"A most worthwhile contribution to our specialty. I highly recommend it to our orthopedic residents and general orthopedists." Doody*"This book must be in every orthopedics resident library ... Senior surgeons need it for fast consultation in everyday practice." Online reader review*"Unfussily written and nicely illustrated." ** -British Medical Journal"I was impressed with the conciseness of the presentation of pathologies and, particularly, current surgical interventions." ** -Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy * Of the second edition ** Of the first editionConcise, comprehensive, and well organized, Current Diagnosis & Treatment in Orthopedics offers quick access to workup tools for definitive diagnosis and definitive treatment for all common musculoskeletal diseases and disorders in adults and in children. This popular guide is the best practical reference for physicians and other health professionals who care for patients with orthopedic problems.Current Diagnosis & Treatment in Orthopedics features: *Surgical management of osteoporosis using techniques such as kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty *The latest on shoulder evaluation *Advances in the understanding of back pain *Help in diagnosing hip and knee problems based on the patient's age at presentation *More on the new COX-2 inhibitors *Update on the molecular biology of musculoskeletal tumors *Guidelines for predicting function *Ethics, pain management, blood replacement, and treatment and prevention of deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism now included in "General Considerations" chapter *Concise review of the basic science necessary for an understanding of diagnostic and treatment decisions *Effect of changes in imaging technology on optimal diagnostic studies *Bone and soft tissue tumor differential diagnosis summarized in comprehensive tables by age, location, and imaging characteristics *Recent materials for joint replacement, including the new polyethylenes and ceramics *More than 500 clinical photographs and illustrationsSkinner, Harry B. is the author of 'Current Diagnosis & Treatment in Orthopedics', published 2003 under ISBN 9780071387583 and ISBN 0071387587.