This fifteenth volume in the EUROPEAN INSTRUCTIONAL LECTURES series continues the format of educational chapters from across Orthopaedics and Traumatology contributed by distinguished Orthopaedic Educators in Europe. It provides current material and major advances covering a range of topics including General Orthopaedics, Basic Science and Technology, Musculoskeletal Tumours, Infections, Paediatric Orthopaedics, Trauma, Spine, Upper Limb, Hip, Knee and Lower Leg. All the chapters are based on lectures presented at the 16th EFORT Congress in Prague, Czech Republic. The lectures are an authoritative source of information illustrated by radiographs, MRI, CT and PET Scans, operative photographs, tables and line drawings as appropriate. They are an invaluable source of instruction for Surgeons and Trainees alike. This book was edited by Professor George Bentley, Chairman, Scientific Publications Committee of EFORT.
Professor George Bentley is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Director of the Institute of Orthopaedics, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Brockley Hill, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA 4LP, UK. He is Director of Clinical Studies, Clinical Training and Research Advisor. Furthermore, he is Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Trust, Stanmore. He is Past President of EFORT, Chairman Awards and Prizes Committee and Chairman Scientific Publication Committee.