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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Samuel J. Chmell, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This is a compilation of established practices and the latest advances in the field of hip surgery. The editors, Drs. Berry and Lieberman, have assembled a group of expert contributors that reads like a Who's Who in the field of hip surgery.
Purpose: The purpose is to present every relevant aspect of any hip operation. For the most part, this objective is met. Particular attention is paid to arthroplasty, while other hip operations are not covered as thoroughly.
Audience: Hip surgeons who seek the latest information on hip surgery from experts in the field are the intended audience. The editors and the contributors are acknowledged authorities in this area.
Features: The book covers the basic science, the anatomy and surgical approaches, the procedures and indications, and patient management. Pediatric conditions, tumors, trauma, arthroscopy, and hip preservation are all included. Primary and revision arthroplasty are particularly well covered. Owners of the book have access to the entire contents of the book online. The book itself, at over 1,300 pages, is large and quite heavy.
Assessment: This joins a large field of publications on hip surgery. It compares very favorably with these other treatises, primarily because of the stature of the writers. The bibliography for each chapter is extensive. It is a welcome addition to the orthopedic library.