Essentials of Hand Surgery provides a practical manual on the diagnosis and management of hand disorders. The first section covers the basic principles, including anatomy and examination and investigation techniques. The major part of the book is divided between emergency surgery following trauma and those disorders that can be managed by elective surgery. Throughout the emphasis is on providing clear, well-illustrated guidance on the evaluation, diagnosis and management, with discussion of the surgical skills and techniques required for an optimum outcome.
A practical guide to the management of hand disorders for trainee hand surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons and plastic surgeons
Covers the key procedures for both emergency and elective surgeries
Concise text enhanced by a lavish collection of over 400 photographs and 200 artworks in full colour
Kevin C Chung MD Professor of Surgery,Professor of Plastic Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Michigan Medical School,Ann Arbor,USA
BASIC PRINCIPLES 1 Anatomy of the upper limb 2 Assessment of hand function 3 Radiological imaging of the hand and wrist 4 Neurophysiological studies 5 Anaethesia and tourniquet 6 Surgical instrumentation and magnification 7 Rehabilitation EMERGENCY HAND SURGERY 8 Examination of the traumatised hand 9 Compartment syndrome 10 Acute infection 11 Nail bed injuries 12 Tendon injures 13 Fractures and dislocations 14 Burns 15 High pressure jet injection 16 Fundamental principles of microsurgery and replantation 17 Soft tissue coverage and thumb reconstruction 18 Approach to complex hand trauma ELECTIVE HAND SURGERY 19 System specific examination of the hand 20 Congenital disorders 21 Chronic infections 22 Tendinopathy and work related upper limb disorders 23 Nerve disorders 24 Vascular disorders 25 Arthritis 26 Tumours 27 Contracture 28 Chronic regional pain syndrome