Acute Management of Hand Injuries

Andrew Weiland, MD; Rachel S. Rohde, MD
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Book Description

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 Dedication Acknowledgments About the Authors Preface Foreword by Richard H. Gelberman, MD Introduction Section I Assessment of Acute Hand Injury Patients: The Basics Chapter 1 Evaluating Patients With Urgent Hand Injuries Chapter 2 Examination of the Hand Section II Bone and Joint Injuries Chapter 3 General Concepts: “Do I Need Surgery?” Chapter 4 Mallet Fractures Chapter 5 Fingertip Injuries: Distal Phalanx Fractures and Nail Bed Lacerations Chapter 6 Middle and Proximal Phalanx Fractures Chapter 7 Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Dislocations and Volar Plate Injuries Chapter 8 Gamekeeper’s Thumb Chapter 9 Metacarpal Fractures Chapter 10 Scaphoid Fractures Chapter 11 Carpal (Non-Scaphoid) Fractures Chapter 12 Perilunate Dislocations Chapter 13 Distal Radius Fractures Chapter 14 Compartment Syndrome Section III Tendon Injuries Chapter 15 Extensor Tendon Lacerations Chapter 16 Flexor Tendon Lacerations Chapter 17 Extensor Tendon Avulsions (Mallet Finger) Chapter 18 Flexor Tendon Avulsions (Jersey Finger) Section IV Nerve Injuries Chapter 19 Digital Nerve Injuries Chapter 20 Median Nerve Injuries Chapter 21 Ulnar Nerve Injuries Chapter 22 Radial Nerve Injuries Section V Hand and Wrist Infections Chapter 23 Felon/Pulp Space Infections Color Atlas Chapter 24 Paronychial Infections Chapter 25 Infectious/Purulent Tenosynovitis Chapter 26 Septic Arthritis Chapter 27 Web Space Infection (Collar-button Abscess) and Palmar Space Infections Chapter 28 Cellulitis Chapter 29 Herpetic Whitlow Chapter 30 Bite Wounds Section VI Other Traumatic Digit Injuries Chapter 31 Traumatic Amputations Chapter 32 Injection Injuries Chapter 33 Ring Avulsion Injuries Section VII Gunshot Wounds, Burns, and Frostbite Chapter 34 Gunshot Wounds Chapter 35 Burns Chapter 36 Frostbite Appendices Appendix A: Commonly Used Splints Appendix B: Digital Anesthetic Block Appendix C: Tetanus Quick Reference Appendix D: Rabies Quick Reference Appendix E: How to Remove a Tight Ring Appendix F: Common Hand Infections and Bite Wounds Appendix G: Treatment of Common Chemical Burns Appendix H: Orthopedic Abbreviations Appendix I: Hand Examination Diagram Template Appendix J: Motor/Sensory Nerve Quick Reference Index  


"This well illustrated book provides excellent material for diagnosing hand injuries. It is well referenced and all information is readily accessible, making this ideal for non-specialists who see patients with hand trauma in the acute setting."
— Mark Gonzalez, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine, Doody Enterprises, Inc.
 "The book is well organized into many practical sections. The overwhelming strength of this book is that it provides a succinct reference for a broad variety of hand complaints. As a teaching faculty in a busy emergency medicine residency, I consider this a good introductory reference book for my residents. I believe this is a valuable book for its succinctness, its organization, and scope of acute hand complaints… it is affordable, and it should find a welcome place in any emergency department reference library." 

— Jeffrey A. Holmes, MD, Maine Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Portland, ME, Annals of Emergency Medicine

About the Editors

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.