Acute Management of Hand Injuries

Andrew J. Weiland, MD ; Rachel S. Rohde, MD

  • $64.95
  • ISBN 10 1556428537
  • ISBN 13 978-1556428531
  • 224 pp Soft Cover
  • Pub. Date: 2009
  • Order# 18531

Do you encounter patients with hand and wrist problems? Are there times when you wish you had a hand surgeon next to you to help guide you in the right direction? The answers you are looking for can be found inside Acute Management of Hand Injuries by hand surgeons, Drs. Andrew J. Weiland and Rachel S. Rohde.

Acute Management of Hand Injuries is a concise and user-friendly book including the most common acute hand and wrist complaints including fractures, dislocations, tendon and nerve injuries, infections, bite injuries, and industrial trauma. This book acts as a “pocket consultant” for non-hand specialists who temporize acute hand issues before referring the patient to a specialist.

Acute Management of Hand Injuries is designed to provide the most current and up-to-date information on even the smallest hand afflictions.

Inside You'll Also Find:

  • Numerous photographs and radiographs
  • Hand evaluation diagram template
  • Suggested readings at the end of each chapter
  • Quick reference appendices covering topics such as antibiotic recommendations and burn treatment

Acute Management of Hand Injuries also will serve as a perfect introductory guide for residents and students in orthopedic or plastic surgery programs who will be expected to master these basic principles.

Each Chapter Includes:

  • Mechanism of Injury
  • Evaluation
  • Acute Treatment
  • Definitive Treatment
  • Potential Problems

Acute Management of Hand Injuries is ideal for orthopedic surgeons, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, residents, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and all who provide care in emergency room, urgent care, and primary practice settings.

About the Authors
Foreword by Richard H. Gelberman, MD
Section I Assessment of Acute Hand Injury Patients: The Basics
Chapter 1 Evaluating Patients With Urgent Hand Injuries
Chapter 2 Examination of the Hand
Section II Bone and Joint Injuries
Chapter 3 General Concepts: “Do I Need Surgery?”
Chapter 4 Mallet Fractures
Chapter 5 Fingertip Injuries: Distal Phalanx Fractures and Nail Bed Lacerations
Chapter 6 Middle and Proximal Phalanx Fractures
Chapter 7 Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Dislocations and Volar Plate Injuries
Chapter 8 Gamekeeper’s Thumb
Chapter 9 Metacarpal Fractures
Chapter 10 Scaphoid Fractures
Chapter 11 Carpal (Non-Scaphoid) Fractures
Chapter 12 Perilunate Dislocations
Chapter 13 Distal Radius Fractures
Chapter 14 Compartment Syndrome
Section III Tendon Injuries
Chapter 15 Extensor Tendon Lacerations
Chapter 16 Flexor Tendon Lacerations
Chapter 17 Extensor Tendon Avulsions (Mallet Finger)
Chapter 18 Flexor Tendon Avulsions (Jersey Finger)
Section IV Nerve Injuries
Chapter 19 Digital Nerve Injuries
Chapter 20 Median Nerve Injuries
Chapter 21 Ulnar Nerve Injuries
Chapter 22 Radial Nerve Injuries
Section V Hand and Wrist Infections
Chapter 23 Felon/Pulp Space Infections Color Atlas
Chapter 24 Paronychial Infections
Chapter 25 Infectious/Purulent Tenosynovitis
Chapter 26 Septic Arthritis
Chapter 27 Web Space Infection (Collar-button Abscess) and Palmar Space Infections
Chapter 28 Cellulitis
Chapter 29 Herpetic Whitlow
Chapter 30 Bite Wounds
Section VI Other Traumatic Digit Injuries
Chapter 31 Traumatic Amputations
Chapter 32 Injection Injuries
Chapter 33 Ring Avulsion Injuries
Section VII Gunshot Wounds, Burns, and Frostbite
Chapter 34 Gunshot Wounds
Chapter 35 Burns
Chapter 36 Frostbite
Appendix A: Commonly Used Splints
Appendix B: Digital Anesthetic Block
Appendix C: Tetanus Quick Reference
Appendix D: Rabies Quick Reference
Appendix E: How to Remove a Tight Ring
Appendix F: Common Hand Infections and Bite Wounds
Appendix G: Treatment of Common Chemical Burns
Appendix H: Orthopedic Abbreviations
Appendix I: Hand Examination Diagram Template
Appendix J: Motor/Sensory Nerve Quick Reference


"The book is well organized into many practical sections. The overwhelming strength of this book is that it provides a succinct reference for a broad variety of hand complaints. As a teaching faculty in a busy emergency medicine residency, I consider this a good introductory reference book for my residents. I believe this is a valuable book for its succinctness, its organization, and scope of acute hand complaints… it is affordable, and it should find a welcome place in any emergency department reference library."

— Jeffrey A. Holmes, MD,Maine Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Portland, ME, Annals of Emergency Medicine

Andrew J. Weiland, MD

Dr. Andrew J. Weiland is an attending orthopedic surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery. He is currently professor of Orthopedic Surgery and professor of Surgery (Plastic) at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York. Dr. Weiland is the past president of the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (1991), the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (1995), the American Orthopaedic Association (1998-1999), and the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (1998-1999), and treasurer of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (2000-2003).

Rachel Rohde, MD

Dr. Rachel S. Rohde is a board certified attending orthopedic surgeon at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. She completed her bachelor of science at the University of Michigan with highest distinction, following which she earned her doctorate of medicine from Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Division of Health Sciences and Technology. She trained in orthopedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh and then completed fellowship training in hand and microvascular surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

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