Published by: American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Edited by: Steven Z. Glickel, MD and Richard A. Bernstein, MD
Arthritis of the Hand and Upper Extremity: A Master Skills Publication is a unique book devoted entirely to the treatment and reconstruction of arthritic conditions of the hand and upper extremity. It presents the most current and comprehensive techniques for treatment of these often disabling problems. Procedures are described in detail, geared toward hand surgeons; orthopedic and plastic surgeons and fellows with interest and competence in hand and upper extremity. The technique descriptions can be used as guidance through a surgical procedure.
This publication is a compendium of the most current techniques of treatment including new and innovative procedures like arthroscopic treatment of the thumb CMC and the ST joint, arthroplasty of the elbow, wrist and DRUJ and reconstruction for inflammatory arthritis. It will allow readers to:
Contributors of this publication rank among the best and include nationally and internationally recognized authorities on their respective subjects.
- Diagnose and plan a strategy for treating arthritic conditions of the hand, wrist and elbow.
- Understand indications for surgical reconstructive procedures.
- Learn the most current methods of performing those procedures.
- Understand the complexity of procedures to determine whether they are within the scope of one’s practice and surgical skill set.