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Book and Media Reviews
August 17, 2011

Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery

Author Affiliations

Book and Media Reviews Section Editor: John L. Zeller, MD, PhD, Contributing Editor.

Author Affiliation: Department of Orthpaedic Surgery, Hospital for Joint Diseases, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, New York (joseph.zuckerman@nyumc.org).

JAMA. 2011;306(7):771-772. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.1168

This 4-volume comprehensive reference on operative techniques in orthopedic surgery provides an outstanding compendium of the most up-to-date techniques. Editor-in-chief Sam Wiesel has recruited leading specialists to serve as associate editors.

The comprehensive nature of this textbook is evident in the 9 different sections, which represent all subspecialties of orthopedic surgery, including adult orthopedic reconstruction; foot and ankle; hand, wrist, and forearm; oncology; pediatrics; pelvis and lower extremity trauma; shoulder and elbow; spine; and sports medicine. Each section provides an extensive compilation of operative procedures while avoiding repetition and overlap. For example, the section on sports medicine emphasizes arthroscopic surgery as well as specific open procedures commonly performed, without overlap with the shoulder and elbow section.

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