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What resources should I use for the FRCS Tr & Orth?

There are many reference books avalaible for the FRCS Tr and Orth.  It is important to choose one that you like and stick to it. There are many other resources also.

For Part 1 we recommend a broad base of readinging and then taking all practice questions you can find.  This will stand you in good stead for the exam.  Some books are harder than others.  In general successful candidates score >70% on orthobullets and >60% on most other resources.


Here are a list of recommended books?

Front PageLinkAuthor

Handbook of Fractures
Egol, Koval, Zuckerman
Surgical Exposures in Orthopaedics: The Anatomic ApproachStanley Hoppenfeld
Miller's Review of Orthopaedics, 7eMiller
AAOS Comprehensive Orthopaedic Review 2
Postgraduate Orthopaedics: The Candidate's Guide to the FRCS (Tr and Orth) ExaminationBanaszkiewicz
Postgraduate Orthopaedics: Mcqs And Emqs For The Frcs (Tr & Orth)Sri-Ram
Postgraduate Orthopaedics: Viva Guide for the FRCS (Tr & Orth) ExaminationBanaszkiewicz
Orthopaedic Surgery Review: Questions and AnswersMark Sokolowski
Basic Orthopaedic Sciences: The Stanmore Guide (Hodder Arnold Publication)Manoj Ramachandran
Oswestry Orthopaedic Basic Sciences for the FRCS (Orth)B Balain and Dr V N Cassar Pullic
FRCS Trauma and Orthopaedics Viva (Oxford Higher Specialty Training Higher Revision)Nev Davies
Examination Techniques in OrthopaedicsNick Harris
Current Orthopaedic Practice – a Concise Guide for Postgraduate ExamsSanjeev Agarwal
Orthopaedic Basic Science for the Postgraduate Examination: Practice MCQs and EMQsS.J. Dawson-Bowling, I.R. McNamara , B.J. Ollivere
Orthopaedic Basic and Clinical Science for the Postgraduate Examination: Viva Practice & DiagramsS.J. Dawson-Bowling, I.R. McNamara , B.J. Ollivere
Apley and Solomon's Concise System of Orthopaedics and Trauma, Fourth EditionApley & Solomon
Netter's Concise Orthopaedic Anatomy, Updated Edition, 2e (Netter Basic Science)Jon C. Thompson


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