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As the authors stated in the preface to the first edition, they have attempted to bring together into one volume the diseases and syndromes encountered in the practice of children's orthopedics. In the second edition, there are two new chapters, and material in some of the others has been given more thorough coverage. These additions have improved the effectiveness of the book.
It is, of course, impossible to discuss in detail all aspects of the diseases and conditions of the neuromuscular skeletal system in children that the orthopedist encounters, but the authors have done an outstanding job in selecting important conditions to be discussed. The book is not a reference work because its scope is not that extensive, and the authors make no effort to discuss etiology, treatment, etc, from the several viewpoints that may exist. They present the orthopedic problems of children as they see and treat them in
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