The Shoulder, 2-Volume Set: Expert Consult: Online, Print, and DVD / Edition 4

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Significantly revised and updated, the new edition of this highly regarded reference on the shoulder continues to impress. A multitude of leading international authorities—30% new to this 4th edition—present today’s most comprehensive, in-depth view of the current state of shoulder practice, all in a beautifully illustrated, full-color 2-volume masterwork. They deliver the most up-to-date coverage of shoulder function and dysfunction, along with practical approaches for patient evaluation and balanced discussions of treatment alternatives—open and arthroscopic, surgical and nonsurgical. Greatly expanded and visually enhanced coverage of arthroscopy, as well as many new chapters, provide expert guidance on the latest minimally invasive approaches. New “Critical Points” summary boxes highlight key technical tips and pearls, and two DVDs deliver new videos that demonstrate how to perform open and arthroscopic procedures. And now, as an Expert Consult title, this thoroughly updated 4th edition comes with access to the complete fully searchable contents online, as well as videos of arthroscopic procedures from the DVDs—enabling you to consult it rapidly from any computer with an Internet connection.

• Includes tips and pearls from leaders in the field, as well as their proven and preferred methods.

• Offers scientifically based coverage of shoulder function and dysfunction to aid in the decision-making process.

• Provides a balance between open and arthroscopic techniques so you can chose the right procedures for each patient.

• Includes the entire contents of the book online, fully searchable, as well as procedural videos from the DVDs, for quick, easy anywhere access.

• Features 30% new expert contributors and new chapters, including Effectiveness Evaluation and the Shoulder, Revision of Rotator Cuff Problems, Management of Complications of Rotator Cuff Surgery, Management of Infected Shoulder Prosthesis, and others, providing you with abundant fresh insights and new approaches.

• Provides new and expanded material on the management of advanced arthritis and CTA, infected arthroplasty, procedures to manage the stiff shoulder, and much more keeping you on the cusp of the newest techniques.

• Offers enhanced coverage of shoulder arthroscopy, including basic and advanced techniques and complications, for expert advice on all of the latest minimally invasive approaches.

• Devotes an entire new chapter to research frontiers to keep you apprised of what’s on the horizon.

• Incorporates “Critical Points” summary boxes that highlight key technical tips and pearls.

• Uses a new full-color design for optimal visual guidance of arthroscopic views and procedures.

• Presents new videos on arthroscopic procedures on 2 DVDs to help you master the latest techniques.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Benjamin A Goldberg, M.D.(University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This is the fourth edition of the gold standard in shoulder books. The two-volume, near comprehensive book includes full online access.
Purpose: World renowned shoulder experts share their knowledge of the treatment of shoulder disorders.
Audience: The book is written for orthopedic surgeons and residents interested in disorders of the shoulder.
Features: The book is nearly comprehensive in describing all conditions of the shoulder including anatomy, biomechanics, development and embryology, clinical and radiographic evaluation, outcome assessment, as well as pretty much all disorders of the shoulder and their treatment.
Assessment: Disorders of the Shoulder: Diagnosis and Management, 2nd edition, by Iannotti and Williams (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007), is also an excellent two-volume comprehensive book, but it is not as current as this one.
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" The book is nearly comprehensive in describing all conditions of the shoulder including anatomy, biomechanics, development and embryology, clinical and radiographic evaluation, outcome assessment, as well as pretty much all disorders of the shoulder and their treatment. Disorders of the Shoulder: Diagnosis and Management, 2nd edition, by Iannotti and Williams (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007), is also an excellent two-volume comprehensive book, but it is not as current as this one." - DOODY'S BOOK REVIEW, 5 Stars
Douglas B. McKeag
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. 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. 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). 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. 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 significantadvancements 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.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416034278
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 2/2/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 1704
  • Product dimensions: 9.80 (w) x 11.80 (h) x 3.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Developmental Anatomy of the Shoulder and Anatomy of the Glenohumeral Joint 1
Ch. 2 Gross Anatomy of the Shoulder 33
Ch. 3 Congenital Anomalies and Variational Anatomy of the Shoulder 97
Ch. 4 Clinical Evaluation of Shoulder Problems 145
Ch. 5 X-Ray Evaluation of Shoulder Problems 187
Ch. 6 Biomechanics of the Shoulder 223
Ch. 7 Anesthesia for Shoulder Procedures 269
Ch. 8 Shoulder Arthroscopy 283
Ch. 9 Fractures of the Proximal Humerus 355
Ch. 10 Fractures of the Scapula 413
Ch. 11 Fractures of the Clavicle 455
Ch. 12 Disorders of the Acromioclavicular Joint 521
Ch. 13 Disorders of the Sternoclavicular Joint 597
Ch. 14 Glenohumeral Instability 655
Ch. 15 Rotator Cuff 791
Ch. 16 Glenohumeral Arthritis and Its Management 879
Ch. 17 Nerve Problems About the Shoulder 1009
Ch. 18 Calcifying Tendinitis 1033
Ch. 19 The Biceps Tendon 1059
Ch. 20 The Stiff Shoulder 1121
Ch. 21 Muscle Ruptures Affecting the Shoulder Girdle 1173
Ch. 22 Tumors and Related Conditions 1189
Ch. 23 Sepsis of the Shoulder: Molecular Mechanisms and Pathogenesis 1233
Ch. 24 Amputations and Prosthetic Replacement 1257
Ch. 25 The Shoulder in Sports 1279
Ch. 26 Fractures, Dislocations, and Acquired Problems of the Shoulder in Children 1307
Ch. 27 Occupational Shoulder Disorders 1367
Ch. 28 Effectiveness Evaluation and the Shoulder 1387
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    Posted October 28, 2008

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    Needed an Orthopaedic Surgeon After Lifting Them!!

    Seriously though, while these suckers are friggin' heavy, they are some of the best resources you can get your hands on when it comes to the shoulder. The two volumes offer quite a bit of comprehensive information on just about every shoulder condition you'll run across in the clinic (or hospital). Obviously they aren't for the general public, so if you're a layperson without a medical background, you should skip these. Rather, they're geared toward medical people such as ortho docs, surgeons, PT's, or any other professionals who deal with shoulder patients regularly. Also recommend Treat Your Own Rotator Cuff for anyone who has shoulder pain or rotator cuff issues. It's for patients but can come in quite handy for the surgeon with overworked shoulders as well!

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