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January 17, 1966

The Hip

Author Affiliations

Durham, NC


by F. G. St. Clair Strange, 284 pp, with illus, $11, Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins Co., 1965.

JAMA. 1966;195(3):232-233. doi:10.1001/jama.1966.03100030126052

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Addressed to orthopedic surgeons and research workers, this monograph provides a synthesis of recent research information. Because the author assumes that the reader understands the anatomy and pathology of the hip, the book will be too esoteric for the nonspecialist. To the initiated, however, it will give an accurate view of current investigation and a concept of how many diverse factors may relate to produce hip disease.

The author devotes the first portion of his book to the anatomy and physiology of the hip. Little of the information concerning the circulation to the femoral head and the forces acting on the joint in various activities appears in any standard text. In the second portion he discusses the most common afflictions of the hip—congenital dislocation, osteochondritis juvenilis, slipped upper femoral epiphysis, fractures of the neck of the femur, acquired dislocations, tuberculosis and osteoarthritis—and closes with a section concerning rehabilitation of the

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