Somerset orthopaedic surgeon’s books ranked world-beating

8 March 2021

A Somerset orthopaedic surgeon who is also an active author and researcher has had his books ranked as among the best in the world according to BookAuthority, the world’s leading site for book recommendations by thought leaders.Firas Arnaout

Firas Arnaout is an orthopaedic surgeon at Practice Plus Group Hospital, Shepton Mallet (formerly Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre). His book “Concise Orthopaedic Notes” is among ‘the eight best new orthopaedic books to read in 2021’ and the e-version is among the top seven.

Another of his books, “The Concise Orthopaedic Revision Notes” is ranked in ‘the 100 best orthopaedic e-books of all time’.

His books are ‘must-reads’ for medical students, surgical trainees and those developing their surgical careers. Firas has an interest in orthopaedic educational development, is a regular convenor for educational events at Orthopaedic Research UK. He has been published in international peer-reviewed journals and has presented his work at both national and international orthopaedic meetings.

Commenting on the rankings for his books Firas said: “I am delighted and humbled that my books have been identified as world leaders by BookAuthority. I am committed to ensuring that those starting out in and developing their surgical careers have access to the best information and education resources.”

Andrew Oakerbee, Hospital Director at Practice Plus Group Hospital, Shepton Mallet added: “Firas’ success as an author stands testament to his extraordinary knowledge, ability and experience as an orthopaedic surgeon and educator. We were delighted to welcome him to our team last year and his appointment is an example of our commitment to recruiting the very best people to the benefit of our patients.”