Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery: The Elbow / Edition 2

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This acclaimed volume of the Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery series is now in its Second Edition—expanded and updated to reflect the latest improvements in surgical technique. The world's foremost elbow surgeons describe their preferred techniques in step-by-step detail, explain the indications and contraindications, identify pitfalls and potential complications, and offer pearls and tips for improving results. This edition's coverage includes more arthroscopic procedures, new prostheses, and new chapters on complex instability, external fixators, triceps reconstruction, and splints. The book is thoroughly illustrated with full-color, sequential, surgeon's-eye view intraoperative photographs, as well as drawings by noted medical illustrators.

This book contains predominantly color illustrations, with some black-and-white illustrations.

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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 step-by-step guide to surgical problems of the elbow is an excellent contribution to the "masters" series by Lippincott.
Purpose: The illustrations and text are first rate and help place the reader in the position of looking over the shoulder of a master in the field. This is an excellent book for any surgeon who faces elbow pathology. This book meets the highest standards for clarity.
Audience: The use of high quality diagrams and pictures makes this an excellent text for physicians at all levels of training and practice with an interest in the elbow. The editor has assembled a stellar group of contributing authors.
Features: The authors cover surgical approaches, common trauma, nerve, ligament and tendon injury, and reconstructive options for the elbow. The clarity of the text along with high quality pictures and diagrams make this a uniquely useful book. It offers a more detailed postoperative regimen than is typically found in surgical books.
Assessment: This book is an excellent addition, indeed nearly a must-have, for any upper extremity surgeon's library. The second edition includes new surgical exposures and expands the previous sections on elbow arthoplasty and use of articulating external fixators.
Mark H. Gonzalez
This is a well-illustrated and informative treatment of surgical procedures performed on the elbow. Beautiful intraoperative photography supplemented with clear line drawings make this book an outstanding operative atlas. The purpose is to ""demonstrate the surgical procedures that are effective for the management of elbow pathology."" The elbow is often involved as compared to the knee, hip, or shoulder, and this book is a useful addition to the orthopedic literature. The book is targeted to the practicing orthopedic surgeon, but it would also be very useful to the orthopedic resident who is learning new procedures. The author is a well-respected elbow surgeon, and the individual chapters are written by physicians who are preeminently qualified and experienced. The book is well organized, indexed, and referenced. The illustrations are of superior quality. This book is extremely useful to the orthopedic surgeon doing elbow surgery. The illustrations and diagrams are extremely clear and informative. Sections on preoperative diagnosis and postoperative management provide a thoughtful and logical approach to common surgical problems about the elbow.
Demonstrates the surgical procedures that are effective for the management of elbow pathology. The selection of particular topics is based on common conditions that present to general orthopaedic surgeons, as well as some topics designed to provide a spectrum appropriate for more experienced surgeons. While the emphasis is on the technical aspects of the procedure, the indications and contraindications are clearly delineated in each chapter. Notes on the postoperative program and special tips and insights to help avoid or treat the more common complications associated with each procedure are also included. Thoroughly illustrated with color photographs and b&w drawings. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781719919
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 11/28/2001
  • Series: Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents


  2. Limited and Extensile Triceps Reflecting and Exposures of the Elbow
  3. Arthroscopy of the Elbow


  4. Closed Reduction and Percutaneous Pinning of Supracondylar Fractures of the Distal Humerus in the Child
  5. The Surgical Management of Intraarticular Fractures of the Distal Humerus
  6. Radial Head Fractures
  7. Management of Olecranon Fractures and Nonunion
  8. Fractures of the Coronoid and Complex Instability of the Elbow
  9. Articulated External Fixators
  10. Postoperative Treatment Adjuncts


  11. Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture
  12. Triceps Tendon Repair and Reconstruction
  13. Lateral Epicondylitis
  14. Medial Epicondylitis
  15. Treatment of Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries in Athletes
  16. Surgical Reconstruction of the Lateral Collateral Ligament
  17. Nerve Decompression


  18. Resurfacing Elbow Arthroplasty
  19. Semiconstrained Total Elbow Replacement
  20. Revision of Total Elbow Arthroplasty
  21. Ulnohumeral Arthroplasty
  22. Capsular Release for Flexion Contracture: The Column Procedure
  23. Interposition Arthroplasty of the Elbow
  24. Anconeus Arthroplasty
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