This compilation of over 60,000 entries, fully cross-indexed for quick access, was built from a base vocabulary of 48,000 medical words, phrases, abbreviations and acronyms. The extensive A-Z list was developed from the database of "Stedman's Medical Dictionary", 25th ed, and supplemented by terminology found in the current medical literature. "Stedman's Orthopaedic Words" includes terminology of orthopaedics and orthopaedic surgery, paediatric orthopaedics, neurology and neurosurgery, sports medicine, and podiatry. The user should find listed thousands of fractures, diseases, infections and tumours, surgical techniques and procedures, prostheses and orthotics, and other device and instrument names. For a shortcut to podiatry terms, equipment names and fractures names, see the appendices located at the back of the book.