09/09/21
The Female Athlete
The Hip and Pelvis: Pain Medicine
The Knee: Pain Medicine
Rockwood and Matsen’s The Shoulder 
The Shoulder and Elbow: Pain Medicine 
The Spine: Pain Medicine 
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)

New ebook content added 19/08/21
Eureka: Rheumatology and Orthopaedics
 you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)


Search the NHS healthcare databases:

AMED- covers topics for allied health professions
British Nursing Index (BNI)- primarily of use for nurses but also includes allied health, CINAHL- international nursing & allied health
EMBASE- European biomedicine- particularly good for pharmacology & drug therapy
EMCARE international nursing and allied health
HMIC- health service management & organisation incl grey literature
MEDLINE- most medical/surgical and other health topics
psychology & psychiatry including psychological aspects of trauma/injury

Note- you will need an NHS Athens login.

Databases contain bibliographic records i.e. references. Whilst you won’t have fulltext access to all the articles, for some journals there will be a link to online access or details of library print holding. If we don’t hold your required article you can consider making an article request via the library.

See the library website for details of our information skills training programme and literature searching support services.

Evidence Based Practice and CPD

A range of evidence-based resources are available to help inform patient care including:

BMJ Best Practice (don’t use Internet Explorer, choose alternative browser)
Evidence-based research, guidelines and expert opinion offering step-by-step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention.
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account (register here).
When prompted, set up a personal account to download free App

BNF and BNF for Childrenshould work automatically on NHS networked machine, if outside NHS network login with NHS Athens account.
Click here to find out about the free BNF/BNFC App.

ClinicalKey – clinical insight search tool which also gives access to over 1100 electronic books and 500 journals and other fulltext resources
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account (register here)

Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS) provided by NICE. Summaries of the current evidence base & practical guidance on best practice for >300 primary care presentations, incl musculoskeletal topics.

Cochrane Library collection of databases (details here) containing different types of high-quality, independent evidence such as Systematic Reviews, RCTs and Health Technology Assessments.

Elearning for Health (ELfH) (topics incl COVID-19 programme)- high quality, free of charge training in partnership with the NHS and Professional Bodies.
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account (register here)

NICE Evidence– access to authoritative clinical & non-clinical evidence and best practice through a web-based portal, provided by NICE, incl Musculoskeletal

TRIP Database clinical search tool designed to allow health professionals to rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice.

UpToDate ‘an evidence-based clinical decision support resource authored by physicians to help healthcare practitioners make the best decisions at the point of care’. Note you will need a University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust Athens account (register here).


Full A-Z list of all journals– you will need an NHS Athens account- click here to register.

Selected Orthopaedics and Trauma journals below

If we don’t hold your required article you can consider making an article request via the library.

Arthroplasty Today2015- 
Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery2007- 
BMJ Case Reports2008-You can also submit cases for consideration for publication in BMJ Case Reports, without having to individually pay the fellowship fee (Please email to obtain our fellowship number)
Please see the guidelines for writing & publishing an interesting case report , instructions for authors and instructions as to how to submit a BMJ Case Report
Bone and Joint Journal (formerly JBJS British)2013- 
Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research2013- 
Foot and Ankle Clinics2007- 
Foot and Ankle Surgery2007- 
Foot, The2007- 
Hand Clinics2007- 
JAAOS: Global Research and Reviews2017- 
JBJS- See Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery  
JBJS Case Connector2011- 
JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques2011- 
JBJS Open Access2016- 
JBJS Reviews2013- 
Journal of Arthroplasty, The2007- 
Journal of Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery2014- 
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery – American Volume1993- 
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery – British Volume  (continues as Bone & Joint Journal)1995-2012 
Journal of Children’s Orthopaedics2007-  
Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma2011- 
Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, The2007- 
Journal of Hand Surgery (American)2007- 
Journal of Hand Surgery (European)2012-Institutional non-Athens username & Password required- contact or 01752439111
Journal of orthopaedic research2001- 
Journal of Orthopaedics2013



 2004-12 is on free website, 2013 onwards requires Athens account.
Journal of Orthopaedic Science1996- 
Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research2006- 
Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma1996- 
Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics2012- 
Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery2007- 
Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons1993- 
Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery2012- 
Knee, The2007- 
Musculoskeletal Care2003- 
Musculoskeletal Science and Practice2017-Previously Manual Therapy
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)1990- 
Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics2007- 
Orthopaedics & Traumatology: Surgery & Research2010- 
Orthopaedics and Trauma2009- 
Orthopaedic surgery2009- 
Orthopedic Clinics of North America2007- 
Seminars in Arthroplasty2007- 
Seminars in Spine Surgery2007- 
Spine Journal, The2007- 
Trauma1999-If asked for organisation select NHS England

Books (guide)

Search our print and electronic book holdings.
Note- you will need an NHS Athens login to to access ebooks.

