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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Mark R Hutchinson, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This two-volume textbook is designed to serve as an extensive reference for the diagnosis and treatment of knee disorders.
Purpose: The author's primary objective is to present a thorough and provocative text that might stimulate and encourage all of the professionals involved in the understanding and treatment of knee disorders. The text succeeds in serving as an excellent reference, and on occasion it is thought-provoking.
Audience: Although the author defines his audience as all professionals involved in understanding and treating knee disorders, the surgical emphasis makes the text most suitable as a reference for orthopedic residents or orthopedic surgeons. Dr. Scott is highly respected in the field and is one of the few leading authorities in both arthroscopy and ligament reconstruction and total knee arthroplasty.
Features: Do not let the bland, black cover restrict you from opening and exploring this excellent reference. The illustrations and radiographs are of good quality and are helpful. The references are up-to-date and pertinent. The index is particularly extensive and complete, which enhances the text's use as a reference. Perhaps the most unique features are the contributions from associated professionals, including nurses, anesthesiologists, radiologists, and therapists, that enhance the treatment of knee disorders.
Assessment: This book serves as an excellent reference for all involved in the understanding and treatment of knee disorders. The contributors are preeminent surgeons and professionals in various stages of their careers, which I believe serves to maintain the focus of this text as a reference, rather than as a report of ancedotal experiences. It would be a worthy and valuable addition to institutional and personal orthopedic libraries.