Armand E. Brodeur, Michael J. Silberstein and E. Richard Graviss RADIOLOGY OF THE PEDIATRIC ELBOW Boston: GK Hall Medical Publishers 1981,234 pp., $39.95
An understanding of maturation of the skeleton is essential for the correct interpretation of the osseous structures in and about the elbow joints. The presentation of variations of development of the individual ossification centers, as well as an understanding of symmetry of the elbow joints, congenital abnormalities, and knowledge of the soft tissues around the elbow joint aid in arriving at a correct conclusion when examining the roentgenogram of an elbow. Brodeur and his colleagues have presented this material in a simple way for reference.
Unfortunately, the quality of the pictures is poor and this distracts a great deal from the book. The chapters on fractures and hemophilia are not essential for what I considered the major intent of the book, namely, a better understanding of the development of the elbow joint.