The Foundations of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Surena Namdari, MD; Benjamin Zmistowski, MD; Reza Omid, MD
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A comprehensive introductory text with more than 150 color images and figures, The Foundations of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery provides essential information on shoulder and elbow care for students, residents, fellows, and new doctors. 

Surgery of the shoulder and elbow has grown more common in recent decades as understanding of anatomy, physiology, and pathology has improved. Additionally, innovations in surgical techniques and implant design have given surgeons the tools to address a higher number of shoulder and elbow pathologies. To adequately care for this increasing patient population, the basics of shoulder and elbow care must be disseminated to those in training. 

Together with their expert contributors, Drs. Surena Namdari, Benjamin Zmistowski, and Reza Omid explore the foundational concepts of shoulder and elbow surgery, including:
  • Shoulder anatomy and physical examination, shoulder instability, and rotator cuff disease
  • Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) and injuries to the biceps-labral complex 
  • Shoulder arthritis (glenohumeral arthritis), shoulder fractures, and the athlete’s shoulder and elbow
  • Scapular disorders and acromioclavicular disorders 
  • Elbow anatomy and physical exam, elbow instability, and tendon injuries
  • Neuropathies of the upper extremity 
  • Elbow arthritis, fractures of the elbow, and humeral shaft fractures 
In conjunction with clinical experience, The Foundations of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery will serve as an invaluable resource for orthopedic surgeons-in-training.

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Section I: Elbow
Chapter 1: Elbow Anatomy and Physical Examination
Chapter 2: Tendon Injuries
Chapter 3: Elbow Instability
Chapter 4: Neuropathies of the Upper Extremity
Chapter 5: Fractures of the Elbow
Chapter 6: Elbow Arthritis
Chapter 7: Humeral Shaft Fractures

Section II: Shoulder
Chapter 8: Anatomy and Physical Examination
Chapter 9: Rotator Cuff Disease
Chapter 10: Shoulder Instability
Chapter 11: Frozen Shoulder: Adhesive Capsulitis
Chapter 12: Injuries to the Biceps-Labral Complex
Chapter 13: Shoulder Fractures
Chapter 14: Shoulder Arthritis: Glenohumeral Arthritis
Chapter 15: Scapular Disorders
Chapter 16: Acromioclavicular Disorders
Chapter 17: The Athlete’s Shoulder and Elbow

Section III: Literature Review

About the Editors

Surena Namdari, MD, MSc completed his medical school at Brown Medical School in 2007. He went on to complete his orthopedic residency at the University of Pennsylvania and his shoulder and elbow fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis. He practices at the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute where he serves as co-director of Shoulder and Elbow Research. He is also an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Fellowship Director at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Benjamin Zmistowski, MD graduated medical school from Thomas Jefferson University in 2014. He completed his orthopedic residency at Thomas Jefferson University in 2019 and his shoulder and elbow fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis in 2020. He now practices shoulder and elbow surgery at Washington University. 

Reza Omid, MD graduated medical school from Chicago Medical School in 2005, his orthopedic residency at University of Southern California in 2010, and shoulder and elbow fellowship at Washington University in 2011. He is an Associate Professor and Associate Program Director at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California.