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Spine Core Knowledge in Orthopaedics
Henry H. Bohlman, MD1
1 University Hospitals of ClevelandCleveland, Ohio
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Alexander R. Vaccaro, editor. Philadelphia: Elsevier Mosby; 2005. 480 pages. $99.00.

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2005 Oct 01;87(10):2369-2369
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Dr. Vaccaro is a well-known spine surgeon who has edited and published an extremely informative, well-organized, and well-illustrated text dealing with the diagnosis and treatment, both nonoperative and surgical, of disorders of the spine. The attractiveness of this text is its simplicity as well as its organization into outlines, brief descriptions, and simplified illustrations. The references are well chosen and not so voluminous that one has to search through long lists of them to glean the classic articles related to each topic. Various sections are supplied with algorithms, which allow the reader to organize diagnosis and treatment modalities easily. In addition, because of the simplicity and the outline format of the text, it is very easy to digest and review the salient points of each subject. Another major attraction of the book is that it presents a core of knowledge that can be utilized by all levels of physicians, including spine surgeons, residents, fellows, and medical students, yet it is very inclusive.
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