July 1980


Author Affiliations

Stanford, Calif


by Robert H. Freiberger and Jeremy J. Kaye, 300 pp, with illus, $48.50, New York, Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1979.

Arch Surg. 1980;115(7):892. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1980.01380070078025

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The authors expressed the hope in their preface that their book will make arthrography easier to perform and errors in technique and interpretation less likely. To this end, they have compiled a clearly written and well-illustrated text that covers arthrography of all major joints. A large portion of the book is devoted to knee arthrography, whereas smaller sections deal with the shoulder, adult and pediatric hip, ankle, elbow, wrist, and talocalcaneonavicular joints. Though several persons have contributed to the writing, the same format is maintained throughout the book. Each section starts with the details of technique used by the author. This is followed by a description of the normal and abnormal arthrogram, as well as various pitfalls one is likely to encounter.

The real strength, however, lies in the numerous fine photographs and drawings that comprise 225 out of this book's 294 pages. These clearly illustrate the details of technique,

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