This volume presents lectures and symposia given at the 1971 meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Some of the material is new and documented; some is the accumulated experience of the authors; some is a review of the work of others. The book is directed primarily toward orthopedists and will be most useful to students and practitioners of orthopedics.
Many changes in surgical techniques are evolutionary rather than revolutionary. The evolutionary changes find expression in this volume when they might not appear in standard journals. Some lectures deal very specifically with technical details (eg, surgery for hallus valgus, slipped femoral capital epiphysis, and the cervical spine) and thus provide important information for those doing such surgery.
Most of the lectures are very practical expositions of subjects useful to all orthopedists. Other specialists (psychiatrists, internists, neurosurgeons, anesthesiologists, embryologists) have made valuable contributions to this publication, placing information within reach