Surgery: From Head to Toe


Oxford Medicine Online is home to a wide range of texts to help you in your surgical career, whether you’re an established surgeon or in training. Explore the human body from head to toe with chapters from our titles, freely available to read for a limited time.

Head: Obstructive Hydrocephalus from Pediatric Neurosurgery

Neck: Thyroid surgery/parathyroid surgery from Post-operative Complications

Spine: Thoracic Disc Herniation from Spinal Neurosurgery

Shoulder: The Rotator Cuff and Biceps Tendon from Mayo Clinic Principles of Shoulder Surgery

Chest: Current status of lung transplantation from Core Concepts in Cardiac Surgery

Hand: Reconstruction from Hand Surgery: Therapy and Assessment

Lower Abdomen: Caesarean section: Introduction to the ‘World’s No. 1’ Surgical Procedure from Textbook of Caesarean Section

Hips: The complex primary total hip replacement from Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Knee: “Unhappy Triad” of the Knee Joint from Lachman's Case Studies in Anatomy

Legs: Lower limb injury from Emergencies in Sports Medicine

Feet: Operative fixation of Weber B fracture of ankle from Oxford Handbook of Operative Surgery

You can also explore our print titles in Surgery on the Oxford University Press website.