Key Features

  • Each chapter includes:
    • Pathophysiology of the condition/injury
    • A brief literature review and present status
    • Therapy treatment with:
      • an easy to read style
      • brief content with adequate detail
      • an emphasis on particular important points or tips specific to the subject
      • good diagrams and photos to help clarify content
      • indications/precautions
      • an emphasis on functional aspects
      • an evaluation of treatment
      • possible complications
    • A reference list

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

Details

No. of pages:
376
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2003
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Electronic ISBN:
9780702038037
Print ISBN:
9780750622639

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