The stated purpose of this book is to provide insight into the technically challenging treatment of problems of the elbow. Stanley is a well recognized clinical authority on this subject in the United Kingdom. The inclusion of authors from Europe, the United Kingdom, the United States, Japan, and Australia gives the book an international perspective. The text is basically a synthesis of information that already has been reported in the literature. There are more extensive and comprehensive textbooks dealing with the elbow joint, and this book does not substantially expand on the existing knowledge base. Nonetheless, it represents an excellent effort to condense and summarize the current thought regarding operative treatment of the elbow.