All About Bone: An Owner's Manual / Edition 1

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Overview

Bone is one of the most interesting and unique tissues of the human body. All About Bone: An Owner's Manual tells the intelligent lay reader everything that he or she might want to know about the musculoskeletal system. Chapters cover such diverse topics as osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures, soft tissue injuries, sports medicine, posture, scoliosis, problems of the low back and neck, the knee, the foot, and the hand. There are lists and tables of instructional material, and the text is illustrated with diagrams. A handy glossary is appended. State-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment methods are described in simple terms. Most chapters end with answers to commonly asked questions.

This book was written in response to the many questions patients have asked Dr. Siegel about bone during the course of his orthopedic practice. Some people wanted to know about a specific disease of bone or joint, such as osteoporosis or arthritis. Others asked about injuries, such as fractures or sprains. Still others were curious about how bones metabolize, grow, or mend.

This very practical book reviews such subjects as exercise, back and neck care, athletic injuries, foot care, fractures, posture, and much more. It will teach you how to keep your bones and joints healthy and functioning at top form. All About Bone is a comfortable exposition of everything the reader might want to know or need to know about this most important part of your body. All About Bone provides under a single cover an easily read and understood collation of material available from numerous books, articles, and other reference sources.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Booklist
"Three titles from Dr. Irwin M. Siegel cover the orthopedic bases: 'All About Bone,' 'All About Joints,' and 'All About Muscle.' The books have information both serious and weekend athletes can use to avoid or deal with injury and to maintain strength." -- Associated Press

"If you want to 'bone up' on bone care, All About Bone is a good starting point." ---CARE Magazine

"...covers all kinds of bones, from backs to limbs, and provides overall care instructions as well as guidelines to diseases and problems which affect the body's bones." --The Bookwatch

"Orthopedic surgeon and teacher Siegel combines both aspects of his career in a popular account of what bone is, what it does, and how it goes wrong that will help patients and inform those who simply want, as Siegel says, to bone up on an interesting subject. " -- Booklist

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Edward Abraham, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This text about the human skeleton is written for the layperson. It is based on a general orthopedic surgeon's 40 years of clinical experience.
Purpose: The purpose is to educate the reader on the function and importance of bone and soft tissue in normal and disease states. These important objectives were met for the most part.
Audience: The author is an Associate Professor at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center and his clinical practice was at Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago until his partial retirement a few years ago. He is most qualified to write about this subject matter.
Features: The book covers such topics as osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures, fitness, posture, low back pain, and foot and hand problems. There are no references cited. A useful glossary is provided to help the reader understand the numerous medical terms cited in the text.
Assessment: Although the author's major interest is musculodystrophy, he has a vast current knowledge of the musculoskeletal system. In this text, he has most successfully simplified complex processes and conditions so that anyone reading it can better understand the workings of the human skeleton. I very highly recommend this work to laypersons as well as medical professionals.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Edward Abraham, MD(University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This text about the human skeleton is written for the layperson. It is based on a general orthopedic surgeon's 40 years of clinical experience.
Purpose: The purpose is to educate the reader on the function and importance of bone and soft tissue in normal and disease states. These important objectives were met for the most part.
Audience: The author is an Associate Professor at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center and his clinical practice was at Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago until his partial retirement a few years ago. He is most qualified to write about this subject matter.
Features: The book covers such topics as osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures, fitness, posture, low back pain, and foot and hand problems. There are no references cited. A useful glossary is provided to help the reader understand the numerous medical terms cited in the text.
Assessment: Although the author's major interest is musculodystrophy, he has a vast current knowledge of the musculoskeletal system. In this text, he has most successfully simplified complex processes and conditions so that anyone reading it can better understand the workings of the human skeleton. I very highly recommend this work to laypersons as well as medical professionals.
Edward Abraham
This text about the human skeleton is written for the layperson. It is based on a general orthopedic surgeon's 40 years of clinical experience. The purpose is to educate the reader on the function and importance of bone and soft tissue in normal and disease states. These important objectives were met for the most part. The author is an Associate Professor at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center and his clinical practice was at Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago until his partial retirement a few years ago. He is most qualified to write about this subject matter. The book covers such topics as osteoporosis, arthritis, fractures, fitness, posture, low back pain, and foot and hand problems. There are no references cited. A useful glossary is provided to help the reader understand the numerous medical terms cited in the text. Although the author's major interest is musculodystrophy, he has a vast current knowledge of the musculoskeletal system. In this text, he has most successfully simplified complex processes and conditions so that anyone reading it can better understand the workings of the human skeleton. I very highly recommend this work to laypersons as well as medical professionals.
Bookwatch
...covers all kinds of bones, from backs to limbs, and provides overall care instructions as well as guidelines to diseases and problems which affect the body's bones.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781888799163
  • Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 3/1/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 206

Meet the Author

Along with teaching at Rush-Presbyterian--St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, Irwin M. Siegel focuses his practice on the orthopaedic management of neuromuscular disease. He has lectured both nationally and internationally on the subject of muscular dystrophy and is a national vice-president and medical consultant for the Muscular Dystrophy Association of America.
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Table of Contents

Consider Bone
Osteoporosis
Arthritis
Fractures
Soft Tissue Injuries
Fitness and Bone
Posture
Scoliosis
Low Back Pain
The Neck
The Knee
A Foot User's Guide
The Hand
Congenital Diseases of Bone
Boning Up On History
Some Final Remarks About Better Bones
Glossary
Index
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