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From The CriticsReviewer: Samuel J. Chmell, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: The videos on the website that accompanies this book on the indications and surgical techniques for the more common hand and wrist problems are what make it stand out. This is an update of a 2008 edition.
Purpose: The purpose, according to the author, is to provide an organized and detailed approach to common and complex surgical procedures for the hand and wrist.
Audience: Surgeons, fellows, and residents performing hand and wrist surgery are the intended audience.
Features: The illustrations are very well-done in a step-by-step fashion to guide surgeons. The 70+ narrated videos provide excellent guidance in the performance of the procedures. However, the section on tumors is deficient and the book does not cover the breadth of entrapment neuropathies. Neither does the book deal with pain syndromes that might respond to properly timed surgery.
Assessment: This edition incorporates numerous worthwhile updates and improvements (e.g. videos) and it does an excellent job of detailing the procedures that it does cover. The illustrations and videos are great instructional aids.