Visit Store
Visit Store
News & Articles > 4 Star Review for Campbell’s Operative Orthopedics, 13th Edition

Campbell’s Operative Orthopaedics – 4 Volume Set, 13th Edition

By Frederick M Azar, MD, S. Terry Canale, MD and James H. Beaty, MD
Reviewed by: Mark R Hutchinson, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
ISBN: 9780323374620
Pub Date: 11/21/16



This has been a foundational, go-to reference for orthopedic surgeons around the world for over 75 years. This 13th edition represents the continued efforts by the editors and publisher to maintain its preeminent position as both current and comprehensive. In addition to the four-volume print version, the accompanying ebook version allows complete access to the text on any computer or electronic device, as well as bonus videos, links to references, and the ability to borrow the images for presentations, etc.



The founding purpose is to present the subject of orthopedic surgery in a simple and comprehensive manner. I am most impressed at the authors’ accurate but humble description. Campbell’s is commonly the first reference residents in training and many orthopedic surgeons seek out.



The editors of this edition are highly respected leaders in the field of orthopedics and have brought together a cadre of chapter authors who have achieved the high standards of the 12 previous editions expected by orthopedic surgeons.



This book is truly comprehensive, ranging from general principles and surgical approaches to specific surgical procedures within the subcategories of orthopedic surgery including hand, foot/ankle, adult reconstruction, pediatrics, tumor, and sports medicine. Many surgeons and residents in training will turn first to Campbell’s when researching a question before going to dedicated books or research articles on the topic. The images and drawings are high quality. Techniques are highlighted and broken down in sequential steps.



It was a pleasure to have the opportunity to review this update of one of the classic orthopedic references. If an institutional or personal library had only one book in orthopedics, it should be the most current version of Campbell’s. This 13th edition is a worthy update and maintains the established excellence of previous editions.


Doody’s Review Service Weighted Numerical Score: 95 – 4 Stars!

Leave A Comment


  • spiridon tsirigkakis
    July 26, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    Excellent book.

  • Punar patil
    January 22, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    When will 14th edition arrive??

    • Author
      January 27, 2020 at 2:53 pm

      The planned publication date is 18-DEC-2020.