Editors: S. Terry Canale, MD; James H. Beaty, MD; and Frederick M. Azar, MD
Publisher: Elsevier – 455 pages
Book Review by: Nano Khilnani

This is a book about the top 100 most frequently-used orthopedic procedures at the Campbell Clinic of the University of Tennessee, as well as generally performed worldwide by orthopedic surgeons, both generalists and specialists. These surgical techniques are based on the 12th edition of Campbell’s Orthopedic Procedures.

The editors point out that only information about the procedures is given in this book, and indications, contraindications, outcomes, complications, and alternative treatments are not given in it.

Forty professors – all working at the University of Tennessee Campbell Clinic – contributed their knowledge and skills to this valuable collection of surgical know-how in orthopedics. The material is organized around a dozen sections, with a few sections having special focus on some parts of the human frame:

  • General
  • Hip Arthroplasty
  • Treatment of Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and Osteonecrosis
  • Knee Arthroplasty
  • Ankle Arthroplasty / Arthrodesis
  • Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • Elbow Arthroplasty
  • Spine
  • Sports Medicine
    • Patellofemoral Instability
    • Arthroscopic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
    • Posterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
    • Achilles Tendon Rupture
    • Shoulder Instability
    • Biceps Tendon Rupture
    • Elbow
  • Trauma
    • Fractures
    • Compartment Syndrome
    • Fractures in Children
  • Hand and Wrist
  • Foot and Ankle
    • Local Anesthesia
    • Hallux Vagus

This book arose out of requests over the years for a collection in a single volume of the most popular procedures.

It is richly illustrated with mostly full-color drawings and photographs, accompanied by detailed step-by-step instructions on how to perform the surgical procedures. At the end of each chapter you will find a short section entitled Postoperative Care.

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You can also view 17 videos of specific orthopedic procedures, numbered and entitled as follows:

10-1: Minimally Invasive Total Knee Arthroplasty
17-1: Supracondylar Osteotomy for the Arthritic Valgus Knee
21-1: Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
22-1: Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
23-1: Total Elbow Arthroplasty # 1
23-2: Total Elbow Arthroplasty # 2
25-1: Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
30-1: Microscopic Lumbar Discectomy
48-1: Rotator Cup Repair
61-1: Reconstruction Nailing of Femoral Fractures
66-1: Intramedullary Nailing of Forearm Fractures
70-1: Supracondylar Fractures of the Humerus Pinning Technique
75-1: Screw Fixation of Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
80-1: Scaphoid Repair: Dorsal Approach
90-1: Modified Keller Bunionectomy
91-1: Chevron Osteotomy for Halgus Vallus
95-1: Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Calcaneal Fractures



S. Terry Canale, MD is Harold B. Boyd Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Tennessee Campbell Clinic in Memphis, Tennessee.
James. H. Beaty, MD is Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Tennessee Campbell Clinic in Memphis, Tennessee.
Frederick M. Azar, MD is Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Tennessee Campbell Clinic, and Chief of Staff of the Campbell Clinic in Memphis, Tennessee.


William E. Albers, MD
Frederick M. Azar, MD
James H. Beaty, MD
James H. Calandruccio, MD
Francis X. Camillo, MD
S. Terry Canale, MD
David L. Cannon, MD
Kevin B. Cleveland, MD
Andrew M. Crenshaw, Jr., MD
John R. Crockarell, Jr., MD
Gregory D. Dabov, MD
Raymond J. Gardocki, MD
James L. Guyten, MD
James W. Harkess, MD
Robert K. Heck, Jr., MD
Susan N. Ishikawa, MD
Mark T. Jobe, MD
Derek M. Kelly, MD
David G. Lavelle, MD
Santos F. Martinez, MD
Anthony A. Mascioli, MD
Marc. J. Mihalko, MD
William W. Mihalko, MD
Robert H. Miller III, MD
G. Andrew Murphy, MD
Ashley L. Park, MD
Edward A. Perez, MD
Barry B. Phillips, MD
David R. Richardson, MD
E. Greer Richardson, MD
Matthew I. Rudloff, MD
Jeffrey R. Sawyer, MD
Thomas W. Throckmorton, MD
Patrick C. Toy, MD
William C. Warner Jr., MD
John C. Weinlein, MD
A Paige Whittle, MD
Keith D. Williams, MD
Dexter H. Witte, MD
George W. Wood II, MD