Preface

Hand and wrist surgery is not a young discipline. The ability to find a specific procedure, well described with helpful hints, to make your trip to the operating room successful can be daunting. The various types of treatments described for the same procedure in textbooks can be overwhelming to a reader.

The specific goal of this book is to allow a practicing surgeon, fellow, or resident physician and medical student to understand the most basic and advanced concepts to perform surgical procedures for some of the most common wrist and hand procedures.

Each chapter contains a different, well-illustrated surgical procedure written in a concise manner. The format of each chapter is the same throughout the book. This book, written by many well-known experts who perform these exact procedures, provides the essential points to allow the surgeon to perform surgery successfully on the hand and wrist. The color photos and drawings guide you through the operation visually.

While this textbook never substitutes for informed journal reading, I believe it will stand alone on the shelf when the need arises to find an injury that a physician must handle and have a coherent simple approach to a patient in need of treatment whether it is elective, urgent, or even emergent.

This book may also be used for preparing for board-type examinations as a methodical way to review various injuries of the wrist and hand. While this text was not made to be as comprehensive as possible, I hope that in the future we will increase the number of surgical cases to challenge all of us as we strive for perfection when treating our patients. I look forward to your comments and thoughts.

Essentials of Human Physiology

Essentials of Human Physiology

This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.

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