The fifth edition of Joint Structure and Function is made possible only by the continued and combined efforts of many people and groups. We are, first and foremost, grateful for the time, effort, and expertise of our esteemed contributors with whom it has been a pleasure to work. Our thanks, therefore, to Drs. Sam Ward, Sandra Curwin, Gary Chleboun, Diane Dalton, Julie Starr, Pam Ritzline, Paula Ludewig, John Borstad, RobRoy Martin, Lynn Snyder-Mackler, Michael Lewek, Erin Hartigan, Janice Eng, and Sandra Olney, as well as to Ms. Noelle Austin and Mr. Benjamin Kivlan. Additionally, we want to express our appreciation to the individuals who helped develop the ancillary materials that support the fifth edition, including the Instructor's Resources developed by Ms. Christine Conroy and the videos developed by Dr. Lee Marinko and Center City Film & Video. We would also like to acknowledge and thank the individuals who contributed their comments and suggestions as reviewers (listed on page xi), as well as those who passed along their unsolicited suggestions through the years, including our students.
We extend our continuing gratitude to F. A. Davis for their investment in the future of Joint Structure and Function and its ancillary materials. Particular thanks go to Margaret Biblis (Publisher), Melissa Duffield (Acquisitions Editor), Karen Carter (Developmental Editor), Yvonne Gillam (Developmental Editor), George Lang (Manager of Content Development), David Orzechowski (Managing Editor), Robert Butler (Production Manager), Carolyn O'Brien (Manager of Art and Design), Katherine Margeson (Illustration Coordinator), and Stephanie Rukowicz (Assistant Developmental Editor) who provided great support. As always we must thank the artists who, through the years, provided the images that are so valuable to the readers. These include artists of past editions, Joe Farnum, Timothy Malone, and Anne Raines. New to the fifth edition is Dartmouth Publishing, Inc., adding both new figures and enhanced color to the text.
Finally, we acknowledge and thank our colleagues and families, without whose support this work could not have been done and to whom we are eternally indebted.