Orthopaedic Knowledge Update

Orthopaedic Knowledge Update
12th Ed.
2017 © American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Jonathan N. Grauer, MD
ISBN-10: 1-62552-553-2 / ISBN-13: 978-1-62552-553-6
eISBN-13: 978-1-62552-554-3


New knowledge to advance your clinical practice.

OKU 12 brings you a comprehensive synthesis of the latest clinical thinking and best practices across all orthopaedic specialty areas. Keep pace with the rapidly changing body of orthopaedic knowledge and clinical practice with OKU’s objective, balanced coverage in easily accessible formats, including new on-demand, fully-searchable digital versions.

Backed by clinical research, informed by practical experience and rigorously edited by specialty thought leaders, OKU 12 is the most up-to-date resource available anywhere for delivering high-quality orthopaedic patient care today.

An essential resource at every level of orthopaedic specialization:

  • • Daily practice – enhance patient care with clinical guidelines and best practices supported by the latest evidence
  • • Ongoing learning – explore vast amounts of new knowledge and clinical thinking across all orthopaedic specialty areas
  • • First-time board certification – access information you need to know but won’t find in most textbooks
  • • Maintenance of Certification (MOC) – prepare with confidence with objective, unbiased coverage of key topics and concepts

All-new content from the top minds in orthopaedics:

  • • 800 pages of new content
  • • Person-centered care
  • • Pain management
  • • Traumatic bone loss
  • • Orthopaedic infection
  • • Vertebral compression fractures
  • • High-tech genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics
  • • Completely new chapters on Bone Grafting, Shoulder Arthritis, and Regulation Approval of Orthopaedic Products

Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"OKU remains the first line review for virtually all orthopedic surgeons and residents. This update not only maintains the standards of the previous 10 OKUs, but continues on the path of improving the delivery of information."

-- Mark Hutchinson, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine) Doody's Review

"Because of the frequency of publication, OKU 10 has the advantage of more recent editing and a focus on the latest information and accepted principles. "I think it is the single most important publication for orthopaedic surgeons in training or in practice."

-- Dr. Flynn, MD (Editor OKU 10) - Doody's Review - previous edition

"In the tradition of previous Orthopaedic Knowledge Updates, this one is an outstanding reference on general orthopedics that will be a great help to residents in training for review of the most recent concepts in the management of orthopedic disorders."

--Riad Barmada, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)


OKU has become the core reference for residents in training as a source of fundamental broad knowledge in preparation for in-training and boards. All practicing orthopedic surgeons will find it a great source of current general orthopedic knowledge to assure they are ready for their next required maintenance of certification or recertification examination.

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