There is a saying that "hand surgery without a tourniquet is like repairing a clock in a barrel full of dark ink." Operating without a sound fundamentalknowledge of anatomy can be compared to "stirring around in the soup." Classic anatomy instruction covers only a fraction of the area of handsurgery: bones, muscles/ligaments, vessels, and nerves. The many different connective-tissue structures are often only briefly highlighted. Thecomplex interaction of the various structures remains a mystery to most. This book presents the specialty of applied anatomy and is intended formedical professionals involved with the hand and its functionality: hand surgeons, trauma specialists, orthopaedists, plastic surgeons, occupationaltherapists, and physio-therapists.
- Almost 150 illustrations, anatomicaldrawings, and photos of anatomy in vivo.
- Part 1 dealswiththeanatomy and functionalanatomy of thehand
- Part 2 isdedicated to thesurfaceanatomy of thestructures of theforearm, wrist, and hand
Part I: Anatomy and Functional Anatomy of the Hand 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Structure and Function of the Proximal and Distal Radioulnar Joints 1.3 Wrist and Movement Axes1.4 Thumb 1.5 Structure and Function of the Palm 1.6 Structure and Function of the Finger Joints
Part II: Surface Anatomy of the Structures of the Forearm, Wrist and Hand 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Practical Foundations of Surface Anatomy 2.3 Practical Procedure for SurfaceAnatomy of the Forearm, Wrist, and Hand References Index