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Surgery of the Injured Hand

Towards Functional Restoration


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Surgery of the Injured Hand: Towards Functional Restoration by R. Venkataswami
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This title features the latest surgical treatment protocols for restoring the injured hand. This well-illustrated, full-color text covers every aspect of surgery on the injured hand with the overarching goal of restoring full usage whenever possible.

Table of Contents

Contents 1. History of Hand Surgery ... 1 Sunil Thirkannad, Prof Harold Kleinert 2. Structural Basis of Functioning of the Hand ... 6 H Srinivasan 3. Organisation of Hand Injury Services ... 38 R Venkataswami 4. Basic Techniques and Instrumentation in Hand Surgery ... 48 K Sridhar 5. Examination of Hand ... 70 R Venkataswami 6. Aesthetic Prosthesis in Hand Injuries ... 84 Robert Pho, Michael EL Leow, Barry P Pereira 7. Anaesthesia in Hand Surgery ... 94 V Nagaswamy 8. Treatment of Finger Tip and Nail Injuries ... 103 Guy Foucher, Giorgio Pajardi (Sudion Mano, Milano) 9. Avulsion Injuries in the Fingers ... 119 Guy Foucher, Jose Medine 10. Refinements of Pedicle Flaps for Soft Tissue Cover in the Upper Limb ... 134 S Raja Sabapathy 11. Primary Composite Reconstruction of the Hand ... 142 Luis R Scheker, Michel Saint-Cyr 12. Management of Complex Injuries of the Upper Extremity Proximal to the Wrist ... 153 S Raja Sabapathy, S Rajasekaran 13. Osteoplastic Method of Thumb Reconstruction ... 164 R Venkataswami 14. Pollicisation in Hand Mutilations ... 171 Guy Foucher, Patrick Lorea 15. Microsurgical Reconstruction of the Thumb ... 179 Wayne A Morrison, KJ Cronin 16. Trimmed Great Toe Transplantation (TTT) for Thumb Reconstruction ... 195 Fu-Chan Wei, Vivek Jain 17. Microsurgical Finger Reconstruction with Toe Transfers ... 203 Betul Gozel Ulusal, Ali Engin Ulusal, Fu-Chan Wei 18. Reconstruction of Hand Loss after Wrist and Distal Forearm Amputation ... 216 Simo K Vilkki xviii 19. Primary Flexor Tendon Surgery ... 225 David Elliot 20. Secondary Flexor Tendon Surgery ... 239 David Elliot 21. Complications of Flexor Tendon Injuries and their Management ... 255 Harold E Kleinert, Terry M Messer 22. Repair and Reconstruction of Extensor Tendons -- Primary Repair ... 263 Edward T Mah 23. Principles and Practice of Nerve Repair ... 288 M Hobson, R Lawson, Michael A Tonkin 24. Clinical Aspects of Peripheral Nerve Injuries ... 299 RD Lawson, Michael A Tonkin, Patrick P Fleming 25. Tendon Transfers in Peripheral Nerve Injuries, Principles of Tendon Transfers ... 313 Michael A Tonkin, Patrick P Fleming 26. The Management of Painful Nerves ... 330 David Elliot 27. Adult Brachial Plexus Injuries ... 342 Christophe Oberlin 28. Rehabilitation following Primary Surgery in Adult Brachial Plexus Lesion ... 356 Christophe Oberlin, F Tebal, JY Beanlieu, A Wahegaonkar 29. Pain following Brachial Plexus Injury and its Management ... 361 Praveen Anand, Rolfe Birch 30. Obstetric Brachial Plexus Palsy ... 366 Piero Raimondi, RM Cavallazzi 31. Secondary Reconstruction in Brachial Plexus Injuries ... 386 Piero Raimondi 32. Non-operative Management of Fractures of the Hand Skeleton--Metacarpals and Phalanges ... 404 R Venkataswami 33. Operative Fixation of Fractures of the Hand ... 411 Lam Chuan Teoh 34. Scaphoid Fractures ... 435 Edward T Mah 35. Scapholunate Ligament Injuries ... 451 Edward T Mah 36. Distal Radio Ulnar Joint Problems and Solutions ... 460 Luis R Scheker, Kagan Ozer, Bryan A Babb 37. Primary and Secondary Reconstruction in Thermal Burn Injuries ... 478 V Purushothaman 38. Major Vascular Injuries of the Upper Limb ... 491 N Sekar Surgery of the Injured Hand xix 39. Organisation of Microsurgery Service ... 500 S Raja Sabapathy 40. Replantation of Upper Limb and Rehabilitation ... 504 Abraham G Thomas 41. Major Upper Limb Replantations and Rehabilitation ... 519 Ashok Koul 42. Mini Groin Flaps in Finger Reconstruction ... 531 V Ramakrishnan 43. Radial Forearm Flap in Hand Reconstruction ... 538 William C Pederson 44. Coverage of the Hand with Fascial Flaps ... 546 William C Pederson 45. Anterolateral Thigh Flap in Hand and Forearm Reconstruction ... 551 G Balakrishnan 46. Lateral Arm Flap in Resurfacing of Hand ... 556 Lam Chuan Teoh 47. Finger Joint Reconstruction by Toe Joint Transfers ... 565 Tsu-Min Tsai, Saichol Wongtrakul 48. Surgical Opportunism in Primary Repair of the Injured Hand ... 577 John L Kelly, Prof Wayne A Morrison Index ... 583 Contents

Author Biography

R. Venkataswami, MS, MCh, FAMS, FRCS, DSc, is Head of the Department, Micro Surgery and Plastic Surgery, Apollo's National Institute for Reconstructive Hand Surgery, Tamil Nadu, India.
Release date Australia
April 1st, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
McGraw-Hill Medical
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