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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Benjamin A Goldberg, M.D.(University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This is the proceedings of a symposium, held in Italy, on the treatment of elbow lesions. The vast majority of contributors are from Europe. From North America, contributors are from the Mayo Clinic, Washington University, and the University of Western Ontario.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide current and relevant information about the diagnosis and management of elbow pathology. These worthy objectives are partially met by this book.
Audience: Orthopedic surgeons are the intended audience.
Features: The book is divided into anatomy and biomechanics, examination, surgical approaches, and treatments of various fractures and arthritidies. Additionally, chapters cover nerve compressions, vascular injuries, anesthesia, and bracing.
Assessment: The book is not as comprehensive as Morrey's The Elbow and Its Disorders, 3rd edition (Elsevier, 2000), but it has more descriptions of triceps management in total elbow arthroplasty than any other book that I can recall. It offers several chapters on implant-specific technique, in contrast to most books that describe a general technique that may not be implant-specific.