October 1972

Postgraduate Paediatrics Series. Under the general editorship of John Apley, CBE, MD, BS, FRCP, JP. Orthopaedics in Infancy and Childhood.

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By GC Lloyd-Roberts, MChir(Cantab),FRCS. Price, not given. Pp 337. Appleton-Century-Crofts, Educational Division, Meredith Corp, c/o Allegheny Distribution Center, Conyngham Ave, Wilkes-Barre, Pa, 1971.

Am J Dis Child. 1972;124(4):613. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1972.02110160151026

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Orthopaedics in Infancy and Childhood by GC Lloyd-Roberts is part of the postgraduate series under the general editorship of John Apley. It is a small and concise book which is well written and well illustrated. It gives a small amount of information about a great variety of disorders. The first eight chapters deal with disease processes while the next seven chapters approach orthopedic conditions anatomically. The disease processes include a general approach to orthopedic development, generalized disorders of the skeleton, vascular and lymphatic conditions, metabolic diseases, bone cysts and neoplasia, infections of bone and joints, and disorders of the central nervous system. The eighth chapter is a discussion of miscellaneous conditions which are not easily categorized otherwise. Chapters nine through 15 deal anatomically with the neck, shoulder and elbow, forearm and hand, spine and trunk, hip and thigh, knee and leg, and the foot. A brief discussion of general

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