European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology
John R. Fowler Jr., Nandkumar M. Rawool: Ultrasons of the hand
and ultrasound extremity: a step‑by‑step guide
Thieme Verlag, New York, Stuttgart, Delhi, Rio de Janeiro, 2017, 202 pp, 178.0 × 254.0 mm,
Hardcover (GEB), e‑book, EUR (D) 119,99, EUR (A) 123,40, CHF 138,00, ISBN: 978‑1‑6262‑3688‑2
Alain G. Graftiaux
· Pierre Kehr
Received: 6 May 2018 / Accepted: 20 May 2018
© Springer-Verlag France SAS, part of Springer Nature 2018
Currently, in the air of time, the practice of echography by
the surgeons extends more and more.
This book with the videos associated available on the site
with Thieme makes it possible in a very practical way to be
familiarized with the basic techniques relating to at the same
time the wrist, the elbow, and the shoulder.
The introduction makes it possible to describe the bases
of echography, the material, and the various probes.
Each chapter is built same manner with the installation,
the positions of the probe, the normal anatomy accompanied
by diagrams. The pathological anomalies are described and
then the reference marks for the realization of inﬁltrations.
The many photographs show the images of echography mak-
ing it possible to locate itself well.
Many current pathologies are the object of chapters
thus: Fingers have projections, carpal tunnel, tendinitis of
Quervain and others, exploration of the wrist, compressions
nervous to the elbow, exploration of the biceps. The shoulder
is treated in a briefer way with primarily the examination of
the shoulder, the nervous inﬁltrations, and the bursitis.
Any surgeon of the upper limb eager to put himself at
echography will ﬁnd here a help invaluable and particularly
Compliance with ethical standards
Conflict of interest The authors declare that they have no competing
* Pierre Kehr