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.


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New ejournal content added 15/02/2021
Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 2013-
Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 2012-
Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 1993-
you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)


New ebook content added 09/02/21
Campbell’s Operative Orthopaedics
Evidence-Based Management of Complex Knee Injuries
Netter’s Orthopaedic Clinical Examination
Orthopedic Physical Assessment
Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics

Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)


New ebook content added 20/01/20
Oxford Handbook of Trauma and Orthopaedic Nursing
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)


New ebook content added 01/12/2020
Complications in Orthopaedics: Sports Medicine
Muscle Biopsy

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

Journal Coverage Notes
Arthroplasty Today 2015-
Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery 2007-
BMJ 1840-
BMJ Case Reports 2008- 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 2007-
Bone and Joint Journal (formerly JBJS British) 2013-
Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 2013-
Foot and Ankle Clinics 2007-
Foot and Ankle Surgery 2007-
Foot, The 2007-
Hand Clinics 2007-
Injury 2007-
JAAOS: Global Research and Reviews 2017-
JBJS- See Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
JBJS Case Connector 2011-
JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques 2011-
JBJS Open Access 2016-
JBJS Reviews 2013-
Journal of Arthroplasty, The 2007-
Journal of Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery 2014-
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery – American Volume 1993-
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery – British Volume  (continues as Bone & Joint Journal) 1995-2012
Journal of Children’s Orthopaedics 2007-
Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma 2011-
Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, The 2007-
Journal of Hand Surgery (American) 2007-
Journal of Hand Surgery (European) 2012- Institutional non-Athens username & Password required- contact or 01752439111
Journal of orthopaedic research 2001-
Journal of Orthopaedics 2013


 2004-12 is on free website, 2013 onwards requires Athens account.
Journal of Orthopaedic Science 1996-
Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2006-
Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 1996-
Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 2012-
Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 2007-
Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 1993-
Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery 2012-
Knee, The 2007-
Lancet 2007-
Musculoskeletal Care 2003-
Musculoskeletal Science and Practice 2017- Previously Manual Therapy
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) 1990-
Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics 2007-
Orthopaedics & Traumatology: Surgery & Research 2010-
Orthopaedics and Trauma 2009-
Orthopaedic surgery 2009-
Orthopedic Clinics of North America 2007-
Seminars in Arthroplasty 2007-
Seminars in Spine Surgery 2007-
Spine 1996-
Spine Journal, The 2007-
Trauma 1999- 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

