Book received

  • Anne Cotten
  • Published 2005 in Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy


The purpose of this book, which is in its second edition, is to provide concise and well-organized overview of orthopaedic radiology. The book is well written and information is presented clearly. The book is divided into 10 chapters according to the radiographic features (osteosclerosis, localized lesions in the bone, periosteal reactions,...) or to the anatomic location (lesions affecting epiphyses, spine, soft tissues,...). This presentation of pattern recognition is practical and very helpful, as differential diagnoses are systematically indicated. However, it does not allow extensive description of diseases such as infection or trauma. This 474 page book is richly illustrated with 829 cases. Plain radiographs, computed tomographic scans, magnetic resonance images and other illustrations are good and complement the text. With exclusion of MR features that radiologists may find to be basic, the level of complexity is perfectly matched for a diverse audience whose common interest is musculoskeletal diseases. Moreover, 74 tables provide an excellent ordered summation of a given subject. Overall, the book offers the reader a complete, but not overwhelming overview of the musculoskeletal diseases. It provides a good deal of practical information and is an excellent addition to the libraries of radiologists, rheumatologists and orthopaedic surgeons.

DOI: 10.1007/BF01630904

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@article{Cotten2005BookR, title={Book received}, author={Anne Cotten}, journal={Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy}, year={2005}, volume={21}, pages={214-214} }