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April 8, 1983

Emergency Department Orthopaedics

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Centerville, Ohio

JAMA. 1983;249(14):1934. doi:10.1001/jama.1983.03330380098045

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Orthopedics in Emergency Medicine: The Extremities,  by Robert R. Simon and Steven J. Koenigsknecht, 449 pp, with illus by Susan Gilbert and William G. Jacobson, $36.50, New York, Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1982.Topics in Emergency Medicine, January 1981 (vol 2, No. 4), dealt with orthopedic emergencies. Emergency Department Orthopaedics is that volume plus four chapters on basic principles, cervical spine injuries, low-back pain, and lower extremity injuries. This is not a "new" book.The editor, in his foreword, states that each author was asked to address mainly three areas of emphasis (diagnosis, treatment decisions, and means of literature review to broaden the knowledge of the reader). By and large, the authors have complied.Some of the authors are nationally known to those who have been involved in emergency care; none are primary orthopedic consultants, except Everett Campbell (if he continued his postgraduate education choice, lower extremity injuries).The degree to which the