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As public demand for well-trained primary-care physicians increases, the need for succinct learning resource materials becomes ever more apparent, and in what more compelling arena than musculoskeletal pain syndromes to find a series of monographs that stand as a paradigm of the educator's art? Rene Cailliet is a master of reducing complex functional anatomy and confusing pathomechanics to easily understood and relevent clinical gems. In this, the sixth book of his pain series, he relies on his previously proved format: a brief (150 pp), lucid text accompanied by his masterful line drawings (95). Aimed at students, interns, residents, family practitioners, and nonorthopedists, the book is designed to acquaint the reader with basic knee conditions often seen in the early phase of pain or disability. Chapters cover structural anatomy, functional anatomy, meniscus injuries, ligamentous injuries, patellar injuries and diseases, arthritides affecting the knee, fractures, congenital and acquired deformities of the
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