Editors: Daniel J. Berry. MD and Jay R. Lieberman, MD
: Elasvier Saunders – 1321 pages
Book Review by
: Nano Khilnani

With 1321 pages of information including 917 illustrations, this massive book is an authoritative reference source on hip surgery: 198 specialists authored its 107 chapters. But not to worry: all the contents have been neatly organized into a dozen Sections that capture the knowledge presented in the form of text and images. In addition, you have access to a wealth of online resources including videos that show you the different detailed surgical procedures (see below how to gain online access).

To give you a broad overview of what you will find in this tome, these are the titles of its twelve Sections, with the names of the section editors placed next to them:

  1. Basic Science – Philip C. Noble
  2. Anatomy and Operative Techniques – R. Michael Meneghini
  3. Perioperative Management in Hip Surgery – Tad M. Mabry
  4. Hip Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Pathology – John Clohisy
  5. Pediatric Hip Disorders – Michael B. Millis
  6. Traumatic Disorders of the Hip – George Haidukewych
  7. Tumors of the Hip – Peter S. Rose
  8. Nonarthroplasty Treatment of Hip Pathology – Robert T. Trousdale
  9. Primary Hip Arthroplasty – Steven J. MacDonald
  10. Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty in Specific Conditions – Vincent Pellegrini, Jr.
  11. Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty – Bassam A. Masri
  12. Complications of Hip Arthroplasty – Craig J. Della Valle

Broad coverage of surgical procedures is one of the hallmarks of this book. In it you will find 107 chapters on different types of surgery; addressing unique issues faced by children for example; complications such as infection, instability, and wounds; and different conditions such as trauma and tumors. There are many other topics covered in this book, too numerous to mention in the space of this book review.

Superb, highly intelligent organization of materials is another hallmark. Just below the chapter title are the bylines of the authors. Each chapter begins with a highlighted section entitled Key Points that occupies the entire left column of the first page of the chapter, with bullet points. On the right, it is followed by an Introduction, in which the scope of the chapter’s coverage is outlined.

Just above the titles of the main topics in the chapter are bold lines to separate them from other main topics. These are presented in bold purple letters, followed by headlined subtopics in aqua color, followed in turn with sub-subtopics in black italics.

Data points are presented in various visual forms, typically in Figures and Tables. The use of actual photos of surgical procedures, boxes highlighted in colors, charts illustrating the math behind the matters, full-color drawings of varied anatomical structures and features, photos in black-and-white and color, tables with tabulated data, and x-rays explaining issues all serve to enhance the educational and enlightening value of this outstanding book on hip surgery.

These are some of benefits of owning this book:

  • Master the latest methods with coverage of hot topics such as the use of fixation devices for proximal femoral fractures, hip preservation surgery, and problems with metal-on-metal bearing implants.
  • Offer your patients the best outcomes with guidance on the latest imaging techniques, surgical procedures, equipment, and implants available.
  • Understand and apply the latest knowledge with vital information on total hip arthroplasty, as well as pediatric hip surgery, trauma, and hip tumor surgery.
  • Browse the complete contents online, view videos of select procedures, and download all the images on www.expertconsult.com

You can access the contents of this book online through any Internet-ready device. You can also search all Expert Consult titles you own. And link to PubMed abstracts.

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Surgery of the Hip is one of the most defining works available out there in its field. It offers you the most current approaches, state-of-the-art techniques, and most detailed guidance in many types of hip surgery, thanks to the skillful work of its two main editors, Drs. Daniel J. Berry and Jay R. Lieberman; and its twelve section editors named below; and 198 authors of its 107 chapters.

Daniel J. Berry, MD
is L.Z. Gund Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
Jay R. Lieberman, MD
is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Keck School of Medicine at USC in Los Angeles, California.

Section Editors:
John Clohisy, MD
Craig J. Della Valle, MD
George Haidukewych, MD
Tad M. Mabry, MD
Steven J. MacDonald, MD, FRCSC
Bassam A. Masri, MD, FRCSC
R. Michael Meneghini, MD
Michael B. Millis, MD
Philip C. Noble, PhD
Vincent Pellegrini, Jr., MD
Peter S. Rose, MD
Robert T. Trousadale, MD