This volume, dealing with situations from a nailbed injury to an amputation or a gunshot wound and almost everything in between, is a comprehensive but simple manual, addressing the most frequent, and some of the not-so-frequent, emergencies in the field of hand surgery. Every chapter is written by a group of experienced hand surgeons from around the world, who will guide the reader on the management of a variety of different conditions and injuries. Some of the topics covered here include how to examine and treat an acute brachial plexus injury, learning how wrist biomechanics is applied to the management of acute carpal injuries, and performing wide-awake anesthesia with no tourniquet on an acutely injured hand, among many others.
Jose Couceiro, MD, PhD, FEBOT, FEBHS, is an attending orthopedic surgeon at the Hand and Peripheral Nerve Unit at the Hospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla in Santander, Spain. He obtained his PhD in 2008 from Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, and is a Fellow of the European Board of Orthopedics and Traumatology. He is also a Professor of Anatomy at the Gimbernat Physiotherapy School, Spain, and has authored a number of scientific papers in the field of hand surgery.
Manuel R. Sánchez-Crespo, MD, is an attending orthopedic surgeon. He currently works at the Hand and Peripheral Nerve Unit at the Hospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla in Santander, Spain. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Cantabria School of Medicine, Spain, and at the Gimbernat Physiotherapy School, Spain.
Dr Huey Yuan Tien graduated from Chung Shan Medical University, China, in 1986 and completed his orthopedic residency training in Taiwan. He then spent three years as a Research Fellow, Clinical Fellow and Senior Fellow at the Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery, USA, before completing residency training at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in General Surgery. He is currently an Associate Clinical Professor at the Department of Surgery and Department of Orthopedic Surgery of the University of Louisville School of Medicine, where he is also the Chief of the Division of Hand Surgery in the Department of Surgery.