Normal and pathological anatomy of the shoulder

Gregory I. Bain, Eijii Itoi, Giovanni Di Giacomo, Hiroyuki Sugaya

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This cutting-edge monograph on advanced clinical anatomy and pathoanatomy of the shoulder, written by the world's leading authors, reflects recent significant advances in understanding of anatomy and pathology. It is beautifully illustrated with exquisite photographs of anatomical specimens, and images from arthroscopy, histology, and radiology complete the picture. The accompanying text brings out the clinical, biomechanical, and functional relevance and focuses on aspects important to the high-performance athlete. In addition, the book closely assesses how each component of the normal anatomy responds to trauma, disease, and degeneration. The finer points of the pathoanatomy are demonstrated with clinical cases, histology, radiology, arthroscopy, and open surgery. The text details how the pathoanatomy affects the patient presentation, clinical examination, and imaging. It is also explained how the pathology affects the natural history and the outcome of physical therapy and influences recommendations for surgical treatments. This book will be of immense value both to trainees and to specialists who manage disorders of the shoulder, including orthopedic surgeons, sports physicians, and physiotherapists. It will also be of great interest to anatomists and pathologists.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages424
ISBN (Electronic)9783662457191
ISBN (Print)9783662457184
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015


  • Surgical Orthopedics
  • Anatomy
  • Sports medicine
  • Shoulder


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