July 5, 1971

Meniscus Lesions: Practical Problems of Clinical Diagnosis, Arthrography and Therapy

Author Affiliations

University of Iowa Iowa City


by P. Ricklin, A. Rüttimann, and M. S. del Buono (Karl H. Mueller [trans]), 142 pp, 219 illus, $16.75, New York and London: Grune & Stratton, Inc., 1971.

JAMA. 1971;217(1):85. doi:10.1001/jama.1971.03190010067037

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Readability, preciseness, and superb photography embodied in this brief treatise demand the attention of any serious student of knee arthrography. Two radiologists and a surgeon combine their talents and correlate their findings in an enlightening manner.

Although the initial chapters contain a brief review of knee anatomy and a lucid and informative discussion of pathogenesis and diagnosis of meniscal lesions, the much larger section on arthrography almost completely dominates them. Perhaps arthrography should be the primary title of this book. Numerous outstanding radiographs attest to a meticulous mastery of double-contrast arthrography. Such technique, undoubtedly developed after numerous procedures, yields dividends in the form of diagnostic aid in equivocal knee problems. Profuse illustrations depict prime examples of various meniscal lesions and numerous other knee disorders. Well-defined indications and a discussion of complications and errors place arthrography in proper perspective and remind the reader that a careful history and physical examination in