A good description of this book is provided by the writer of the Foreword John W. Sperling, MD, MBA who is professor and vice chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota:
“This comprehensive textbook excels in providing clear and practical tips and techniques to effectively address a wide spectrum of shoulder pathology from rotator cuff disease and instability to arthritis and trauma. The organization of the book’s content provides a logical approach to the management of shoulder disorders. The consistent layout of each of the chapters facilitates learning essential steps in pre-operative evaluation and surgical treatment. The figures have been carefully chosen to highlight the most critical steps in the surgical procedure.”
Further, these are some noteworthy characteristics of this work that Dr. Sperling points out:
- Awareness of potential pitfalls
- Dedicated list of pearls
- Important aspects of the operating room setup
- Relevant operative anatomy
One hundred and sixty-one orthopedic surgeons including those who specialize in elbow, shoulder and trauma surgery, as well as in sports medicine, from all over the United States and nine other countries – Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Qatar, Slovenia, South Korea, and Turkey – authored or coauthored the 73 chapters of this large and lengthy book. They are too numerous to list here, but to provide you some sort of overview, we list the four Parts of this valuable, richly illustrated book:
- Rotator Cuff | Biceps (Chapters 1 to 18)
- Instability (Chapters 19 to 37)
- Arthritis / Arthroplasty (Chapters 38 to 60)
- Trauma (Chapters 61 to 73)
Additional information is available to you when you register your copy of this textbook online. Go to:www.MedOne.Thieme.com. Input the access code found by scratching off the film found on the inside front cover of this book, or scan the QR code found there.
This book also has 32 videos on surgical procedures available online
The logical approach to the organization of content in the chapters that Dr. Sperling mentions is demonstrated in the first chapter itself and all subsequent ones. Entitled Subacromial Decompression and Acromioplasty authored by Jessica Heyer and Andrew S. Neviaser, this chapter’s headings do follow a systematic progression of a ‘’know before you go” approach:
- Goals of Procedure
- Preoperative Preparation / Positioning
- Operative Technique (with seven images presented here)
- Tips and Pearls / Expert Suggestions
- What to Avoid
- Complications / Bailout / Salvage
- Postoperative Care
This is indeed an excellent text on shoulder surgery, and a definite keepsake for shoulder surgeons and those who plan to be such specialists. .
Joshua S. Dines, MD is an Orthopedic Surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Uniondale, New York, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, New York.
David M. Dines, MD is an Orthopedic Surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Uniondale, New York, and a Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, New York.
Lawrence V. Gulotta, MD is an Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Uniondale, New York, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, New York.