Shoulderby Charles A. Rockwood (Editor), Frederick A. Matsen (Editor), Michael A. Wirth (Editor), Douglas T. Harryman
The new edition of this classic work covers the foundations of shoulder function and dysfunction, practical approaches for patient evaluation, and the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of shoulder-related injuries and conditions. Nearly one third of the material comes from new authors, including expanded coverage of shoulder arthroscopy and new information on anesthesia for shoulder surgery, neurologic problems, and muscle ruptures affecting the shoulder girdle. Other topics include glenohumeral arthritis and its management; occupational shoulder disorders; fractures, dislocations, and acquired problems of the shoulder in children; the shoulder in sports; the stiff shoulder; fractures of the clavicle; and glenohumeral instability. The DVDs contain video clips that demonstrate how to perform open and arthroscopic surgical techniques. Annotation © 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Description: The editors have revised every chapter in this quintessential book on the shoulder. They have updated illustrations, added more depth in the first seven chapters, and have in general strengthened the comprehensiveness of the book. In short, this second edition has helped establish it as THE reference book for the shoulder in medicine.
Purpose: It is meant to be a comprehensive work outlining diagnosis, treatment, and management of shoulder injuries and abnormalities. The editors have succeeded in making this work practical and to the point. In addition, they have added a CD-ROM program for the operative surgeon.
Audience: This book would be of interest to anyone who deals with patients with shoulder problems. It would make a good reference book for practitioners, whether they are surgeons or not. The organization of the book is not, thankfully, dominated by surgical procedures. Instead, it helps treat and manage. I also think it would be useful for learners (residents and fellows, as well as other professionals such as physical therapists and trainers).
Features: This two-volume text is liberally augmented with illustrations, the majority of which appear to be extremely well done. References are up to date and current, and the book is well indexed. The table of contents shows that the editors have chosen to divide the text based upon major common pathology and their approach to diagnosis and management. I particularly enjoyed the first seven chapters, which contained the best overview of the biomechanics of the shoulder I have come across.
Assessment: This continues to remain the quintessential reference work on the shoulder. I think it has been well laid out and is easy to use. Because of the significant advancements in shoulder pathology treatment, this remains a particularly useful book. The second edition certainly offers new information to justify replacement of the first edition. My congratulations to the editors and contributors of this significant work.
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