Beasley's Surgery of the Hand

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While new techniques and instruments are constantly being developed, the fundamental concepts and principles of hand surgery remain the basic components of every surgeon's knowledge. This book provides the vital information needed to perform all types of hand surgery, including a guiding philosophy and systematic approach that reduce even the most difficult problems to manageable solutions. Written by world-renowned hand surgeon Robert W. Beasley, this book shares his 40 years of clinical experience and vast knowledge to help you make strong and effective surgical decisions.

The text is augmented by nearly 1,400 exquisite, high-quality illustrations that explain important points and give meaning to theoretical concepts. The clinical photographs depict the entire process from the initial problem through the post-surgical results, and the anatomical drawings were created by award-winning artist and illustrator Leon Dorn especially for this book.

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Editorial Reviews

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'Clear and direct text supplemented with outstanding illustrations and photographs. . .comprehensive, wonderfully illustrated. . .Both physicians and physical therapists should find this book to be a useful resource on surgical reconstruction of the hand.' --Orthopaedic Practice
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Alfonso Mejia, MD, MPH (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This is a unique book among current publications devoted to hand surgery because it is written by a single author, giving the perspective of an accomplished surgeon with many years of clinical experience.
Purpose: It is not meant as a comprehensive text, but rather offers one surgeon's techniques and scope of practice as a framework to discuss the thought process used to diagnose hand injuries and conditions and develop a comprehensive treatment strategy.
Audience: The book is geared for the student of hand surgery who wants more than a step-by-step discussion of a surgical technique. Rather, it is for the person interested in developing a philosophy as to how to approach the hand surgery patient.
Features: This book is relatively short, at just over 500 pages, but this makes it readable as a whole. The point is to help one understand the way one practitioner reasons through surgical choices and treatments. The scope of the book is broad, representing the breadth of Dr. Beasley's practice, but it is not all inclusive. Illustrations and photographs are of exceptional quality and represent Dr. Beasley's surgical techniques and tips. In a time when one often sees the same illustration used to represent a particular condition in many books, it is refreshing to watch how one surgeon deals with a multitude of complex problems.
Assessment: It is difficult to compare this book with other contemporary texts on hand surgery, which often have well over 100 authors. Of necessity, this book must be limited to conditions and injuries that presented to Dr. Beasley over his long career, but it allows for one voice to speak with eloquent clarity. References are included throughout the 30 chapters, but it is Dr. Beasley's wisdom that shines through. Dr. Beasley urges one to listen to the patients, and with this book he shows us how to listen not just to the patient's words but also what they tell us through their exam and evaluation.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588901613
  • Publisher: Thieme
  • Publication date: 9/16/2003
  • Pages: 531
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Director of Hand Services & Professor of Hand Surgery, New York University School of Medicine
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Table of Contents

1 The Historical Background of Otosclerosis 1
2 The Pathology of Otosclerosis 3
3 Physical Examination and Clinical Evaluation of the Patient with Otosclerosis 23
4 Audiological Evaluation of the Patient with Otosclerosis 31
5 Radiological Imaging of Otosclerosis 41
6 Cochlear Otosclerosis 51
7 Medical Treatment of Otosclerosis 59
8 Hearing Aids and Otosclerosis 69
9 Lasers in Otosclerosis 73
10 Stapedectomy 89
11 Obliterative Otosclerosis 119
12 Poststapedectomy Perilymph Fistulae 129
13 Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss Immediately Following Stapedectomy 137
14 Stapedectomy versus Stapedotomy 141
15 Bilateral Otosclerosis 149
16 Special Conditions and Complications in Otosclerosis Surgery 157
17 Otodystrophies 169
18 The Biomechanics of Stapes Replacement 183
App.: Quiz 189
Index 199
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