In the current "Decade of the Bone and Joint" it is encouraging to see that this black hole of medical education is receiving increasing attention. This book would be most attractive to the novice with little previous exposure to the field. It is easy to read, well illustrated and directive. The perspicacious reader will, however, be left unfulfilled. The peripheral joints are touched on so briefly I was left wondering why the author bothered at all. No mention was made of tendinopathies or frozen shoulder syndrome and the knee chapter was five pages long.
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