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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Mark R Hutchinson, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This book is a complete reference and overview of a myriad of procedures and joints that can be approached with the arthroscope. Each chapter addresses a singular topic or joint, making it an easy-to-use reference.
Purpose: The goal of the authors is to provide a single reference source with a "how-to" orientation for all levels of surgeons from arthroscopic residents to arthroscopic subspecialists.
Audience: Dr. Andrews has been a leader, innovator, and teacher in arthroscopy for many years. He and Dr. Timmerman have brought together an impressive collection of authors, including Robert Jackson, who brought arthroscopy to this country from Japan, and Drs. Byrd, Malek, Poehling, Small, and Snyder, who have each provided major advancements and innovations for modern arthroscopy.
Features: Because arthroscopy is a visually dependent procedure, it is an absolute necessity that photos and illustrations used to teach techniques and describe pathology be of the highest quality. This book is filled with premium arthroscopic photos that significantly enhance the reader's ability to understand and be able to reproduce the procedures.
Assessment: Residents, colleagues, orthopedic surgeons, and arthroscopists have often requested a concise overview of diagnostic and operative arthroscopy that could serve as a primer and reference to arthroscopy and arthroscopic procedures. This is it. Other texts are often too extensive for a brief review or too focused to cover all arthroscopy. Dr. Andrews has created a wonderful blend of quick access and thorough coverage of the topic. I believe this text is a worthy addition to the library of any orthopedist who practices arthroscopy and all orthopedic residents.