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May 19, 1956

Clinical Orthopaedics. Number Six

JAMA. 1956;161(3):295. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970030113046

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This book is similar in size and format to the preceding volumes of this series. It is of excellent size and weight for easy reading, the type is clear, and the illustrations are well chosen. As with the previous volumes, about half of the book is devoted to one subject. This time the subject is hip replacement prostheses. Nine articles grouped together discuss the indications, contraindications, and uses of replacement prostheses. Some of these articles stress the care that should be used in performing this type of surgery, with particular reference to proper selection of patients as well as strict operative techniques. There is one article on replacement prostheses for the shoulder and one that shows an excellent result from a finger joint arthroplasty. The remainder of the book deals with other general orthopedic subjects, and an interesting article in this series is the one by Goff dealing with growth

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