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Netter's Concise Orthopaedic Anatomy, 2e (Netter Basic Science) [Paperback]

Jon C. Thompson MD
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October 27, 2009 1416059873 978-1416059875 2

Netter's Concise Orthopaedic Anatomy is a best-selling, portable, full-color resource excellent to have on hand during your orthopaedic rotation, residency, or as a quick look-up in practice. Jon C. Thompson presents the latest data in thoroughly updated diagnostic and treatment algorithms for all conditions while preserving the popular at-a-glance table format from the previous edition. You'll get even more art from the Netter Collection as well as new radiologic images that visually demonstrate the key clinical correlations and applications of anatomical imaging. For a fast, memorable review of orthopaedic anatomy, this is a must-have.

  • Maintains the popular at-a-glance table format that makes finding essential information quick and convenient.
  • Contains useful clinical information on disorders, trauma, history, physical exam, radiology, surgical approaches, and minor procedures in every chapter.
  • Lists key information on bones, joints, muscles, and nerves in tables correlate to each Netter image.
  • Highlights key material in different colors-pearls in green and warnings in red-for easy reference.
  • Features both plain film and advanced radiographic (CT and MRI) images, along with cross-sectional anatomic plates for an even more thorough visual representation of the material.
  • Includes additional common surgical approaches to give you a broader understanding of techniques.
  • Incorporates reorganized Complicated Arthology tables for large joints, such as the shoulder, knee, and hip, for increased clarity and to incorporate new artwork and additional clinical correlations.
  • Reflects new data and current diagnostic and treatment techniques through updates to the Disorders and Fractures sections and the Physical Exam and Anatomic tables in each chapter.
  • Presents the very latest developments in the field through thoroughly updated diagnostic and treatment algorithms for all clinical conditions.

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Product Details

  • Series: Netter Basic Science
  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Saunders; 2 edition (October 27, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416059873
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416059875
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,840 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Kindle iPad Version Near-Useless November 6, 2012
By Jo Aska
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I own the paper and kindle version, and use it on an iPad, Kindle Fire and Galaxy S3. In the kindle version, each "page" is actually a single scanned picture. This means you cannot highlight / annotate the text. It is also very slow to load. On the iPad, there is some technical error where the software will get into "load screen" loops; extremely annoying when trying to use the text as a reference. On the Kindle Fire and S3, the book is much slower to use than other books due to the size and use of images instead of text. You also cannot search the text.

Content is still great but the Kindle version is subpar.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Reference April 10, 2010
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Purchased as a personal reference, and as a visual aid in explaining things to patients who have questions about their problems. Just received the book early this morning, and began going through it. This book is excellent. I really like the fact that this is about orthopedics and only orthopedics. Previously I had used a set of the Netter flash cards for this purpose, but a colleague showed me this, and it was much better for our purposes. Unlike the flash cards, this is a handy "all in one" reference, and it is not cluttered up with information unrelated to my area of practice. Also, I can drop it in the pocket of my lab coat if I want to take it along. No cards to fumble through or misplace. If you are working in orthopedics, or planning to do so, I would recommend this book without reservation.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Five star book, 1 star kindle edition November 6, 2012
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This book is amazing and essential. The kindle edition is pretty poor. No search, links don't work, crashes the app constantly. You're better off with the hard copy.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Them are some impressive bones... November 17, 2010
Format:Paperback
Like most people, I picked this one up during the 4th year of medical school to help me with orthopaedic rotations. After using netter's atlas extensively during the 1st year of medical school, I was a little concerned that the book would be filled with too many points that didn't relate to orthopaedics, even with the word "concise" in its title. I was pleasantly surprised, however, to find that the information in this book had very little superfluous information. In additional to pointing out relevant anatomy, the book did a fantastic job giving tid-bits of information about various orthopaedic conditions that are commonly encountered. Don't get me wrong, you would by no means be an expert on a topic after glancing at the clinical cliff notes of this book, but you at least understand the pathology and treatment behind certain conditions. Another helpful aspect of this book included tables that very clearly spelled out different muscles and their innervations. This came in handy when I was on hand surgical rotations, and several faculty commented that my knowledge of upper extremity anatomy was impressive. The only downside to this book is that it doesn't orient the reader to different surgical approaches. It makes a weak attempt, but many times I found myself guessing on what I was looking at on the surgical field. If you want your anatomy to apply to exactly what the surgeon views, I would recommend Hoppenfields surgical exposure book, which is an excellent companion to this one. Together, they make a great combination that can be used to learn orthopaedic anatomy. As a side note, I cannot say that this book would be a good choice for a beginning medical student. It really is geared toward teaching orthopaedic anatomy alone, and a medical student would miss out on a tremendous amount of anatomy by using this book as their atlas. Better pick another atlas unless you are using this one for its given purpose-to study orthopaedics.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and concise August 25, 2013
By Big Tex
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Excellent basic anatomy text. As a PM&R resident I was looking for a concise yet thorough text and this is it. Great artwork, tables/charts and organization of information. Excellent resource for MSK.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Concise, not pocket sized May 20, 2013
By JWC
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This came recommended from a former Ortho preceptor. Good guide to carry around whether it is to look something up, or for a quick read between patients. But if you're looking at this, chances are you already knew that. Small enough to fit in a large white coat pocket. And, its Netter's, you know what to expect. You know you need it, just go ahead and add it to your cart.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not good for Retina Display August 29, 2012
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Great book by the MAN Netter! Who else would have a picture of himself smoking a stogie in the intro to the basic anatomy book. Legendary.

