Description: This is an encyclopedic reference on the wrist.
Purpose: The book, according to the editors, is intended to be a comprehensive text built around a body of works started at the Mayo Clinic. The book is comprehensive and reviews the Mayo contributions as well as world literature.
Audience: This is a useful reference for anyone doing wrist surgery. It would be an excellent addition to the library of a practicing hand surgeon as it is a definitive reference. The editors are hand surgeons trained at or affiliated with the Mayo Clinic.
Features: The book is well illustrated and the references are current and pertinent. The table of contents is good and the book is well indexed.
Assessment: The book is an excellent encyclopedic reference on the wrist. It is complete and covers the basic science, anatomy, traumatic, developmental, and arthritic conditions of the wrist. The text is over 1300 pages. The editors are affiliated with the Mayo Clinic and have a wealth of experience. This is the foremost treatise currently available on this subject.