Treatment of Elbow Lesions: New Aspects in Diagnosis and Surgical Techniques / Edition 1

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The complexity of elbow anatomy and function often leads to an adverse response to traumatic and inflammatory conditions. For this reason, many standard orthopaedic tests advise caution regarding the surgical anagement of traumatic and degenerative lesions. The aim of this book is to didactically describe the different pathologies of the elbow and their surgical treatment, thus helping to reduce the incidence of complications such as stiff elbow, heterotypic bone and joint instability, and degenerative arthritis. The volume, written by world-renowned elbow orthopaedic surgeons and enhanced by colour images and tables, will be warmly welcomed not only by practitioners, but also by students and medical residents.

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Reviewer: Benjamin A Goldberg, M.D.(University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This is the proceedings of a symposium, held in Italy, on the treatment of elbow lesions. The vast majority of contributors are from Europe. From North America, contributors are from the Mayo Clinic, Washington University, and the University of Western Ontario.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide current and relevant information about the diagnosis and management of elbow pathology. These worthy objectives are partially met by this book.
Audience: Orthopedic surgeons are the intended audience.
Features: The book is divided into anatomy and biomechanics, examination, surgical approaches, and treatments of various fractures and arthritidies. Additionally, chapters cover nerve compressions, vascular injuries, anesthesia, and bracing.
Assessment: The book is not as comprehensive as Morrey's The Elbow and Its Disorders, 3rd edition (Elsevier, 2000), but it has more descriptions of triceps management in total elbow arthroplasty than any other book that I can recall. It offers several chapters on implant-specific technique, in contrast to most books that describe a general technique that may not be implant-specific.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788847003170
  • Publisher: Springer Milan
  • Publication date: 12/12/2007
  • Edition description: 2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 7.89 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Table of Contents

Anatomy and biomechanics of the elbow.- The clinical evaluation of the elbow.- Imaging of the elbow.- Surgical approaches to the elbow.- The articular fractures of the elbow.- The elbow dislocations.- The Monteggia lesions. The Essex-Lopresti lesions.- The treatment of post-traumatic Joint stiffness.- The treatment of the chronic elbow instability.- The traumatic nerve lesions. Nerve entrapment syndromes.- The surgery of neglected distal humerus fractures.- The total elbow arthroplasty.- Complication and revision of the total elbow arthroplasty.- The radial head prosthesis.- The Ascension radial head prosthesis.- The Avanta radial head prosthesis.- The Bipolar radial head prosthesis.- The Evolve radial head prosthesis.- The Mopyc radial head prosthesis.- The Swanson radial head prosthesis.- The utility of the continuous axial brachial plexus catheters after surgery.- The rehabilitation programs after surgery.

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