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From The CriticsReviewer: Benjamin A Goldberg, M.D.(University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This book answers 49 questions regarding clinical decision making processes for dealing with patients with shoulder pathology. The answers are typically several pages in length.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide orthopedic surgeons or residents concise answers to clinical problems that they will encounter.
Audience: According to the authors, the book is written for residents through practicing orthopedic surgeons. In my opinion, it is more suited for residents or medical students going into orthopedics.
Features: The book provides brief answers to 49 clinical questions on shoulder pathology. For example, it covers well when an athlete can return to a game after a stinger. The issue is trying to determine the question that a clinician may ask and whether that particular question is in this book. In this sense, the book is not really a good resource because with only 49 questions posed, the likelihood is high that a problem is not included. However, if one wants to learn about a very specific clinical question in only a few pages, this is a good book.
Assessment: This is similar to a book for medical students that asks clinical questions and provides answers, but dedicated to clinical issues of the shoulder.