Fracture-Dislocations of the Wrist, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 8847053285
  • ISBN-13: 9788847053281
  • DDC: 617.575059
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 305 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released April 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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According to reports in the literature, despite the severe disruption of carpal anatomy, fracture-dislocations of the wrist are missed on clinical and radiographic examination in a high percentage of cases. Orthopedic surgeons' lack of familiarity with these injuries is one of the factors contributing to failed or delayed diagnosis.  This richly illustrated book covers all types of wrist dislocation and fracture-dislocation. Detailed information is provided on anatomy and biomechanics, while terminology and classification of injuries are explained. Treatment options are thoroughly analysed, with special emphasis on surgical treatment, which is presented step by step. All of the figures – radiological and surgical – relate to patients treated by the author himself. Most of the cases are from the Red Cross Hospital of Athens that admits many patients with such injuries, in part through referral from other centres due to the author's acknowledged expertise in the field. This volume, with its highly informative and up-to-date chapters and reviews, and a wealth of color figures, will be of great practical value for clinicians and residents in orthopedic surgery, who assist them in daily decision making.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: General Aspects.
2: Wrist Anatomy.
3: Wrist Biomechanics.
4: Perilunate Fracture-Dislocations.
5: Acute Perilunate Dislocations and Fracture-Dislocations.
6: Scaphocapitate Syndrome.
7: Palmar Perilunate Dislocations or Fracture-Dislocations.
8: Delayed and Chronic Perilunate Dislocations.
9: Proximal and Distal Wrist Dislocations.
10: Radiocarpal Dislocations or Fracture-Dislocations.
11: Carpometacarpal (CMC) Dislocations or Fractures-Dislocations Excluding the Thumb.
12: Other Carpal Dislocations.
13: Axial Dislocations or Fracture-Dislocations.
14: Isolated Dislocations of the Carpal Bones.