This is a regional NHS catalogue, so in location select ‘Plymouth, Derriford Hospital, PLY’ to limit your search to books held here.

You can also log in and renew your books here (if you have not already made a pin number for your library account follow the instructions on screen).

If we don’t have the book you require you can consider making a book request. (Service for registered borrowers, undertaking NHS work. Registration forms are available here).

Selected orthopaedics ebooks from 2010 onwards –click title to login with NHS Athens account

ABC of common soft tissue disorders2016 Morris
ABC of Orthopaedics and Trauma2018 Sugand
The Anterior Cruciate Ligament: Reconstruction and Basic Science20182ndProdromos
Apley and Solomon’s concise system of orthopaedics and trauma20144thSolomon
Atlas of Image-Guided Spinal Procedures20182ndFurman
Atlas of Orthoses and Assistive Devices20195thWebster
Atlas of Spinal Imaging2022 Louie
Baxter’s The Foot and Ankle in Sport20213rdPorter
Benzel’s Spine Surgery20174thSteinmetz
Biologics in orthopedic surgery2019 Mazzocca
Campbell’s Core Orthopaedic Procedures2016 Canale
Campbell’s Operative Orthopaedics
Clinical care of the runner: assessment, biomechanical principles, and injury management2020 Harrast
Clinical Orthopaedic Rehabilitation: An Evidence-Based Approach20184thGiangarra
Complications in Orthopaedics: Sports Medicine
2021 Thompson
Crash Course: Rheumatology and orthopaedics (up to 3 simultaneous users)20133rdElias-Jones
DeLee, Drez, and Miller’s orthopaedic sports medicine: principles and practice20205thMiller
Disorders of the rotator cuff and biceps tendon2020 Provencher
Distal Radius Fractures  2021Jupiter
Emergency Surgery of the Hand20171st English (trans from 4th French)Merle
Essential Orthopaedics20202ndMiller
Eureka: Rheumatology and Orthopaedics 2021Brown
Evidence-Based Management of Complex Knee Injuries
2021 LaPrade
Fam’s musculoskeletal examination and joint injection techniques20102ndLawry
  • The Female Athlete 
    Foot and ankle: core knowledge in orthopaedics20202ndGreisberg
    Fracture management for primary care and emergency medicine20204thEiff
    Fractures of the Proximal Femur: Improving Outcomes2011 Waddell
    Fundamentals of skeletal radiology20205thHelms
    Gartsman’s shoulder arthroscopy20193rdElkousy
    Green’s Operative Hand Surgery20177thWolfe
    Green’s skeletal trauma in children20206thMencio
    Handbook of Splinting and Casting2012 Thompson
    The Hip and Pelvis: Pain Medicine 2022Waldman
    Imaging in Spine Surgery2018 Ross
    Injection techniques in musculoskeletal medicine: a practical manual for clinicians in primary and secondary care.20195thSaunders
    Insall & Scott Surgery of the Knee20186thScott
    Instructions for Sports Medicine Patients20122ndSafran
    The IOC manual of emergency sports medicine2016 McDonagh
    The Knee: Pain Medicine2022Waldman
    Lumbar interbody fusions2019 Manjila
    Managing Minor Musculoskeletal Injuries and Conditions2014 Bradley
    Mann’s Surgery of the Foot and Ankle20149thCoughlin
    Manual of Orthopaedic Terminology20158thNelson
    Medicolegal Reporting in Orthopaedic Trauma20104thFoy
    Morrey’s the elbow and its disorders.20185thMorrey
    Muscle Biopsy20215thDubowitz
    Musculoskeletal Emergencies2012 Browner
    Musculoskeletal Imaging20152ndPope
    Musculoskeletal MRI20203rdMajor
    Musculoskeletal Physical Examination: An Evidence-Based Approach20172ndMalanga
    Netter’s Orthopaedic Clinical Examination20224thCleland
