Essentials of Hand Surgery

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Essentials of Hand Surgery is a complete, authoritative, practical guide to the evaluation and treatment of hand problems, prepared by the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. This convenient, portable manual provides all the essential information that surgeons and physicians need, including details on hand anatomy, thorough instructions for physical examination of the hand, and step-by-step guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of all disorders and injuries. Also included are chapters on emergency room assessment, operating room setup, and postoperative care. The text is written in an easy-to-follow style and illustrated with 172 drawings, photographs, and radiographs.

A Brandon-Hill recommended title.

This book has been developed by expert authorities from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Alfonso Mejia, MD, MPH (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This is a concise, useful introduction to hand surgery and the evaluation and care of patients with hand injuries or pathology.
Purpose: This multiauthored book was developed by a committee of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. It is divided into sections on anatomy, evaluation, and basic principles of care followed by condition specific chapters. It concludes with three helpful indexes of key abbreviations, an anatomy summary, and methods of clinical assessment.
Audience: The book is oriented to the medical students or house officer starting to build a foundation on the principles of hand surgery. Its ease of use is also helpful to practicing physicians who deal with hand injury patients as part of their practice but not as their main concentration.
Features: This is an elegant book in which simple line drawing and black-and-white photographs illustrate topics in an easy to understand way. The layout of the book is especially accessible to an individual just starting to learn about hand surgery. The scope is broad enough, however, for most topics to be introduced.
Assessment: This book is small enough to fit in a lab coat packet, so it can be easily at hand for quick reference for the first line evaluation of patients in the clinic, in the emergency room, or on the hospital floor. Each chapter ends with a list of key points and a reference list for more in-depth exploration.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781735858
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 12/28/2001
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributing Authors
1 Embryology 1
2 Anatomy 4
3 History 21
4 Physical Examination of the Hand 23
5 History and Physical Examination of the Child 49
6 Anesthesia for Hand Surgery 51
7 Casting and Splinting 57
8 Distal Radius Fractures 65
9 Carpal Fractures 71
10 Acute Carpal Dislocations and Ligamentous Injuries 81
11 Chronic Carpal Instability 86
12 Carpal Metacarpal Fractures and Dislocations 90
13 Fractures and Dislocations of the Metacarpals and Phalanges 99
14 Soft-Tissue Injuries and Lacerations 114
15 Extensor Tendon Injuries 118
16 Flexor Tendon Injuries 123
17 Nerve Injuries 128
18 Arterial Injuries 135
19 Vascular Disorders 139
20 Dermatologic Disorders 143
21 Infections 152
22 Compartment Syndrome 163
23 Tumors 167
24 Arthritis 174
25 Tendonitis of the Wrist and Hand 180
26 Burns 186
27 High-Pressure Injection Injuries 190
28 Bites 193
29 Dupuytren's Disease 203
30 Congenital Anomalies 207
31 Amputations 216
32 Nail Bed and Fingertip Injuries 220
33 Foreign Bodies 225
34 Complex Regional Pain Syndromes 229
35 Clenched Fist Syndrome, Factitious Limb Edema, and Self-Inflicted Injury 235
36 Emergency Room Assessment 237
37 The Operating Room in Hand Surgery 241
38 Aftercare of the Injured and Operated Hand 245
Suggested Readings 251
App. 1: Key to Abbreviations 252
App. 2: Anatomy: Summary 253
App. 3 Clinical Assessment Methods 260
Subject Index 265
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