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Emergency Management of Hand Injuries

Emergency Management of Hand Injuries

by G. R. Wilson, P. Nee, J. S. WatsonG. R. Wilson


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This compact yet comprehensive handbook will allow emergency staff to investigate and treat hand injuries with confidence, and just as importantly, to see at a glance which patients should be referred immediately to a specialist hand surgeon. Written in a concise and accessible style, it is illustrated throughout with clear and informative diagrams.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780192628237
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 04/03/1997
Series: Oxford Handbooks in Emergency Medicine , #17
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 8.38(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: General Considerations
1. Introduction
2. Abbreviations
3. Anatomy
4. Assessment
5. Surgery, splints, dressings
6. Local anaesthetic techniques
Part 2: Soft Tissue Injuries
7. Nailbed injuries
8. Gamekeeper's thumb
9. Glass injury
10. Simple laceration
11. Major laceration and crush injuries
12. Ring avulsion injury
13. High pressure injections
14. Burns - thermal
15. Burns - chemical
16. Burns - electrical
17. Frostbite
18. Skin loss
19. Amputations (replants)
21. Foreign bodies
Part 3: Tendon and Nerve Injuries
22. Flexor tendons
23. Extensor tendon (1 Mallet)
24. Extensor tendon (2 Boutonniere)
25. Extensor tendon (3 MP joint)
26. Extensor tendon (4 hand and wrist)
27. Nerve injury
Part 4: Injuries to Bones and Joints
28. Fall on outstretched hand
29. Scaphoid fracture
30. Lunate dislocation and scapholunate dissociation
31. Bennett's fracture
32. Fracture MC shaft/base
33. Fracture neck 5th MC
34. Phalangeal fractures
35. IP joint dislocation
36. PIPJ swelling (volar plate injury)
37. Ephiphyseal injuries - (children)
Part 5: Infections
38. Paronychia
39. Pulp space infection (felon)
40. Cellulitis
41. Bite wounds
42. Septic arthritis
44. Web space abcess
45. Palmar space infection
Part 6: Patient Transfer

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