August 1975

Treatment of Hand Injuries: Preservation and Restoration of Function

Author Affiliations

Beverly Hills, Calif


by Elden C. Weckesser, 274 pp, $15, Year Book Medical Publishers Inc, 1974.

Arch Surg. 1975;110(8):1050. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1975.01360140194043

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This excellent little monograph is written by a hand surgeon with a long experience in dealing with different surgical techniques and principles in hand surgery. His conclusions and statements are the reflection of many active years in treating acute hand injuries. From the actual case to the principle, there is a feeling of close reality that is enhanced by illustrative examples taken from the daily surgical practice.

Due to its small size, this book could not possibly be complete or exhaustive. There are many such manuals dealing with hand injuries, but this one is a valuable addition because it has the potential to help the beginner, the occasional hand surgeon, and the surgical resident in dealing with complex hand problems.

The book is divided into 12 chapters each dealing with a special aspect of treatment of these injuries. Pitfalls and principles of treatment are enunciated in a didactic fashion that

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