ISBN-10:
1848821077
ISBN-13:
9781848821071
Pub. Date:
03/09/2011
Publisher:
Springer London
Surgical Disorders of the Peripheral Nerves / Edition 2

Surgical Disorders of the Peripheral Nerves / Edition 2

by Rolfe Birch

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ISBN-13: 9781848821071
Publisher: Springer London
Publication date: 03/09/2011
Edition description: 2nd ed. 2011
Pages: 645
Product dimensions: 8.27(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.05(d)

About the Author

Rolfe Birch, M.Chir FRCP&S (Glas) FRCS (Edin) FRCS (Eng) by election, is a well known nerve repair specialist, and he teaches all levels of doctors in training. He is Professor in Neurological Orthopedic Surgery, University College London; Visiting Professor, Department of Academic Neurology, Imperial College London, and Honorary Orthopaedic Consultant, Hospital for Sick Children atGreat Ormond Street, London.He also holds posts at The National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, Queen Square, London and at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness.

He is also involved in military medicine, as Honorary Orthopaedic Surgeon to the Royal Navy and Consultant in Charge, War Nerve Injuries Clinic at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, Headley Court, Leatherhead inSurrey.

From 1979 to 2008 he was Orthopaedic Surgeon to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. In 1983 he was appointed the Head of Department of the Peripheral Nerve Injury Unit there and from 1984to 2000he wasCo-Director of the Rehabilitation Unit.

From 1979 to 1991 he was also Orthopaedic Surgeon to St. Mary's Hospital in London, and Consultant in Charge of the Accident and Emergency Department until 1984.

He is also involved in military medicine, as Honorary Orthopaedic Surgeon to the Royal Navy and Consultant in Charge, War Nerve Injuries Clinic at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, Headley Court, Leatherhead inSurrey.

From 1979 to 2008 he was Orthopaedic Surgeon to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. In 1983 he was appointed the Head of Department of the Peripheral Nerve Injury Unit there and from 1984to 2000he wasCo-Director of the Rehabilitation Unit.

From 1979 to 1991 he was also Orthopaedic Surgeon to St. Mary's Hospital in London, and Consultant in Charge of the Accident and Emergency Department until 1984.

Table of Contents

Introductionvii
Plate Section after pagexi
1.The peripheral nervous system1
2.The microscopic structure of the nervous system17
3.The motor and sensory pathways27
4.Reactions to injury37
5.Regeneration57
6.Clinical aspects of nerve injury71
7.Operating on peripheral nerves87
8.Compound nerve injury123
9.Traumatic lesions of the brachial plexus157
10.Birth lesions of the brachial plexus209
11.Results235
12.Entrapment neuropathy245
13.Iatropathic injury293
14.The peripheral nervous system and neoplastic disease335
15.Pain373
16.Recovery of sensibility after nerve repair405
17.Reconstruction415
18.Rehabilitation451
19.Electrodiagnosis467
References491
Index529

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