In the last quarter century, no one has played a stronger role in hand and wrist fracture management, especially using AO principles, than Jesse Jupiter. This long awaited book is the culmination of his work, along with other pioneers in the field, and presents all key developments in biomechanics, design, materials, and state-of-the-art AO techniques.
Organized in a case-based format, the book focuses on fractures of the hand, scaphoid, and distal radius (including soft-tissue injuries). For each case, you'll review patient history, planning, approach, reduction, fixation, and rehabilitation, along with hundreds of full-color illustrations, intraoperative pictures, and x-rays. Online access to videos demonstrating step-by-step intraoperative procedures is included with the book.
Along with detailed surgical techniques, you'll also find a wealth of guidelines on indications, choice of surgical approach, preoperative planning, and postoperative management. This is a book no orthopedic surgeon should be without.Extraordinary book...extremely well illustrated with full-color photographs, radiographs, and drawings. A DVD-ROM accompanies the text and provides concise, narrated intraoperative videos, teaching videos, and animations. The narrative contains only essential details and thus provides a fast overview of each case. Figures comprise more than half of the book and are clearly referenced in the text and convenient to follow. The strengths of this book are its impressive organization and easy readability. It offers a unique, visual-based learning experience, enhanced by numerous video clips and beautiful color photography. It is concise and clearly written. ...Rehabilitation specialists should find [the book] intriguing. ...An excellent resource.--Journal of Orthopaedics and Sports Physical TherapyAn outstanding reference and technique manual on management of hand and wrist fractures using AO principles and fixation devices...informative and practical...should be available in all orthopaedic libraries. --Doody's Book Reviews