Title Year Edition Author
ABC of common soft tissue disorders 2016 Morris
ABC of Orthopaedics and Trauma 2018 Sugand
The Anterior Cruciate Ligament: Reconstruction and Basic Science 2018 2nd Prodromos
Apley and Solomon’s concise system of orthopaedics and trauma 2014 4th Solomon
Atlas of Image-Guided Spinal Procedures 2018 2nd Furman
Atlas of Orthoses and Assistive Devices 2019 5th Webster
Baxter’s The Foot and Ankle in Sport 2021 3rd Porter
Benzel’s Spine Surgery 2017 4th Steinmetz
Biologics in orthopedic surgery 2019 Mazzocca
Campbell’s Core Orthopaedic Procedures 2016 Canale
Campbell’s Operative Orthopaedics
2021 14th Azar
Clinical care of the runner: assessment, biomechanical principles, and injury management 2020 Harrast
Clinical Orthopaedic Rehabilitation: An Evidence-Based Approach 2018 4th Giangarra
Complications in Orthopaedics: Sports Medicine
2021 Thompson
Crash Course: Rheumatology and orthopaedics (up to 3 simultaneous users) 2013 3rd Elias-Jones
DeLee, Drez, and Miller’s orthopaedic sports medicine: principles and practice 2020 5th Miller
Disorders of the rotator cuff and biceps tendon 2020 Provencher
Emergency Surgery of the Hand 2017 1st English (trans from 4th French) Merle
Essential Orthopaedics 2020 2nd Miller
Evidence-Based Management of Complex Knee Injuries
2021 LaPrade
Fam’s musculoskeletal examination and joint injection techniques 2010 2nd Lawry
Foot and ankle: core knowledge in orthopaedics 2020 2nd Greisberg
Fracture management for primary care and emergency medicine 2020 4th Eiff
Fractures of the Proximal Femur: Improving Outcomes 2011 Waddell
Fundamentals of skeletal radiology 2020 5th Helms
Gartsman’s shoulder arthroscopy 2019 3rd Elkousy
Green’s Operative Hand Surgery 2017 7th Wolfe
Green’s skeletal trauma in children 2020 6th Mencio
Handbook of Splinting and Casting 2012 Thompson
Imaging in Spine Surgery 2018 Ross
Injection techniques in musculoskeletal medicine: a practical manual for clinicians in primary and secondary care. 2019 5th Saunders
Insall & Scott Surgery of the Knee 2018 6th Scott
2012 2nd Safran
The IOC manual of emergency sports medicine 2016 McDonagh
Lumbar interbody fusions 2019 Manjila
Managing Minor Musculoskeletal Injuries and Conditions 2014 Bradley
Mann’s Surgery of the Foot and Ankle 2014 9th Coughlin
Manual of Orthopaedic Terminology 2015 8th Nelson
Medicolegal Reporting in Orthopaedic Trauma 2010 4th Foy
Morrey’s the elbow and its disorders. 2018 5th Morrey
Muscle Biopsy
2021 5th Dubowitz
Musculoskeletal Emergencies 2012 Browner
Musculoskeletal Imaging 2015 2nd Pope
Musculoskeletal MRI 2020 3rd Major
Musculoskeletal Physical Examination: An Evidence-Based Approach 2017 2nd Malanga
Netter’s Orthopaedic Clinical Examination 2022 4th Cleland
Netter’s sports medicine 2018 2nd Madden
2017 2nd Noyes
Operative Elbow Surgery 2012 Stanley
Operative Techniques: foot and ankle surgery 2018  2nd Pfeffer
Operative Techniques: Hand and Wrist Surgery. 2018 3rd Chung
Operative Techniques: Knee Surgery 2018 2nd Miller
Operative techniques: orthopaedic trauma surgery 2020 2nd Schemitsch
Operative techniques: shoulder and elbow surgery. 2019 2nd Lee
Operative Techniques: Spine Surgery. 2018 3rd Baron
Orthopaedic Pathology 2010 5th Bullough
Orthopaedic Surgical Approaches 2015 2nd Miller
Orthopaedics for Physician Assistants 2013 Rynders
Orthopedic Physical Assessment 2021 7th Magee
Orthopedic secrets 2015 4th Namdari
Orthotics and prosthetics in rehabilitation 2020 4th Chui
Oxford Handbook of Musculoskeletal Nursing
(Download for up to 3 months at a time)
2020 2 Oliver
Oxford Handbook of Trauma and Orthopaedic Nursing
(Download for up to 3 months at a time)
2021 2 Jester
Paediatric orthopaedic trauma in clinical practice 2015 Aresti
Partial Knee Arthroplasty: Techniques for Optimal Outcomes 2012 Berend
Pediatric Bone: Biology & Diseases 2012 2nd Glorieux
Pediatric hand therapy 2020 Abzug
Postgraduate Orthopaedics : MCQs and EMQs for the FRCS (Tr & Orth) 2012 2nd Sri-Ram
Postgraduate Orthopaedics : The Candidate’s Guide to the FRCS (Tr & Orth) Examination
Please note we have 3rd ed in print
2012 2nd Banaszkiewicz
Postgraduate Orthopaedics : Viva Guide for the FRCS (Tr & Orth) Examination 2012 2nd Banaszkiewicz
Practical Musculoskeletal Ultrasound 2014 2nd McNally
Practical Orthopaedic Pathology: A Diagnostic Approach 2016 Deyrup
Presentation, Imaging and Treatment of Common Musculoskeletal Conditions: MRI-Arthroscopy Correlation 2012 Miller
Principles of hand surgery and therapy 2017 3rd Trumble
Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgery: Management of Complications 2019 3rd Myerson
Rehabilitation of the hand and upper extremity 2021 7th Skirven
Rheumatology, orthopaedics and trauma at a glance  2012 2nd Swales
Rockwood and Matsen’s The Shoulder 2017 5th Rockwood
Rothman-Simeone and Herkowitz’s The Spine 2018 7th Garfin
Shoulder and Elbow Injuries in Athletes 2018 Arciero
Shoulder arthroplasty. 2019 3rd Edwards
Shoulder Instability: A Comprehensive Approach 2012 Provencher
Skeletal trauma: basic science, management, and reconstruction 2020 6th Browner
Spine Secrets
2021 3rd Devlin
Spine Surgery: Techniques, Complication Avoidance and Management 2012 3rd Benzel
Surgery of the hip 2020 2nd Berry
Surgical Techniques of the Shoulder, Elbow, and Knee in Sports Medicine: Expert Consult – Online and Print 2013 2nd Cole
Tachdjian’s Pediatric Orthopaedics 2022 6th Herring
Tachdjian’s Procedures in Pediatric Orthopaedics 2017 Herring
Techniques in Hip Arthroscopy and Joint Preservation Surgery 2011 Sekiya
Techniques in Revision Hip and Knee Arthroplasty 2015 Scuderi
Techniques in Wrist and Hand Arthroscopy 2017 2nd Slutsky
Tendon Surgery of the Hand 2012 Tang
Textbook of Orthopaedics, Trauma and Rheumatology 2013 2nd Luqmani
Textbook of the Cervical Spine 2015 Shen
Total knee arthroplasty 2020 3rd Scott
Trauma and orthopaedics at a glance  2016 1 Willmott
Ultrasound-Guided Musculoskeletal Injections 2018 Allen