There is a growing number of orthopaedic websites on the Internet.These can be a valuable source of additional material.

As mentioned in the second edition there is a less strong ‘peer review’ process to anything that appears online and the quality is variable. In general, regard the majority of online sources as supplements rather than replacements for a good quality general textbook.



Originally developed as a learning tool for residents preparing for their board exams, the Orthopaedics Hyperguide is now used by practicing surgeons, as well as residents studying for their board exams.



OrthoBullets.com, an orthopaedic standardized test preparation website designed to prepare orthopaedic residents for the OITE and the ABOS Written Boards. While the primary purpose of OrthoBullets.com is to be a test preparation site, it also functions as an effective review resources for the practicing generalist orthopaedic surgeon.

Highly recommended. Superb site for trainees. Especially good trainee feedback for the MCQ/EMI questions.

Orthopaedic Web Links (OWL)


OWL is an index of online information for orthopaedic surgeons, residents, nurses, and allied health professionals interested in orthopaedic surgery and traumatology. OWL is a free, web-based resource designed to help you find online orthopaedic information quickly and easily. Not particularly exam orientated but may allow you to find articles of use



A free nonprofit educational resource for surgeons, patients and those preparing for the Australian FRACS Orthopaedic Examination.

Excellent website. Different feel than U.K. based equivalent sites.

Material obviously has an Australian slant but there is enough there to interest the UK trainee


Location: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/

Internet interface to the National Library of Medicine’s Medline Database. Citations of over 100 orthopaedic journals with a sophisticated search engine.

The Bone School


An online orthopaedic textbook. Designed for orthopaedic trainees and other interested parties. Covers all topic for fellowship examination. Based in Australia.Most areas of the orthopaedic syllabus are very well written however a few areas didn’t contain quite the detail expected.

Who Named it?


Whonamedit.com is a biographical dictionary of medical eponyms. 



We used this resource for our own examination preparation. Most subject areas were superb containing information not available anywhere else. It was not comprehensive and information had to be supplemented with reading elsewhere but this wasn’t a major issue.

The website is now professionally run but due to the costs of running a website charges for use. The price for registration is currently £58.75 for 1 year’s membership.

This is a significant amount of money if membership is renewed every year for 4-5 years of specialist registrar training. This has proved deeply unpopular amongst trainees and feedback suggests they may join for a year and then not bother to renew their subscription.

Recently subscriptions have been stopped with a view to updating the site and adding it to the BOA website.



Musculoskeletal website that’s deals with tumour related issues. Various topics covered include history, management, metastatic bone disease, primary bone tumours, radiology, soft tissue sarcoma and surgical principles.

Flinders University

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 web site was originally called South Australia Orthopaedic trainees notes. We used this resource extensively in our preparation for the FRCS (Tr&Orth) exam. We found it to be an excellent different alternative to Orthoteers.Looking at the notes again we are unsure if it has been updated much if at all in the ensuring years

PAB 30/7/2012

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