Five years after the publication of the fifth edition of Lovell and
Winter's Pediatric Orthopaedics, Morrissy and Weinstein have again
combined to produce the sixth edition of this essential textbook of pediatric
orthopaedics and its companion atlas, the fourth edition of the Atlas of
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery.Fifty individuals are credited with contributing to the newest version of
the two-volume Lovell and Winter's Pediatric Orthopaedics, including
seventeen new authors or coauthors. Nine of the thirty-four chapters have new
authors, and almost all of those chapters have been improved and updated in
keeping with the fresh approach that new authors should be expected to bring
to their respective topics. An excellent, entirely new chapter,
"Evaluation of the Medical Literature," has been added, while
"Normal Gait" has been dropped. The subject of congenital
scoliosis has been separated from that of idiopathic scoliosis and now has its
own chapter. Both chapters are particularly well done. The five
"spine" chapters ("Idiopathic Scoliosis,"
"Congenital Scoliosis," "Kyphosis,"
"Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis," and "The Cervical
Spine") are comprehensive and well written. Unfortunately, however, two
of those chapters ("Congenital Scoliosis" and "Spondylolysis
and Spondylolisthesis") suffer from the inclusion of a number of
poorly-reproduced radiographic illustrations.