Trauma & Orthopaedics

Electronic Resources

The NHS subscribes to key healthcare databases, full text journals, e-books and more for its staff. To access these you need to have an Athens username and password. You can obtain one by self-registering at:

An Athens Self-Registration leaflet is available from the Education Centre Libraries at Good Hope, Heartlands, Solihull and Queen Elizabeth hospital

E-Books Collection

(Require Athens Registration)


Staff can access the following Trauma & Orthopaedics full text electronic journals through their Athens account from the ASK Discovery Tool

  • Acta Orthopaedica
  • Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery*
  • Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
  • European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery*
  • Injury
  • International Journal of Trauma and Orthopaedic Nursing**
  • International Orthopaedics
  • Journal of Emergencies, Trauma and Shock
  • Journal of Hand Surgery
  • Journal of Trauma Management and Outcomes
  • Journal of Trauma Nursing
  • Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Orthopaedics and Trauma
  • Orthopaedic Clinics of North America
  • Orthopaedic Nursing
  • Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
  • Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction
  • Trauma**

*Journals with embargoes

**Journals with closed runs

Useful Websites

This section lists some useful websites, organisations, professional bodies, and Patient information sites useful for Trauma & Orthopaedics professionals.

ASK –UHB Discovery Tool

This is a “Google” type tool enabling a “one search” for guidelines, eBooks, eJournals and full text articles. Access via Athens

Clinical Key
Clinical Key enables searching from a single platform across eBooks, eJournals, procedural videos, drug information, patient information and images. Access via Athens.

Cochrane Bone, Joint, Muscle Trauma Group

Produces systematic reviews of evidence for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of fractures, dislocations and soft tissue injuries.

DASH Outcome Measure

Reliable instrument for clinicians to assess any or all joints in the upper extremity. Shorter version called Quick DASH is also available

Foot and Ankle Hyperbook

Resource for education in foot and ankle surgery and aimed at UK Orthopaedic Trainees.


A targeted “current awareness” service for high impact documents in your area.

Map of Medicine

MoM is a visual representation of evidence-based, practice-informed pathways. Pathways related to  elective hip and knee surgery, wrist fracture and others are available. Access is via Athens.

MedlinePlus – Bones, Joints and Muscles

Features extensive information on drugs, illustrated medical encyclopaedia, patient information and latest health news.

National Joint Registry  

Database of information collected from all hip and knee replacement procedures in England and Wales.


Includes surgical approaches to the shoulder, original manuals for surgical equipment and latest abstracts of research papers

NHS Evidence

24/7 website for accessing recent guidelines, Cochrane Systematic Reviews and primary literature from healthcare databases.