About Orthoracle

Surgery is inherently visual and the optimal demonstration of its techniques requires clear illustration of human anatomy as well as its’ adjustment. The stepwise and defined nature of an operation is best imparted by a series of still, high definition images. This is impractical with books due to size and cost restraints but ideally suited to our medium. Using our the OrthOracle platform it is also possible to provide a far more comprehensive guide to all aspects of the surgical journey than can be done with a book.

The mission statement of OrthOracle is to optimise Surgical education to improve patients outcomes. We do this by documenting in comprehensive detail the key stages involved in assessment, decision making, operative technique and rehabilitation for each operation covered. To aid learning and demonstrate your attainment we have developed detailed CPD modules for each operation which can be taken after the academic content has been read.

All the images are taken from live operations and the operative instruction is written by our editorial board of experienced Orthopaedic Surgeons.

All OrthOracle editors are co-owners of the site. An operations inclusion on OrthOracle does not imply that this is the only way of performing any particular technique. 

The detailing of particular products or implants on OrthOracle should not be taken as an indication that these are superior to other similar products ,which may perform to similar standards, nor is it an endorsement by OrthOracle or the Royal College of Surgeons of England nor The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

The operative technique demonstrated using any implant is the authors own and as they use in their practice. Its demonstration is not an endorsement by OrthOracle ,the Royal Colleges of  Surgeons or the manufacturer and should not be regarded as such. Full technical and operative details are available from each manufacturer and should be consulted and relied upon.

Mark Herron FRCS

Managing Editor


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