Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity, 2-Volume Set , 6th Edition

By Terri M. Skirven, OTR/L, CHT, A. Lee Osterman, MD, Jane Fedorczyk, PT, PhD, CHT, ATC and Peter C. Amadio, MD
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  • More comprehensive coverage of the entire upper extremity, with increased coverage of wrist and elbow and shoulder problems
  • More coverage of cumulative trauma disorders and pain management
  • Book provides a complete picture for all members of the hand "team" - surgeons and therapists alike
  • Extensively referenced and abundantly illustrated
  • With the combined expertise of leading hand surgeons and therapists, Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity, 6th Edition, by Drs. Skirven, Osterman, Fedorczyk and Amadio, helps you apply the best practices in the rehabilitation of hand, wrist, elbow, arm and shoulder problems, so you can help your patients achieve the highest level of function possible. This popular, unparalleled text has been updated with 30 new chapters that include the latest information on arthroscopy, imaging, vascular disorders, tendon transfers, fingertip injuries, mobilization techniques, traumatic brachial plexus injuries, and pain management. An expanded editorial team and an even more geographically diverse set of contributors provide you with a fresh, authoritative, and truly global perspective while new full-color images and photos provide unmatched visual guidance. Access the complete contents online at along with streaming video of surgical and rehabilitation techniques, links to Pub Med, and more.

    Key Features
    • Provide the best patient care and optimal outcomes with trusted guidance from this multidisciplinary, comprehensive resource covering the entire upper extremity, now with increased coverage of wrist and elbow problems.
    ISBN 9780323056021
    Author Informaiton By Terri M. Skirven, OTR/L, CHT, Director, Hand Therapy, Philadelphia Hand Center; Associate Director, Hand Rehabilitation Foundation, Philadelphia, PA; A. Lee Osterman, MD, Chairman, Division of Hand Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University; Director, Philadelphia Hand Center and Fellowship Program, Philadelphia, PA; Jane Fedorczyk, PT, PhD, CHT, ATC, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA and Peter C. Amadio, MD, Professor in Orthopaedics, Consultant in Hand Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
    Pp Authortext Skirven, Osterman, Fedorczyk & Amadio
    New to this Edition
    • Apply the latest treatments, rehabilitation protocols, and expertise of leading surgeons and therapists to help your patients regain maximum movement after traumatic injuries or to improve limited functionality caused by chronic or acquired conditions.
    • Effectively implement the newest techniques detailed in new and updated chapters on a variety of sports-specific and other acquired injuries, and chronic disorders.
    • Keep up with the latest advances in arthroscopy, imaging, vascular disorders, tendon transfers, fingertip injuries, mobilization techniques, traumatic brachial plexus injuries, and pain management
    • See conditions and treatments as they appear in practice thanks to detailed, full-color design, illustrations, and photographs.
    • Access the full contents online with streaming video of surgical and rehabilitation techniques, downloadable patient handouts, links to Pub Med, and regular updates at
    • Get a fresh perspective from seven new section editors, as well as an even more geographically diverse set of contributors.
    Published Reviews

    "The fifth edition of Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity has something for everyone. Therapists likely will find this book an indispensable reference source that will guide and inform them in treating problems from the shoulder to the fingertip. Residents and fellows who have an interest in upper-extremity conditions will find that many of the chapters in this book fall into the "must-read" category. Even seasoned practitioners will find new and useful information concerning common clinical problems as well as clearly written and thorough reviews of topics not otherwise readily available." - Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, review of 5th edition.

    "The purpose is to provide up-to-date information correlating hand and upper extremity therapy with surgery through the "synergy" of a group of truly expert editors and authors. This book is the bible of all aspects of hand rehabilitation.This is an essential for the library of therapists and surgeons treating the hand and the upper extremity." - Samuel Chmell, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine

    4 Star - Doody Rating, March 2013

    Table of Content

    Volume 1

    Part 1: Anatomy and Kinesiology

    1. Anatomy and Kinesiology of the Hand

    2. Anatomy and Kinesiology of the Wrist

    3. Anatomy and Kinesiology of the Elbow

    4. Anatomy and Kinesiology of the Shoulder

    5. Surface Anatomy of the Upper Extremity

    Part 2: Examination

    6. Clinical Examination of the Hand

    7. Clinical Examination of the Wrist

    8. Clinical Examination of the Elbow

    9. Clinical Examination of the Shoulder

    10. Upper Quarter Screen

    11. Sensibility Testing: History, Instrumentation, and Clinical Procedures

    12. Functional Tests

    13. Diagnostic Imaging of the Upper Extremity

    14. Diagnostic Imaging of the Shoulder and Elbow

    15. Clinical Interpretation of Nerve Conduction Studies and Electromyography of the Upper Extremity

    16. Outcome Measurement in Upper Extremity Practice

    17. Impairment Evaluation

    Part 3: Skin and Soft Tissue Conditions

    18. Wound Classification

    19. Common Infections of the Hand

    20. Management of Skin Grafts and Flaps

    21. Fingertip Injuries

    22. Dupuytren's Disease: Surgical Management

    23. Therapeutic Management of Dupuytren's Contracture

    24. Soft Tissue Tumors of the Forearm and Hand

    25. Management of Burns of the Upper Extremity

    26. Therapist's Management of the Burned Hand

    27. Acute Care and Rehabilitation of the Hand After Cold Injury

    Part 4: Hand Fractures and Joint Injuries

    28. Fractures: General Principles of Surgical Management

    29. Hand Fracture Fixation and Healing: Skeletal Stability and Digital Mobility

    30. Extra-articular Hand Fractures, Part I: Surgeon's Management-A Practical Approach

    31. Extra-articular Hand Fractures, Part II: Therapist's Management

    32. Intra-articular Hand Fractures and Joint Injuries: Part I-Surgeon's Management

    33. Intra-articular Hand Fractures and Joint Injuries: Part II-Therapist's Management

    Part 5: Tendon Injuries and Tendinopathies

    34. Advances in Understanding of Tendon Healing and Repairs and Effect on Postoperative Management

    35. Primary Care of Flexor Tendon Injuries

    36. Postoperative Management of Flexor Tendon Injuries

    37. Staged/Delayed Tendon Reconstruction

    38. The Extensor Tendons: Evaluation and Surgical Management

    39. Clinical Managament of Extensor Tendon Injuries: The Therapist's Perspective

    40. Flexor and Extensor Tenolysis: Surgeon's and Therapist's Management

    41. Management of Hand and Wrist Tendinopathies

    Part 6: Nerve Lacerations

    42. Basic Science of Peripheral Nerve Injury and Repair

    43. Nerve Response to Injury and Repair

    44. New Advances in Nerve Repair

    45. Therapist's Management of Peripheral Nerve Injury

    46. Sensory Reeducation

    Part 7: Compression Neuropathies

    47. Basic Science of Nerve Compressions

    48. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Surgeon's Management

    49. Therapist's Management of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Practical Approach

    50. Diagnosis and Surgical Management of Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

    51. Other Nerve Compression Syndromes of the Wrist and Elbow

    52. Therapist's Management of Other Nerve Compressions About the Elbow and Wrist

    Part 8: Proximal Nerve Conditions

    53. Cervical Radiculopathy

    54. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

    55. Therapist's Management of Upper Quarter Neuropathies

    56. Traumatic Brachial Plexus Injuries

    57. Common Nerve Injuries About the Shoulder

    Part 9: Surgical Reconstruction for Nerve Injuries

    58. Tendon Transfers for Upper Extremity Peripheral Nerve Injuries

    59. Therapist's Management of Tendon Transfers

    60. Brachial Plexus Palsy Reconstruction: Tendon Transfers, Osteotomies, Capsular Release, and Arthrodesis

    61. Nerve Transfers

    Part 10: Vascular and Lymphatic Disorders

    62. Vascular Disorders of the Upper Extremity

    63. Edema: Therapist's Management

    64. Management of Upper Extremity Lymphedema

    65. Manual Edema Mobilization: An Edema Reduction Technique for the Orthopedic Patient

    Part 11: Stiffness of the Hand

    66. Pathophysiology and Surgical Management of the Stiff Hand

    67. Therapist's Management of the Stiff Hand

    68. Postoperative Management of Metacarpophalangeal Joint and Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Capsulectomies

    Volume 2

    Part 12: Common Wrist Injuries

    69. Distal Radius Fractures: Classification and Management

    70. Therapist's Management of Distal Radius Fractures

    71. The Distal Radioulnar Joint: Acute Injuries and Chronic Injuries

    72. Ulnar Wrist Pain and Impairment: A Therapist's Algorithmic Approach to the Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex

