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Book and Media Reviews
November 22/29, 2006

Pediatric Orthopedics

Author Affiliations

Book and Media Reviews Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA.

JAMA. 2006;296(20):2490-2495. doi:10.1001/jama.296.20.2492-b

This nicely conceived and designed sixth edition of the classic Lovell and Winter's Pediatric Orthopaedics combines the editorial skills of Dr Raymond Morrissy and Dr Stuart Weinstein with the contributions of 53 additional experts in children's orthopaedics.

The layout makes use of borders around tables, charts, and introductory plans for each chapter. The standardized chapter format makes reading pleasant and easy. An “author's preferred method of treatment” or “author's recommendations” section is found in almost every chapter, and frequent paragraphs help make the text more engaging. The large number of clear black-and-white illustrations and radiographs have a graphic consistency that adds to the text's continuity. The references are subdivided into themes within the same chapter, guiding the reader toward pertinent articles and books on a particular subject. The content reflects the tremendous progress in the understanding and treatment of orthopedic conditions in children and adolescents since previous editions.

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