The idea of this book is very simple. Nowadays, there are many good, very comprehensive, "thick" books available on Elbow Surgery. Although they are useful to obtain discrete information about specific topics, they are too large to be a user friendly for a general orthopedic surgeon facing common elbow problems. The increasing interest among young surgeons on elbow problems is remarkable. It has been our experience throughout the years, teaching our residents and visitors, that there is a real demand for a less extensive book, easy to read, and with practical information about the most commonly encountered problems of the elbow. This text would be enough to understand the common elbow practice for a general orthopedic surgeon and a guide to learn basic elbow surgery during training. There is nothing like this available today. It will be strongly oriented to practice, and all the authors, well known internationally for their expertise on elbow surgery, will be homogeneous in their message.
Samuel Antuna, MD, PhD, FEBOT, Chief of the Shoulder and Elbow Unit, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology, Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid, and Raul Barco, MD, FEBOT, Consulting Surgeon in Shoulder and Elbow, Shoulder and Elbow Unit, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology, Hospital Universitario La Paz, Hospital Madrid Norte Sanchinarro, Madrid.
Applied anatomy & Surgical Approaches to the Elbow.- Lateral Elbow Pain.- Medial Elbow Pain.- Distal Humerus Fractures.- Fractures and Dislocations of the Proximal Ulna & Radial head.- Elbow Stiffness.- Elbow Instability.- The Arthritic Elbow.- Tendon Injuries.- Safety in Elbow Surgery: From Open to Arthroscopy.