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May 1983

Operative Hand Surgery

Arch Surg. 1983;118(5):664. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1983.01390050128028

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Dr David Green and 63 contributors have compiled an outstanding two-volume text covering the full spectrum of hand and upper extremity surgery. The contributors are well known in the field, and many have written extensively on the topics they are covering. The two volumes contain approximately 2,000 original drawings and illustrations by leading medical illustrators. This text discusses not only the how but also the why for an operation. Most chapters analyze the indications and contraindications for a procedure and explain the operation in explicit step-by-step detail. The preferred techniques for specific conditions and specialized procedures are covered in depth and with clarity.

This definitive work outlines the latest concepts in microvascular surgery, including replantation of amputated parts, revascularization of severely injured tissue, free skin and muscle flaps, vascularized bone grafts, and injuries to the nails. It concentrates on the authors' preferred techniques for a variety of conditions including small

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