Unfortunately, the image quality is POOR for retina display, especially my new baby MBP retina. PIXELATED!! Makes me reconsider buying any more e books from kindle/amazon, better off to get the pdf version from somewhere online = Not proprietary, more portable, and MUCH better resolution / text scaling for vector-based retina display!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING! July 12, 2010
By AC
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Amazing book. I keep it in my white coat and pull it out at free moments to review, study, and learn anatomy. It has even more than the large Netter - a lot of new diagrams and charts and tables focused on orthopedics. A must have for med students interested in ortho as a career. It may be too heavy for residents to carry around on a daily basis, however.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Small diagrams, useful tables
I was looking for a CONCISE desk reference. Though the Netter images are great and well illustrated, I wouldn't call this concise. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jennifer Katsuyama
5.0 out of 5 stars Must-have resource for ortho rotations!
This is must-have for orthopedics. It fits on your white coat to quickly review anatomy and important landmarks between cases or between patients in clinic - it is as helpful as... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Skyline
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Bad
I used this book during my 2nd year of med school for orthopedics lectures. It's not bad. In retrospect, I probably would have been fine without it but it is certainly not a... Read more
Published 4 months ago by WG
5.0 out of 5 stars Obligatory reference for hand/ortho
This is simply a must have for ortho residents or MS3/MS4 ortho gunners. Has a lot of commonly tested/pimped questions for MS3/MS4 and the anatomy drawings are high quality... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Amit L. Ramjit
5.0 out of 5 stars For schoo.
It was a Christmas gift for my daughter, who is in P.T. school and she loves it and said it will be very helpful.
Published 5 months ago by F. Kerby
5.0 out of 5 stars never regret it
Nice, simple, straight to the point, full of tables for photographic memory. I really recommend it for junior Ortho residents
Published 5 months ago by Mohammed A. Al-issa
5.0 out of 5 stars Conscise Anatomy and more
This book is amazing. If you are interested in ortho this book is a must buy. All the important netter plates from the big book plus a ton others made specifically with... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Ruckle
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect
This text is perfect for reviewing anatomy before performing procedures. I love the quality images, and its small enough to carry at work
Published 9 months ago by Bernard Toney
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I expected.
Excellent book. Very detailed and just what I needed to increase my knowledge of anatomy. This book will help me at my workplace.
Published 10 months ago by Elizabeth H. Lyons
5.0 out of 5 stars Netter's for Dummies
If you need to know anything about the skeletal system you need this book. I am not a science major but this book made everything very simple and plain and easy to understand. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Marsha Thompson
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