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November 1983

Orthopaedic Management of Neuromuscular Disorders

Author Affiliations

Rochester, NY

Arch Neurol. 1983;40(12):775-776. doi:10.1001/archneur.1983.04050110093028

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The editor is the director of orthopaedics at Newington Children's Hospital and has devoted his professional career to the care, research, and teaching of orthopedic afflictions as they affect the pediatric patient.

This text is a concise, well-organized, readable, and well-referenced approach to various neuromuscular conditions seen by the orthopedist, pediatrician, neurologist, and family practitioner. Its main emphasis is on a comprehensive rehabilitation program describing the cause, diagnosis, and the treatment modalities, especially diagnosis and treatment. In most cases, these patients are seen in multidisciplinary clinics where various subspecialists can best use their talents.

The basic philosophy of the textbook is summed up by the author: "Recognition of the real needs of the total child and the ability to listen and communicate actively as a member of the team are prerequisites to this rehabilitation philosophy."

The textbook is divided into ten chapters, subdivided into specific disease entities, such as the

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