    73. Management of Carpal Fractures and Dislocations

    74. Carpal Instability

    75. Rehabilitation for Carpal Ligament Injury and Instability

    76. Wrist Reconstruction: Salvage Procedutres

    77. Wrist Arthroscopy

    Part 13: Common Elbow Injuries

    78. Management of Fractures and Dislocations of the Elbow

    79. Therapist's Management of Fractures and Dislocations of the Elbow

    80. Therapist's Management of the Stiff Elbow

    81. Elbow Arthroscopy

    82. Elbow Tendinopathies: Clinical Presentation and Therapist's Management of Tennis Elbow

    83. Elbow Tendinopathies: Medical, Surgical, and Postoperative Management

    84. Biceps and Triceps Ruptures

    86. Elbow Instability: Surgeon's Management

    87. Rehabilitation for Elbow Instability: Emphasis on the Throwing Athlete

    Part 14: Common Shoulder Conditions

    88. Rotator Cuff Tendinopathies and Tears: Surgery and Therapy

    89. Adhesive Capsulitis

    90. Therapist's Management of the Frozen Shoulder

    91. Shoulder Instability

    92. Rehabilitation of Shoulder Instability

    93. Examination and Management of Scapular Dysfunction

    Part 15: Complex Traumatic Conditions

    94. Complex Injuries of the Hand

    95. Therapist's Management of the Complex Injury

    96. The Surgical and Rehabilitative Aspects of Replantation and Revascularization of the Hand

    97. Restoration of Thumb Function After Partial or Total Amputation

    98. Aesthetic Hand Prothesis: Its Psychological and Functional Potential

    99. Amputations and Prosthetics

    100. Electical Injuries to the Upper Extremity

    101. Psychological Effects of Upper Extremity Disorders

    Part 16: Arthritis and Related Autoimmune Disorders

    102. Pathomechanics of Deformities in the Arthritic Hand and Wrist

    103. Therapist's Evaluation and Conservative Management of Arthritis of the Upper Extremity

    104. The Rheumatoid Thumb

    105. Management of the Osteoarthritic Thumb Carpometacarpal Joint

    106. Therapist's Management of the ThumbCarpometacarpal Joint with Osteoarthritis

    107. Joint Replacement in the Hand and Wrist: Surgery and Therapy

    108. Surgical Treatment and Rehabilitation of Tendon Ruptures and Imbalances in the Rheumatoid Hand

    109. Surgical and Postoperative Management of Shoulder Arthritis

    110. Surgical and Postoperative Management of Elbow Arthritis

    111.Surgeon's Management for Scleroderma

    112. Scleroderma (Systemic Sclerosis): Treatment of the Hand

    Part 17: Pain

    113. Understanding Pain Mechanisms: The Basis of Clinical Decision Making for Pain Modulation

    114. Pain Management: Principles of Therapist's Intervention

    115. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: Types I and II

    116. Therapist's Management of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

    Part 18: Special Techniques of Therapist's Intervention

    117. The Use of Physical Agents in Hand Rehabilitation

    118. Nerve Mobilization and Nerve Gliding

    119. Elastic Taping (Kinesio Taping Method)

    120. Manual Therapy in the Management of Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Disorders

    121. The Use of Yoga Therapy in Hand and Upper Quarter Rehabilitation

    Part 19: Orthotic Intervention-Principles and Techniques

    122. Foundations of Orthotic Intervention

    123. The Forces of Dynamic Orthotic Positioning: Ten Questions to Ask Before Applying a Dynamic Orthosis to the Hand

    124. Orthoses for Mobilization of Joints: Principles and Methods

    125. Tissue Remodeling and Contracture Correction using Serial Casting and Orthotic Positioning

    126. Soft Orthoses: Indications and Techniques

    127. Functional Fracture Bracing

    Part 20: Other Special Populations

    128. Management of Congenital Hand Anomalies

    129. Flexor Tendon Injuries, Repair and Rehabilitation in Children

    130. Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Surgery in the Child with Cerebral Palsy: Surgical Options and Rehabilitation

    131. Hemiplegia

    132. Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity in Tetraplegia

    133. Treatment of the Injured Athlete

    134. The Geriatric Hand Patient: Special Treatment Considerations

    135. Focal Hand Dystonia

    136. Psychosocial Aspectcs of Arm Illness

    Part 21: The Injured Worker

    137. Pathophysiology of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders

    138. Approach to Management of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders

    139. Analysis and Design of Jobs for Control of Work-Related Upper Limb Musculoskeletal Disorders

    140. Upper Limb Functional Capacity Evaluation

    141. Work-Orientated Programs

    142. Assessment and Treatment Principles for the Upper Extremities of Instrumental Musicians

    Part 22: Evidence-Based Practice: Integrating Clinical Expertise and Systematic Research

    143. Evidence-Based Practic in Hand Rehabilitation

    E-SBN 9780323081269
    Imprint Mosby
    Publication Date 16-02-2011
    Pages 2020
    Trim 276 x 216 (8 1/2 x 10 7/8)
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