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For more than seven decades, the staff physicians at Campbell Clinic have published what has become widely regarded as the preeminent international text on orthopaedic surgery, Campbell’s Operative Orthopaedics.

The premiere edition of Campbell’s Operative Orthopaedics was written in 1939 by Dr. Willis C. Campbell and has been revised and updated by physicians on our staff every five to seven years since. Today, the text is written entirely by Campbell Clinic surgeons, with The Campbell Foundation providing all the necessary research, editorial, graphics and clerical support for the publication.

Edited by our Drs. S. Terry Canale and James H. Beaty, and authored by more than 40 other physicians here, Campbell’s Operative Orthopaedics continues to define the specialty, guiding readers through when and how to perform every state-of-the-art procedure that’s worth using. Often called “the definitive orthopaedic surgery reference,” the four-volume 12th Edition published by Elsevier is the most recent version of the textbook, and it was released in 2013.


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Highlights of the updated Campbell’s Operative Orthopaedics include:

  • Replacing all 7,000 illustrations with carefully created, detailed drawings, providing readers with a clear window into the best orthopaedic techniques.
  • Replacing all older clinical photos with new full-color high-quality digital diagnostic images.
  • Providing access to the accompanying website.
  • Adding extensive coverage of evidence-based surgery throughout, currently the hottest topic in orthopaedics.
  • Expanding the online video library by two-thirds.


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Campbell Clinic and Elsevier now also publish a new, condensed text, set for release in May 2015. Ideal for orthopaedic surgeons who need a practical resource covering the top procedures in the field, Campbell’s Core Orthopaedic Procedures utilizes a succinct format that focuses solely on the surgical techniques critical in helping achieve optimal patient outcomes. Featuring step-by-step procedures used at the Campbell Clinic, this new resource offers practical, concise solutions for every patient scenario.

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