- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
From The CriticsReviewer: Mark R Hutchinson, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This is a unique collection of presentations, chapters, authors, and organizations dealing with the shoulder and the many important challenges that it poses to basic science investigators and clinicians.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide the reader with a summary of some of the important information currently available as well as to serve as a stimulus for future research on the shoulder.
Audience: The book is targeted at orthopedic surgeons and clinicians interested in the shoulder, particularly those interested in basic science and pursuing future research. The contributors include leaders in the field, and the authors are most credible and most highly respected.
Features: The tables and figures serve to support the summary of previous research in the field. Each chapter closes with an extensive list of current and pertinent references. Perhaps the most unique factor in this book is the persistent support and encouragement of future research with lists of questions to be answered or goals to be completed.
Assessment: This is a stimulating book that is quite unique in the field. Based on contributions from leaders in the field of shoulder surgery and biomechanics who attended a shoulder symposium in 1992 and sponsored by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, and the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, the book updates and reviews previous research on the shoulder and suggests new avenues for future research. This is an absolute must for anyone doing research on the shoulder.