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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Benjamin A Goldberg, M.D.(University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This is a modern textbook on shoulder arthroscopy using currently available techniques.
Purpose: "The purpose is to keep pace with the rapidly progressing techniques of arthroscopic shoulder surgery. These are worthy objectives as the techniques and implants have evolved and improved even over the last few years and are met in this book. "
Audience: It is written for orthopedic surgeons interested in performing arthroscopic shoulder surgery. The authors and contributors are world renowned.
Features: The book covers basic techniques, multiple techniques on instability by several authors, treatment of labral tears, acromioclavicular pathology, rotator cuff tears, and subacromial disorders. Additionally, it covers treatment of synovitis, arthritis, periglenoid cysts, and arthroscopic capsular release. This book nicely incorporates several techniques for the same problem instead of merely describing the "preferred method." A shortcoming is not providing a method for subacromial bursectomy without acromioplasty for symptomatic bursitis.
Assessment: This is a high quality book that compares nicely to other arthroscopy texts. It provides multiple techniques on a problem, whereas many others focus on only the author's preferred method. This is a worthy companion to the authors' prior book, An Atlas of Shoulder Surgery (Martin Dunitz, 1998).