Pediatric and Adult Hand Fractures
Pediatric and Adult Hand Fractures: A Clinical Guide to Management is a comprehensive resource on the diagnosis and treatment of hand fractures in both children and adults. Written by experienced healthcare providers who specialize in treating hand injuries, this book covers all aspects of these fractures, from their evaluation and diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation.
The first part of the book is dedicated to pediatric hand fractures. It begins with an overview of the anatomy of the hand and its osseous development. The chapter goes on to discuss physical and radiographic evaluation and then proceeds to a more in-depth discussion of each type and area of fracture. The subsequent chapters provide a comprehensive overview of all areas of the hand, including metacarpal, phalangeal, and fingertip fractures. The content is backed by case studies and helpful figures that aid understanding and retention of the information presented.
The second part of the book focuses on adult hand fractures and follows a similar approach to the first part. This section begins with physical and radiographic evaluation and then moves on to a more detailed discussion of each type and area of fracture. Procedures such as arthroscopic and WALANT (Wide Awake Local Anesthesia No Tourniquet) procedures are also included alongside rehabilitation strategies and orthoses.
Fractures in the hand are common injuries that involve multiple providers in their diagnosis and management. This book, therefore, has wide applicability, including orthopedic surgeons, emergency department/urgent care center providers, general practitioners, plastic surgeons, as well as medical students, fellows, and trainees in all of these areas. It is an essential guide for healthcare providers treating hand injuries to ensure that the nuances of these injuries are accurately diagnosed and appropriately treated to avoid any common pitfalls that could lead to significant complications.
One of the key features of the book is that it is written by experts who routinely care for these injuries. The authors have a wealth of experience and have encountered various cases that provide examples of different types of hand fractures. This expertise translates into practical information that readers can immediately apply in their clinical work. The authors have conveyed the information in an easy-to-understand language, making it accessible to everyone, including those without a background in orthopedics.
The book’s writing style is engaging, and the organization of the content is well-structured. It is easy to jump from one section to another, and the concise chapter summaries help readers quickly review and understand key takeaways. The case studies, real-life examples, and illustrations further aid reader comprehension.
The publishers, Springer International Publishing, have a reputation for providing high-quality medical texts and this book is no exception. The book’s presentation is top-notch, with high-quality paper and easy-to-read fonts. This book would make an excellent addition to any medical library, whether in a hospital or medical school setting.
In conclusion, Pediatric and Adult Hand Fractures: A Clinical Guide to Management is a must-read for all healthcare providers treating hand fractures. The book provides useful insights and practical information that is easy to comprehend and apply in a clinical setting. The authors’ experience and expertise in treating these injuries are apparent throughout the book. I highly recommend this book to everyone interested in learning more about the diagnosis and treatment of hand fractures. Anyone who orders this book would be investing in valuable expertise that would translate to better patient outcomes.
- Publisher: Springer International Publishing; September 2, 2023
- Language: English
- ISBN: 9783031320712
- ISBN: 9783031320729