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August 1999

Fundamentals of Pediatric Orthopedics

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2nd ed, by Lynn Taylor Staheli, 155 pp, with color illus, $67.50, ISBN 0-7817-1632-2, Philadelphia, Pa, Lippincott-Raven Publishers, 1998.


Copyright 1999 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1999

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1999;153(8):897. doi:

The author states the second edition of this book on pediatric orthopedics for the primary care practitioner and/or the health care professional, is more comprehensive than the first and is supplemented by a chapter on sports medicine.

An all-inclusive review of the pediatric skeleton with attention to specific issues within the pediatric practice of health care, such as normal and abnormal growth patterns and the management of pediatric patients within the family environment, this book has chapters on common problems within the pediatric primary-care office such as trauma, sports-related injuries, and infection. A last chapter on tumors completes the text. Pictorial and graphic illustrations throughout are well incorporated and add visual appeal.

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