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April 18, 1977

Arthritis Surgery

JAMA. 1977;237(16):1731-1732. doi:10.1001/jama.1977.03270430073034

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Because drug therapy of arthritis provides only partial control of the disease process, reconstructive surgery has assumed a major role in the rehabilitation of the disabled patient. Those physicians who desire a highly readable account of what orthopedic surgery can offer the arthritic will be enlightened by Arthritis Surgery.

Dr Marmor's extensive experience in the area and numerous contributions to the literature on the subject amply qualify him to produce such a work. Since such surgery has been and remains a dynamically evolving field, the author faced the choice of presenting the many different approaches now in vogue for a specific problem or writing a more comprehensible text that reflects his personal view. Dr Marmor chose the personal approach. As a result his reasoning and basis of decisions are evident throughout the book.

The regional anatomic division of the majority of the chapters seems logical, since the surgical management of