Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Limb

By

  • W. Bruce Conolly, AM, FRACS, FRCS, FACS, Associate Professor, Hand Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of New South Wales, Australia; Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Sydney, Australia; Director, Hand Unit, St. Luke's Hospital, Sydney, Australia; Staff Hand Surgeon, Hand Unit, Sydney Hospital, Sydney, Australia
  • Rosemary Prosser, BApSc(Physio), MSc, CHT, Director, Sydney Hand Therapy & Rehabilitation Centre, Sydney, Australia

This valuable resource describes the rehabilitation technique for conditions of the hand and upper extremity in one practical volume. Edited by an experienced hand surgeon and hand professional of international reputation, this authoritative text is heavily illustrated, comprehensive in its coverage, and contains a range of contributions from acknowledged experts in the field. An invaluable companion, it is ideal for physical therapists, occupational therapists, hand surgeons, and all those involved in the assessment and treatment of patients with conditions of the hand and upper extremity.
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Book information

  • Published: June 2003
  • Imprint: BUTTERWORTH HEINEMANN
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-2263-9


Table of Contents

1. INTRODUCTION
a. Wound and Tissue healing
b. Therapy Principles and Modalities
2. THE HAND
a. Functional Anatomy and Assessment
b. Fractures
c. Dislocations and Ligament Injuries
d. Flexor Tendon Injuries
e. Extensor Tendon Injuries
f. Tendonitis, Tenosynovitis and Trigger fingers
g. Burns
h. Amputations and Prosthesis
i. The stiff Hand
j. Dupuytrens Contracture
k. Vascular disorders
3. THE WRIST
a. Functional anatomy and assessment
b. Kintmatics of the wrist and mobilisation techniques
c. Investigation procedures and special tests
d. Distal Radial fractures
e. Carpal fractures
f. Management of carpal instability
g. Salvage procedures for the wrist
h. The stiff wrist
4. HAND AND WRIST ARTHRITIS
a. Oesteoarthritis
b. Rheumatoid arthritis
5. THE ELBOW
a. Functional anatomy and assessment
b. Elbow trauma
c. The stiff elbow
d. Elbow reconstruction and arthroplasty
e. Soft tissue injuries
6. THE SHOULDER
a. Functional anatomy and assessment
b. Conservative management of rotator cuff, capsulitis and frozen shoulder
c. Fractures
d. Rotator cuff conditions
e. Arthroplasty
f. Arthrodesis
g. Instability
h. Shoulder exercises
7. UPPER LIMB NERVE INJURIES AND CONDITIONS
a. Peripheral nerve injuries
b. Brachial Plexus injuries
c. Compression syndromes
d. Tendon transfers
e. Painful conditions
f. Other neurological conditions
Cerebral palsy
Spastic hand
8. SPORTING INJURIES
a. Hand and wrist
b. Elbow and shoulder
9. OVERUSE INJURIES OF THE UPPER LIMB