Description: This is a well-illustrated and informative treatment of surgical procedures performed on the elbow. Beautiful intraoperative photography supplemented with clear line drawings make this book an outstanding operative atlas.
Purpose: The purpose is to "demonstrate the surgical procedures that are effective for the management of elbow pathology." The elbow is often involved as compared to the knee, hip, or shoulder, and this book is a useful addition to the orthopedic literature.
Audience: The book is targeted to the practicing orthopedic surgeon, but it would also be very useful to the orthopedic resident who is learning new procedures. The author is a well-respected elbow surgeon, and the individual chapters are written by physicians who are preeminently qualified and experienced.
Features: The book is well organized, indexed, and referenced. The illustrations are of superior quality.
Assessment: This book is extremely useful to the orthopedic surgeon doing elbow surgery. The illustrations and diagrams are extremely clear and informative. Sections on preoperative diagnosis and postoperative management provide a thoughtful and logical approach to common surgical problems about the elbow.