This textbook is based on the curriculum for US, UK, Canadian and Australasian Orthopedic trainees. It offers an in-depth summary of the knowledge needed to pass the boards and FRCS examination in Trauma and Orthopedic surgery. The focus is on basic information on every orthopedic subspecialty, including: surgical anatomy, basic sciences, adult reconstruction, pediatric orthopedics, foot and ankle surgery, orthopedic pathology, the spine, sports surgery, upper limb, wrist and hand surgery, and orthopedic traumas. All sections are written by experts in the respective field and utilize a consistent bullet-point format, chosen to facilitate the learning experience and help readers memorize and organize knowledge. A clear and concise take-home message section precedes each topic, and key references are highlighted at the end of each chapter. Dr Cyril Mauffrey is Director of Orthopedic Research in the Department of Orthopedics, Denver Health / University of Colorado. Dr Mauffrey is strongly involved in publishing activities as Section Editor for the European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology as well as Deputy Editor for Patient Safety in Surgery Journal. Dr Mauffrey has also already co-edited the book External Fixation in Orthopedic Traumatology. Dr David Hak is Professor and Associate Director in the Department of Orthopedics, Denver Health / University of Colorado. Dr Hak has Medical Student and Resident Teaching Presentations at the University of Colorado. His AO (North America) Course Faculty and Presentations started in 1996 and are still ongoing as course evaluator or course moderator. Dr Hak also serves as the Editor in chief of the AO North America News.