These Notes were produced by Orthopaedic Registrars of the South Australian Training Program to assist study for the Part 2 FRACS Examinations for fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery. These notes were derived from journal articles, clinical meetings and other sources. This material should not replace clinical judgement or any published data regarding patient care or drug dosing.


Mr. C.M.J. Cain MB BS, MD(Adel.), FRACS(Orth) and Mr. P.N. Smith BM BS, FRACS(Orth) were instrumental in the creation of these notes, which were then edited and prepared for the internet by Dr. S.A. Brumby PhD, BM BS and Mr D.J. Hume BSc. Dip. Ed. This project was proposed and supported by the Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery, Flinders Medical Centre and the Repatriation General Hospital.

Version 1.0    Released November 1997