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July 9, 1982

Clinical Trends in Orthopaedics

Author Affiliations

Rancho Los Amigos Hospital Downey, Calif University of Southern California Los Angeles


edited by Lee Ramsay Straub and Philip D. Wilson, Jr (meeting, New York, November 1980), 338 pp, 345 illus, $39, New York, Thieme-Stratton Inc, 1982.

JAMA. 1982;248(2):239. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03330020075040

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This is the report of 39 leading orthopedic surgeons, hand surgeons, and basic scientists celebrating the 62nd Annual Alumni Meeting of the Hospital for Special Surgery in 1980. There are three sections on fracture healing, two on hand replantation, three on new radiological techniques, two on children's orthopedics, three on musculoskeletal tumors, four on biomechanics, four on the knee, three on arthroplasty, four on the spine, and three on basic sciences.

Most of the articles are well written, well organized, and thoroughly documented. The sections on electrically induced osteogenesis, fracture bracing, intervention radiology, gait analysis, and knee ligament reconstruction are all classics and alone justify the price of the text.

Unfortunately, as with any compendium involving many authors, the quality is uneven. The diagrams are excellent, but many of the photographs did not reproduce well. This is especially true of those involving hand surgical and arthroscopy procedures. Some of the