ABOUT THIS BOOK
· Key reference in the management of distal radius fractures
· Tips and tricks from Scandinavian experts
· Illustrations offering step-by-step guidance on surgical technique
· Guidance on complications and their treatment
Distal radial fractures are still puzzling us 200 years after Colles’ classic description. Despite the advent of various new imaging techniques, including 3D CT, the availability of diagnostic adjuncts such as arthroscopy, and treatment options that include more than 30 different volar locking plates, the rate of unsatisfactory treatment results remains very high. Furthermore, while we are aware of more associated injuries, such as carpal ligament tears and injuries to the radioulnar ligament (TFCC), there is still intense debate on the relevance of these injuries.
This textbook aims to provide the reader with a complete understanding of distal radius fractures, their inherent problems, and how to manage them successfully. It is written by widely published experts from a part of the globe where distal radius fractures are very common, especially during the winter months. Clear guidance is provided on diagnostic imaging, classification, and assessment of fracture instability. The complete spectrum of operative and nonoperative treatment options are then clearly explained with the aid of step-by-step illustrations. Extensive information is also provided on complications and their treatment. Both students and experienced practitioners will find this book to be an enlightening, practice-oriented reference on the management of these challenging fractures.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » Arthroscopy - Complication - Fixation - Operative - Outcome
Related subjects » Medicine - Orthopedics
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction.- Diagnosis.- Treatment.- Complications and treatment of complications.- Miscellaneous.
AUTHORS & EDITORS
Leiv M. Hove, MD, Dr. med. sc., is Head of the Department of Surgical Sciences at the University of Bergen, Norway, and Head of the Norwegian Centre for Reconstructive Surgery in Tetraplegia . He is also a Senior Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and is Senior Consultant in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Haukeland University Hospital, with quadruple clinical specialities (general surgery, plastic surgery, orthopaedic surgery, and hand surgery). His doctoral thesis (1994), Distal Radius Fracture, A study of occurrence, treatment and complications, became a classic. Prof Hove has been a university teacher for more than 30 years, and a professor since 1998. Prof Hove served as President of the Norwegian Society for Surgery of the Hand for 4 years and also as the Norwegian delegate to the FESSH (Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand). 2010 he became the first Norwegian to be invited to deliver the Erik Moberg Memorial Lecture at the SSSH (Scandinavian Society for Surgery of the Hand) Congress, Sweden. He was jointly responsible for developing a new dynamic external fixator for distal radius fractures (Dynawrist®). Prof Hove is the author of a total of 170 scientific papers, overviews, book chapters, and books.
Tommy Lindau MD, PhD (Hand Surgery) graduated from the University of Lund, Sweden, and later was awarded a Diploma in Orthopaedic Surgery by The Swedish Orthopaedic Association. He has a PhD in Hand Surgery from Lund University 2000. He is currently a Consultant Hand Surgeon and Lead Researcher at The Pulvertaft Hand Centre, Derby, UK and Assistant Professor at the University of Derby. He is also Associate Professor at the University of Bergen, Norway and was previously Visiting Professor at the University of Perugia, Italy. Mr Lindau served as Vice President of the European Wrist Arthroscopy Society (EWAS) from 2008 to 2010 and as President in 2010-11. Mr Lindau is a peer reviewer for several leading journals, including Acta Radiologica,Journal of Hand Surgery (Br/Eur), Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research, and Acta Orthopaedica. He is the author of over 40 publications, including many in peer-reviewed journals.
Per Hølmer studied Medicine at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark., He was in 1997 appointed consultant orthopaedic surgeon in the Department of Orthopaedics at Copenhagen Rigshospitalet, Denmark after having done a year of fellowship at the reknown Kleinert Institute for Hand & Micro Surgery. Louisville, Kentucky, USA. Dr. Hølmer became in 2003 the Head of the Department of Orthopaedics and Hand Surgery