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August 1995

Pediatric Orthopedics: A Guide for the Primary Care Physician

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University of South Florida Tampa

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1995;149(8):933. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1995.02170210107023

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Pediatric Orthopedics: A Guide for the Primary Care Physician contains a wealth of information with regard to orthopedic conditions and disease processes seen by the primary care practitioner. The book is divided into sections, including "The Orthopedic Examination," "Extremity Pain/Limp," "Child Abuse," Developmental Orthopedics," "Motor Delay," "Congenital Skeletal Defects," "Abnormal Skeletal Growth," "Sports Injuries," "Spinal Disease," "Trauma," and "Arthritic States."

The descriptive material is good. There are hundreds of excellent illustrations, photographic, radiologic, and schematic. However, only one of these illustrations is cross-referenced in the text. I searched but could not find another. The value of the monograph is reduced by this, since most readers will want to study text along with pictorial representations that are not always on the same page as the text.

Hand in hand with this, legends contain more material than is necessary for identification. If referenced appropriately, most of this material, including some of

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