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A short book that discussed tendinitis in a scholarly fashion would be useful to an internist. I was encouraged by the introductory chapters of this book, which provide a readable, albeit superficial, precis of relevant biomechanics. Unfortunately, I was to be disappointed.
Curwin and Stanish have attempted to interweave four themes: an overview of tendon biomechanics, a clinical description of several forms of tendinitis, the differential diagnosis of each, and their management using physical modalities. Separate chapters emphasize the conditions that bedevil the athlete; Achilles tendinitis, jumper's knee, and tennis elbow are discussed whereas common shoulder and wrist disorders receive
Tendinitis: Its Etiology and Treatment.. Ann Intern Med. ;101:420. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-101-3-420_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;101(3):420.
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