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Doody ReviewsReviewer: Mark R Hutchinson, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This book and DVD on the knee is one in the Advanced Arthroscopy series from the Arthroscopy Association of North America. This publication also includes access to a searchable online version.
Purpose: The goal of the series is to present the best the world's leading organization on arthroscopy has to offer on arthroscopic techniques for the shoulder, hip, ankle, elbow, wrist, and the knee. These are lofty goals that I likely would trust no other organization to accomplish. Richard Ryu, AANA's past president, the lead editor for the series, has brought together experts in each anatomic area to author the individual titles. This book on the knee is edited by Rob Hunter and Nick Sgaglione, both well known as great educators and arthroscopists.
Audience: Like all the books in this series, this one clearly targets orthopedic surgeons at a broad range of skill levels who wish to improve their arthroscopic skills. Residents to established arthroscopists will get great benefit from reading this book and viewing the supplemental videos on the DVD. The contributors are a literal who's who of specialists in a broad range of knee arthroscopic techniques.
Features: This comprehensive book covers basic setup and diagnosis for complex cartilage, meniscal, and ligamentous reconstructive techniques. The DVD does a wonderful job of adding depth to the book, and access to the online version enables readers to reference the book anywhere they need it.
Assessment: The editors have done a wonderful job of creating a go-to, current reference on knee arthroscopy. I have eagerly activated my online access which will allow me to use this reference at home, in the OR, or wherever I have Internet access. I am sure many of my colleagues will take similar advantage of this quality offering from AANA.