This book includes a good discussion of the management of joint problems encountered mainly in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, with a focus on surgical management. A brief outline of the roentgenographic changes and histology of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is included.
Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is not a common disease, and surgery is performed on a small number of patients. For this reason, a large series on surgical treatment is not found in the literature.
The authors gave their impressions and advice based on their experience with the various types of surgical procedures; it is understandable that this experience is not large in some areas.
The book is helpful to physicians who are involved in treating juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, such as orthopedic surgeons, pediatricians, and rheumatologists.