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Challenging Current Wisdom in Hand Surgery, An Issue of Hand Clinics. The Clinics: Internal Medicine Volume 38-3

  • Book
  • August 2022
  • Elsevier Health Science
  • ID: 5646663
In this issue of Hand Clinics, guest editor Drs. Jin Bo Tang and Grey Giddins bring their considerable expertise to the topic of Challenging Current Wisdom in Hand Surgery. With contributing authors from eight different countries, this unique issue presents truly global perspectives that challenge current ways of thinking in an effort to uncover a more complete view of each topic. Readers will find articles that highlight the importance of thinking outside the box as well as the most modern way of thinking about each topic in this volume.
  • Contains relevant, practice-oriented topics including the revised treatment plan for the mallet finger; the conservative treatment of some hand and carpal fractures; internal fixation of hand fractures: field sterility and earlier removal of K wires are safe; the trapezium is not necessary: implications in treating basal joint arthritis and pollicization; dynamic rather than static procedures in correcting claw deformities from ulnar nerve palsy; and more. 

  • Provides in-depth clinical reviews on challenges to current wisdom in hand surgery, offering actionable insights for clinical practice. 

  • Presents the latest information on this timely, focused topic under the leadership of experienced editors in the field. Authors synthesize and distill the latest research and practice guidelines to create clinically significant, topic-based reviews. 

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Table of Contents

Mallet Finger: Two Different Injuries
The Conservative Treatment of Some Hand and Carpal Fractures
Internal Fixation of Finger Fractures: Field Sterility for Surgery and Earlier Removal of K-Wires Are Safe
The Trapezium is Not Necessary: Logical Implications in Treating Basal Joint Arthritis and Pollicization
Dynamic Rather than Static Procedures in Correcting Claw Deformities Due to Ulnar Nerve Palsy
Some Misconceptions in the Treatment of Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, Radial Tunnel Syndrome, and Median Nerve Compression in the Forearm
Discussions About Obstetric Brachial Plexus Injuries
Our Disagreement on "Iceberg View” on the Ulnar Wrist and Clinical Implications
Direct Repair of Flexor Tendons Close to Bony Insertion and Ruptured Collateral Ligaments
Slight Elongation of the Scaphoid and Cancellous Bone Graft Without Compression for Treatment of Scaphoid Nonunions
10 Hypotheses in Hand Surgery


Jin Bo Tang Scientific Advisor JHSE (2022--), Editor-in-Chief, JHSE (2017-2021), Professor of hand surgery, Department of Hand Surgery, Nantong, University, Jiangsu, China; Professor (Surgery), Brown University. Grey Giddins FRCS (Orth) DBA EDHS Consultant Orthopaeduc & Hand Surgeon.