This book provides detailed information on functional anatomy, physical examination, and clinical radiology of the shoulder with a view to enabling the clinician to identify the most suitable treatment approach to different shoulder joint pathologies. In addition, it describes the arthroscopic treatment techniques most frequently employed in patients with these conditions and presents numerous arthroscopic images detailing characteristic findings.
The shoulder is widely regarded as the most complex joint in the human body, displaying the widest range of motion. Knowledge of normal and pathological anatomy, ability to perform a proper physical examination, and appropriate selection of imaging modalities and interpretation of imaging appearances, often in close collaboration with an imaging expert, are all vital for correct diagnosis and choice of treatment approach. Surgeons and trainees will find this richly illustrated book to be an excellent educational guide and an instructive source of stepwise guidance from clinical presentation to achievement of desired treatment outcomes.
Murat Bozkurt, MD, is Head Physician and Chief of the Orthopaedic Clinic in the Department of Orthopaedics, Yıldırım Beyazıt University Medical Faculty, Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, Çankaya, Ankara, Turkey. Dr. Bozkurt was awarded his medical degree at Ankara University in 1992 and subsequently completed his specialization in Orthopaedics and Traumatology in the Medical Faculty of Dokuz Eylül University. He has held his present position since 2010. Dr. Bozkurt is an affiliate member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of ESSKA 2000, the International Cartilage Repair Society, and several Turkish surgical societies. He is the author of more than 90 articles in international peer-reviewed journals.
Halil Ibrahim Açar is Associate Professor of Anatomy in the Department of Anatomy, Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Sıhhıye, Ankara, Turkey. Dr. Açar graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Medicine, in 2001 and completed the residency program in the Department of Anatomy at the university in 2005. He is a member of the Turkish Society of Anatomy and Clinical Anatomy. Dr. Açar has published almost 40 articles in international peer-reviewed journals on a range of anatomic and surgical topics, including robotic arthroscopic surgery.
Functional Anatomy of Shoulder.- Arthroscopic Anatomy of Shoulder.- Shoulder Radiology.- Physical Examination.- Arthroscopic knot-tying techniques.- Operation Room Setup and Patient Positioning.- Shoulder Arthroscopy Portals.