Full Author: George E Omer, Jr, Colonel, Medical Corps, US Army (Ret.), Professor Emeritus of Orthopaedics and Chairman Emeritus Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Chief Emeritus, Division of Hand Surgery, The University of New Mexico, Health Science Center, Albuquerque, NM. Morton Spinner, Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx NY, and Allen L Van Beek, Clinical Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics, Minneapolis, MN
Description: The 2nd Edition of this classic reference has been thoroughly revised and expanded to reflect the clinical and scientific advances of the last 20 years. It's the ultimate "how to do it" book for the management of the entire range of peripheral nerve problems. The comprehensive coverage includes diagnostic techniques, surgical anatomy, basic techniques, trauma, compression syndromes, tumors, and limb reconstruction.
Features: OUTSTANDING FEATURES: * Includes anatomical overviews and surgical approaches for face and head as well as upper and lower extremities. * Offers a complete review of current diagnostic techniques, including radiology and intraoperative assessment of nerve injury. * Features the most current repair techniques for a wide range of traumatic injuries. * Addresses management of acute and chronic pain, compression lesions, tumors, burns, rheumatoid arthritis, cerebral palsy, and generalized polyneuropathies. * Provides a separate section on the Brachial Plexus, includes obstetrical palsy and trauma, as well as repair and reconstruction techniques. * Covers physical and occupational therapy management programs, including evaluation of impairment. * Contains expert contributions from over 75 leading international specialists. * Clarifies important information with over 725 outstanding illustrations.
Contents: CONTENTS: Part I: Prologue: Peripheral Nerve Injuries: A 45 Year Odyssey..and the Quest Continues. Part II: Innervation Patterns and Diagnostic Techniques: Sensibility Testing. Trauma Involving the Key Motor and Sensory Nerves of the Face. Clinical Motor Function Testing - Upper Extremity. Peripheral Nerve Injuries of the Lower Extremity. Clinical Motor Function Lower Extremity. Diagnostic Nerve Block. Special Diagnostic Studies. Bilateral MRI of the Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Imaging: Technique and Three Dimensional Color. Decision Pathways for the Therapist's Management of Peripheral Nerve Injury. Part III: Pain: The Effect of Extremity Blood Flow on Pain and Cold Tolerance. Continuous Peripheral Epineural Infusion for the Treatment of Acute Pain. Indications for Utilization of a Pain Clinic. Spinal Cord and Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for Management of Peripheral Pain. Painful Neuromas of the Upper Extremity and Post-Neurectomy Pain. Painful Neuromas of the Lower Extremity and Post-Neurectomy Pain. Surgical Sympathectomy and Sympathetic Blocks Upper and Lower Extremity, Local and Plexus Level. Part IV: Anatomical Overview: Surgical Exposures of the Peripheral Nerves of the Head, Neck, Upper and Lower Extremities. Pertinent Internal Topography of Peripheral Nerves of The Upper Extremity. Lower Extremity Nerve Topography (Sciatic and Femoral Nerve). Normal and Anomalous Innervation Patterns of the Face and Head. Trophic and Tropic Influences on Peripheral Nerve Regeneration. Histochemical Aids to Control Specificity in Peripheral Nerve Repair. Part V: Suture Techniques: Intraoperative Assessment of Nerve Lesions, Including Nerve Stimulation and Recording Techniques (Electrodiagnostic Studies). Microsurgical Techniques of Nerve Repair. Epineural Repair: Technique and Long-term Results. Fascicular Nerve Repair. Nerve Grafts: Technique and Long-term Results. Nerve Lengthening Techniques. Vascularized Nerve Grafts. Autogenous and Synthetic Conduits for Nerve Repair. Adjuncts to Suture Repair of Peripheral Nerves: Laser, Glue, and Other Techniques. Evaluation of the Neuroma in Continuity. Evaluation of Nerve Gaps: Upper and Lower Extremities. The Evaluation of Clinical Results Following Peripheral Nerve Suture. Part VI: Trauma: Missiles, Lacerations, Traction, Injections: Pathophysiology of Peripheral Nerve Trauma. The Prognosis for Untreated Traumatic Injuries. Diagnosis and Management of Intracranial Nerve Lesions. Direct Muscle Neurotization. Peripheral Nerve Injuries and Gunshot Wounds. Peripheral Nerve Injection Injury. Clinical Outcome Following Nerve Repair. Lower Extremity Nerve Injuries. Trauma Involving Nerve Injuries. Brachial Plexus Injuries. Treatment of Obstetrical Palsy. Neurotization in the Treatment of Brachial Plexus Injuries. Reconstruction of the Shoulder and Elbow Following Brachial Plexus Injury. Part VII: Compression Lesions: Nerve Fiber Pathology in Acute and Chronic Compression. Epidemiology and Economic Impact of Compression Neuropathy. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Management of Nerve Compression Lesions of the Upper Extremity. Conventional (open) Carpal Tunnel Release. Quantitative Measurement of Hand Function: Application to Medical Decision-Making and Return to the Workplace after Cumulative Nerve Trauma. Rehabilitation Techniques for Patients with Occupational Disorders. Nerve Entrapment Syndromes of the Low Back and Lower Extremities. Part VIII: Special Problems: Neurological Involvement of the Extremities Associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Management of Peripheral Nerve Tumors. The Management of Leprous Neuritis. Burn Induced Peripheral Nerve Injury. Management of the Cerebral Palsy Patient. Generalized Polyneuropathies and Other Nonsurgical Peripheral Nervous System Disorders. Part IX: Reconstruction: Contemporary Muscle Morphology as Related to Nerve Pathology. Electrical Stimulation of Denervated Muscles. Reconstructive Procedures in the Forearm and Hand Following. Bilateral Upper Extremity Replantation. Tendon Transfers as Reconstructive Procedures in the Leg and Foot Following Peripheral Nerve Injuries. Innervated Free Muscle Transfers in Extremities Following Nerve Loss. Sensation Bearing Flaps. Management of Sensory Loss in Extremities. Part X: Evaluation: Impairment Evaluation of the Peripheral Nerve System.