Acute Management of Hand Injuries

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SLACK Incorporated, 2009 - Medical - 203 pages
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Do you encounter patients with hand and wrist problems? Are there times when you wish you had a hand surgeon next to you to help guide you in the right direction? The answers you are looking for can be found inside Acute Management of Hand Injuries by hand surgeons, Drs. Andrew J. Weiland and Rachel S. Rohde.

Acute Management of Hand Injuries is a concise and user-friendly book including the most common acute hand and wrist complaints including fractures, dislocations, tendon and nerve injuries, infections, bite injuries, and industrial trauma. This book acts as a “pocket consultant” for non-hand specialists who temporize acute hand issues before referring the patient to a specialist.

Acute Management of Hand Injuries is designed to provide the most current and up-to-date information on even the smallest hand afflictions.

Inside You’ll Also Find:
• Numerous photographs and radiographs
• Hand evaluation diagram template
• Suggested readings at the end of each chapter
• Quick reference appendices covering topics such as antibiotic recommendations and burn treatment

Acute Management of Hand Injuries also will serve as a perfect introductory guide for residents and students in orthopedic or plastic surgery programs who will be expected to master these basic principles.

Each Chapter Includes:
• Mechanism of Injury
• Evaluation
• Acute Treatment
• Definitive Treatment
• Potential Problems

Acute Management of Hand Injuries is ideal for orthopedic surgeons, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, residents, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and all who provide care in emergency room, urgent care, and primary practice settings.


 

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Contents

Examination of the Hand
7
Do I Need Surgery?
17
Distal Phalanx Fractures
25
Middle and Proximal Phalanx Fractures
31
Gamekeepers Thumb
39
Scaphoid Fractures
47
Perilunate Dislocations
59
Compartment Syndrome
67
Color Atlas follows page 110
110
InfectiousPurulent Tenosynovitis
117
Herpetic Whitlow
133
OTHER TRAUMATIC DIGIT INJURIES
139
Injection Injuries
145
GUNSHOT WOUNDS BURNS AND FROSTBITE
153
Burns
159
Commonly Used Splints
169

Extensor Tendon Lacerations
73
Extensor Tendon Avulsions Mallet Finger
81
Digital Nerve Injuries
91
Ulnar Nerve Injuries
99
HAND AND WRIST INFECTIONS
107
Digital Anesthetic Block
175
Appendix E How to Remove a Tight Ring
181
Orthopedic Abbreviations
191
Index
199
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About the author (2009)

Dr. Andrew J. Weiland is an attending orthopedic surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery. He is currently professor of Orthopedic Surgery and professor of Surgery (Plastic) at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York. Dr. Weiland is the past president of the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (1991), the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (1995), the American Orthopaedic Association (1998-1999), and the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (1998-1999), and treasurer of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (2000-2003).

Dr. Rachel S. Rohde is a board certified attending orthopedic surgeon at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. She completed her bachelor of science at the University of Michigan with highest distinction, following which she earned her doctorate of medicine from Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Division of Health Sciences and Technology. She trained in orthopedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh and then completed fellowship training in hand and microvascular surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

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