This book provides comprehensive coverage of the management and related surgery of the rheumatoid hand, wrist, and elbow. It provides a much-needed, authoritative discussion of the epidemiology, surgical techniques, and outcomes of rheumatoid surgery. The book begins by introducing important background concepts, and then goes on to present up-to-date details on pre and postoperative management, indications, and treatment options. Each section ends with case-based coverage of common clinical scenarios and features numerous illustrations that showcase the sequential approach in managing this disease. Clinical Management of the Rheumatoid Hand,
Wrist, and Elbow has broad appeal for rheumatologists and primary care physicians, and will assist them in providing appropriate referrals for surgery consultations. It also serves as a valuable reference for surgeons treating and managing patients with this unique disease.
- Provides sequential technical approaches to managing rheumatoid arthritis in the hand, wrist, and elbow
- Includes detailed content on various surgical procedures and decision-making processes
- Features an authoritative, international author team from both rheumatology and hand surgery professions
- Richly illustrated with pictures and schematic drawings to clarify important topics
Part I: Background Concepts.- Advances in the Medical Treatment of RA: What Surgeons Need to Know.- Etiology of Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Historical and Evidence-Based Perspective.- Preoperative and Postoperative Medical Management for Rheumatoid Hand Surgery.- Setting Priorities: The Timing and the Indication for Rheumatoid Surgical Procedures.- Upper Extremity Compression Neuropathies in Rheumatoid Patients.- Current Treatment Outcomes among Patients with Rheumatoid Hand and Wrist Deformities.- Application of Patient-Rated Questionnaires in Rheumatoid Hand Outcomes Research.- Part II: Rheumatoid Wrist.- Biomechanics of the Rheumatoid Wrist Deformity.- Concepts and Indications of Rheumatoid Wrist Surgery.- Management of the Distal Radioulnar Joint in Rheumatoid Arthritis.- Soft Tissue Reconstructive Procedures in the Rheumatoid Wrist, Including Tendon Transfer Procedures .- Advances in Total Wrist Arthroplasty.- Total Wrist Fusion and Limited Wrist Fusion Procedures in Rheumatoid Arthritis.- Application of Arthroscopy in Treatment of the Rheumatoid Wrist. - Case Based Discussion of the Management of the Rheumatoid Wrist.- Part III: Rheumatoid Hand.- The Rheumatoid Finger: Treatment Concepts and Indications for Surgery.- Biomechanics of Rheumatoid Finger Deformities.- Treatment of MCP Joints in the Rheumatoid Hand.- Treatment of Boutonniere and Swan-Neck Deformities in Rheumatoid Fingers.- Concepts in Ulnar Drift Deformity.- The Rheumatoid Thumb.- Case Based Examples of Management of the Rheumatoid Hand.- Part IV: Rheumatoid Elbow.- Soft Tissue Management of the Elbow Deformities.- Arthroplasty Procedures for the Rheumatoid Elbow.- Case Based Examples of Management of Rheumatoid Elbow