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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Edward Abraham, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This monograph covers current aspects of osteoarthritis treatment by physicians around the world.
Purpose: The purpose is to compile the experiences of the international orthopedic community and to share the information with others in the management of osteoarthritis. These worthy objectives are met.
Audience: The audience is all physicians and others interested in caring for patients with degenerative arthritis of the knee. The editors, Freddie H. Fu, MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Bruce D. Browner, MD, University of Connecticut Health Center, are fully qualified to write on this subject. They are supported by a cast of international contributors from South American, Europe, and Asia.
Features: The nine topics covered include arthroscopic debridement, osteotomy, meniscal transplant, mosaicplasty, second generation autologous chondrocyte implantation technique, unicondylar arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty. The references are current and the photos and illustrations are most instructive.
Assessment: The book is compiled mainly from an international symposium presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in Dallas in 2002. This collection of international contributions is important since it allows readers to learn from the works of overseas colleagues. Orthopedists caring for patients with osteoarthritis are encouraged to purchase this book.