This book was inspired by the rapidly advancing techniques in arthroscopic shoulder surgery over the past 25 years. The authors aim to provide the reader with a description of arthroscopic shoulder surgical techniques in a straightforward manner that can be applied in clinical practice. Insight is provided from leading experts in the field, including international expertise from over 60 contributing authors. This text provides descriptions of all of the more common techniques, including arthroscopic treatment of impingement, acromioclavicular joint arthritis, rotator cuff pathology, instability, labral pathology, biceps pathology, calcific tendonitis, ganglion cysts, and frozen shoulder. The text also provides descriptions of more advanced arthroscopic techniques, such as in the treatment of subscapularis tears, inflammatory synovitis and tumors, osteoarthritis, and scapulothoracic conditions.
This hardcover book is divided into a total of 40 chapters, organized into 6 sections, including glenohumeral instability, impingement pathology, acromioclavicular joint, rotator cuff pathology, and specialized arthroscopic techniques. Also included are independent sections on the history of arthroscopic surgery, basic diagnostic arthroscopy, and approaches to arthroscopic knot tying. An optional CD-ROM is also available, containing video clips for many of the procedures described in the textbook, that provides a multidimensional approach to learning. This large-sized, hardcover book is very pleasing to the eye and includes over 600 images (arthroscopic images, color photographs, and line drawings) which effectively illustrate procedural steps. Each chapter is concisely organized using a consistent format, including an introduction, surgical principles and technique, postoperative protocol, and a comprehensive reference list. Multiple techniques that address the same clinical condition are often discussed to provide the reader a broad perspective.
Overall, this book provides straightforward and comprehensive descriptions of both basic and advanced arthroscopic surgical techniques, and serves as an invaluable resource for both the novice and accomplished shoulder surgeon. I highly recommend it not only as a reference for all orthopaedic residents, but also as a welcome addition to the experienced shoulder surgeon’s library as well.
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