What do you need to learn about orthopedics? What are the most common orthopedic conditions seen by primary care physicians? Shortcut to Orthopaedics answers these questions for medical students and non-orthopedic physicians, minus the information overload found in most textbooks. Photos and X-ray images highlight key principles throughout this practical text. Improve your diagnostic skills with tips on taking an orthopedic history, conducting an orthopedic physical exam, and describing an X-ray. Master common technical procedures are useful in primary care orthopedics. Understand the most common types of orthopedic trauma and conditions you’ll encounter in children, adults, and the elderly. This guide is a treasure trove of what generalist physicians need to know to treat urgent orthopedic conditions, trauma, and more elective conditions, recommend it highly to all primary care docs.