R. Hoffmann: Handsurgery (handchirurgie), 3rd edition

R. Hoffmann: Handsurgery (handchirurgie), 3rd edition Eur J Plast Surg (2011) 34:225 DOI 10.1007/s00238-011-0552-7 BOOK REVIEW Thieme, Stuttgart, 2009, 420 pp, ISBN 978-3-13-1024203-7, €70 Leo Clodius Received: 15 January 2011 /Accepted: 15 January 2011 /Published online: 12 February 2011 Springer-Verlag 2011 This flexible manual is the third edition of a classic which high quality drawings, photographs, and X-rays illustrate began 12 years ago; however, medicine and medical the text. All pages are color-marked on their upper top science advances constantly as does clinical experience. corner. A black 8-mm square is for the patient’s history and The author stresses that this text presents the actual physical examination, for pre- and postoperative measure- knowledge at the time this text went into print. The second ments. A blue square is for amputation injuries, fractures, edition of this popular book was published 10 years ago. luxations, and soft tissue injuries including thermal injuries, Now there are new chapters and many more explanatory congenital anomalies, tumors, and rheumatoid arthritis. The illustrations. This also underlines the importance of the red square marks and explains the multiple operative challenging and more and more self-reliant field of hand principles and possible approaches. A detailed index of 15 surgery. pages, black color-marked, will help the reader to find the The new chapters present minimally invasive and searched information. endoscopic techniques and arthroscopy of the wrist. The If the reader masters the German language, he will enjoy entire text, which consists of 413 pages, is reduced to the all the detailed help on this comprehensive hand surgery essential aspects of diagnosis and therapy. When necessary, text. It is also very well presented. L. Clodius (*) Zürich, Switzerland e-mail: eurjplastsurg@juno.com http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

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