Eur J Plast Surg (2010) 33:175 DOI 10.1007/s00238-010-0408-6 BOOK REVIEW D. Warwick, R. Dunn, E. Melikyan, J. Vadher (eds), Oxford specialist handbooks in surgery—hand surgery Oxford Medical Publications, 2009, 635 pp, black and white diagrams (ISBN 9780199227235) Zeeshan Ahmad Received: 3 February 2010 /Accepted: 8 February 2010 /Published online: 6 March 2010 Springer-Verlag 2010 This book is a must for any plastic surgery and orthopaedic tissue reconstruction, hand infection and nerve injuries surgery trainee, as well as for physiotherapists and occu- to mention but a few. With useful diagrams interspersed pational therapists. It covers most if not all aspects of within an easily readable text, this book is an ideal hand surgery from assessment and examination to rehabil- supplement to a larger text for “on the job” use and itation and splinting. It deals with acute injuries and what learning. Perhaps future editions could include radiographs to do in the emergency department, as well as chronic which highlight normal anatomy and variations thereof, clinical conditions, and how best to manage them in the as well as pathological findings plus intraoperative photo- outpatient setting. This set up in the clear and concise graphs which may provide a significant visual stimulus for style of other books in the Oxford Specialist Handbooks the reader. Overall, this book is an excellent addition to in Surgery series, with the usual clear layout. The topics this series and is a must-have for anyone who deals with are arranged addressing areas such as bony injuries, soft hand problems. Z. Ahmad (*) Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Salisbury District Hospital, Odstock Road, Wiltshire( SP2 8BJ, UK e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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