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O'Neill, a well-respected knee surgeon and sports psychologist who has been practicing for over 20 years, here covers different types of knee surgery, from arthroscopy to total knee replacement (TKR). His recovery program is a three-prong approach: exercise, movement patterns/sport, and aerobic training. All three prongs have levels A, B, and C of exercises, and readers must judge when they are ready to progress up a level; there is no set schedule. The prongs and levels are illustrated with clear photographs and descriptions of workout movements. This is a patient-centered approach, and O'Neill is passionate about how much the patient has to contribute to the preparation for and rehabilitation from knee surgery. Some notable sections specifically cover the mind-body connection, e.g., facing and coping with negative self-talk. O'Neill writes in a style welcoming and accessible to laypeople. His down-to-earth tone, optimistic outlook, and expert advice make this like a "portable knee doctor," as he intends. Recommended for public library and specialist orthopedic/rehabilitation collections.
—Elizabeth J. Eastwood