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Synopsis of Hand Surgery


Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781684200764
Publication Date: April 2021

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Fundamentals of hand surgery in a compact high-yield resource!

Hand surgery emerged as a specialty due to advances in treatment of hand injuries incurred during World War II. Synopsis of Hand Surgery by distinguished hand surgeon Dawn LaPorte reflects the approach championed by the late American surgeons Sterling Bunnell and Norman Kirk: multidisciplinary care is key to optimal treatment of bone and soft tissue conditions in the hand and wrist. The book features contributions from an impressive group of hand and upper extremity surgeons and radiologists.

Anatomy, surgical approaches, clinical exams, radiographic anatomy, advanced imaging, and electrodynamic studies are introduced in the first five chapters and emphasized throughout, providing a solid foundation. Twenty condition-specific chapters cover a wide array of hand disorders including fractures, arthritis, tendinitis, tendinosis, and injuries, as well as less common pathologies such as Kienbock's Disease, compartment syndrome, tumors, and congenital conditions. The final chapter discusses hand fractures in children.

Key Highlights

  • Insightful guidance on necessary evaluation and tests enables accurate diagnosis of common and uncommon hand injuries and conditions
  • Firsthand recommendations on conservative to operative treatment options enhance the ability to achieve optimal results
  • Richly illustrated chapters in an easy-to-read bulleted format augment learning and retention of knowledge

This compact book provides a go-to reference for medical students, junior residents in orthopedic and plastic surgery, as well as emergency medicine, family practice, internal medicine, and pediatric physicians.

This book includes complimentary access to a digital copy on

1 Anatomy and Approaches
2 History and Examination of the Hand
3 Radiographic Anatomy
4 Advanced Imaging
5 Electrodiagnostic Studies
6 Fractures, Dislocations, and Ligament Injuries of the Hand
7 Carpal Fractures and Dislocations
8 Fractures and Dislocations of the Distal Radius and Ulna
9 Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex (TFCC)/ Distal Radioulnar Joint (DRUJ) Pathology
10 Osteoarthritis of Wrist and Hand
11 Rheumatoid Arthritis and Other Inflammatory Arthropathies
12 Tendinitis, Tendinosis, and Dupuytren's Contracture
13 Infection
14 Flexor Tendon Injury, Repair, and Reconstruction
15 Extensor Tendon Injury, Repair, and Reconstruction
16 Peripheral Nerve Injuries and Repair and Reconstruction
17 Nerve Palsies and Tendon/Nerve Transfers for Injuries at or Distal to the Elbow
18 Compression Neuropathies
19 Soft Tissue Reconstruction: Hand and Upper Extremity
20 Vascular Pathology of the Hand and Upper Extremities including Kienbock's Disease
21 Digital Replantation and Revascularization
22 Compartment Syndrome
23 Tumors of the Hand
24 Congenital Conditions of the Upper Extremity and Hand
25 Fractures of the Pediatric Hand

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