    Netter’s sports medicine20182ndMadden
    Noyes’ Knee Disorders: Surgery, Rehabilitation, Clinical Outcomes20172ndNoyes
    Operative Elbow Surgery2012 Stanley
    Operative Techniques: foot and ankle surgery2018 2ndPfeffer
    Operative Techniques: Hand and Wrist Surgery.20183rdChung
    Operative Techniques: Knee Surgery20182ndMiller
    Operative techniques: orthopaedic trauma surgery20202ndSchemitsch
    Operative techniques: shoulder and elbow surgery.20192ndLee
    Operative Techniques: Spine Surgery.20183rdBaron
    Orthopaedic Pathology20105thBullough
    Orthopaedic Surgical Approaches20152ndMiller
    Orthopaedics for Physician Assistants2013 Rynders
    Orthopedic Physical Assessment20217thMagee
    Orthopedic secrets20154thNamdari
    Orthotics and prosthetics in rehabilitation20204thChui
    Oxford Handbook of Musculoskeletal Nursing
    (Download for up to 3 months at a time)
    Oxford Handbook of Orthopaedics and Trauma2010Bowden
    Oxford Handbook of Trauma and Orthopaedic Nursing
    (Download for up to 3 months at a time)
    Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics20112ndBulstrode
    Paediatric orthopaedic trauma in clinical practice2015 Aresti
    Pediatric Bone: Biology & Diseases20122ndGlorieux
    Pediatric hand therapy2020 Abzug
    Postgraduate Orthopaedics : MCQs and EMQs for the FRCS (Tr & Orth)20122ndSri-Ram
    Postgraduate Orthopaedics : The Candidate’s Guide to the FRCS (Tr & Orth) Examination
    Please note we have 3rd ed in print
    Postgraduate Orthopaedics : Viva Guide for the FRCS (Tr & Orth) Examination20122ndBanaszkiewicz
    Practical Musculoskeletal Ultrasound20142ndMcNally
    Practical Orthopaedic Pathology: A Diagnostic Approach2016 Deyrup
    Presentation, Imaging and Treatment of Common Musculoskeletal Conditions: MRI-Arthroscopy Correlation2012 Miller
    Principles of hand surgery and therapy20173rdTrumble
    Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery: Management of Complications20193rdMyerson
    Rehabilitation of the hand and upper extremity20217thSkirven
    Rheumatology, orthopaedics and trauma at a glance 20122ndSwales
    Rockwood and Matsen’s The Shoulder 20226thMatsen
    Rothman-Simeone and Herkowitz’s The Spine20187thGarfin
    Shoulder and Elbow Injuries in Athletes2018 Arciero
    The Shoulder and Elbow: Pain Medicine 2022Waldman
    Shoulder arthroplasty.20193rdEdwards
    Shoulder Instability: A Comprehensive Approach2012 Provencher
    Skeletal trauma: basic science, management, and reconstruction20206thBrowner
    The Spine: Pain Medicine 2022Waldman
    Spine Secrets 20213rdDevlin
    Spine Surgery: Techniques, Complication Avoidance and Management20123rdBenzel
    Surgery of the hip20202ndBerry
    Surgical Techniques of the Shoulder, Elbow, and Knee in Sports Medicine: Expert Consult – Online and Print20132ndCole
    Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics20226thHerring
    Tachdjian’s Procedures in Pediatric Orthopaedics2017 Herring
    Techniques in Hip Arthroscopy and Joint Preservation Surgery2011 Sekiya
    Techniques in Revision Hip and Knee Arthroplasty2015 Scuderi
    Techniques in Wrist and Hand Arthroscopy20172ndSlutsky
    Tendon Surgery of the Hand2012 Tang
    Textbook of the Cervical Spine2015 Shen
    Total knee arthroplasty20203rdScott
    Trauma and orthopaedics at a glance 20161Willmott
    Ultrasound-Guided Musculoskeletal Injections2018 Allen
    Ultrasound Guided Musculoskeletal Procedures in Sports Medicine2021Sirisena