The History and Evolution of Hand Transplantation, World Experience After More Than a Decade of Clinical Hand Transplantation, How to Establish a Hand Transplant Program, Recipient Selection – Who is the Right Candidate for Hand Transplantation? Donor-related Issues in Hand Transplantation, Surgical and Technical Aspects of Hand Transplantation – Is it Just Another Replant? Functional Outcome After Hand Transplantation – What can be Achieved? Strategies to Enhance Nerve Regeneration, Immunosuppressive Protocols and Immunological Challenges Related to Hand Transplantation, Acute and Chronic Rejection in Hand Transplantation – What have we Learned? Favoring the Risk Benefit Balance for Hand Transplantation – The Pittsburgh Approach Ethical, Financial and Policy Considerations of Hand Transplantation
Rheumatoid Arthritis, Post Traumatic and Osteoarthritis, Hemophilic Arthritis, Arthroscopic Debridement, Open Debridement, Linked Total Elbow Arthroplasty, Unlinked Total Elbow Arthroplasty, Hemi Arthroplasty of the Humerus vs Capitocondylar, Interposition Arthroplasty/Resection Arthroplasty/Distraction Arthroplasty, Elbow Fusion
This issue of Hand Clinics will include the following articles: Management of Acute Adult Hand Burns; Management of Acute Pediatric Hand Burns; Electrical Injury; Frostbite Injury; The Biologic Principles of Scar and Contracture; Postburn Contractures of the Hand; Biology and Treatment of Upper Extremity Heterotopic Ossificatio; Postburn Contractures of the Elbow and Heterotopic Ossification; Reconstruction of the Adult and Pediatric Burned Hand; Microsurgical Reconstruction of the Burned Hand; The Use of Dermal Skin Substitutes for the Treatment of the Burned Hand; and many more exciting articles!
The intrinsic muscles of the hand account for about 50% of grip strength and allow fine motor control. This issue will serve as a concise and comprehensive source of information on this muscle group, and procedures for treatment for chronic and traumatic problems in this group.
This issue of Hand Clinics, guest edited by series consulting editor, Dr. Kevin C. Chung, will focus on Health Policy and Advocacy in Hand Surgery. This issue is one of four issues selected each year by Dr. Chung. Key topics discussed in this issue include, but are not limited to: Impact of Evidence and Health Policy on Hand Surgery Practice; Navigating the Intersection of Evidence and Policy in Hand Surgery Practice; Translating Hand Surgery Evidence into Practice and Policy; Using Evidence for Hand Surgery: How to Practice Evidence-Based Hand Surgery Care; Impact of the Current United States Healthcare Environment on Practice: A Private Practice Viewpoint; Influence of the United States Healthcare Environment and Reform on Academic Healthcare Practice; Leveraging the Electronic Medical Record System to Enhance Hand Surgery Practice; How to Capture Suitable Revenue: Reimbursement and the Current Healthcare Environment with Considerations of Bundled Payments; Evidence-Based Hand Therapy and It's Impact on Health Care Policy; Access to Hand Therapy Following Surgery in United States: Barriers and Facilitators; The Intersection of Hand Surgery Practice and Industry; Establishment of a National Hand Surgery Data Registry; Providing Hand Surgery Care to the Vulnerably Uninsured Patient; Impact of Healthcare Reform on Innovation and Technology; and Health Policy Evaluation in Hand Surgery: Evaluating What Works, among others.
This issue will include 16 articles, which will provide an overview of the biomechanics of the procedure, several surgical options (including how to perform the operation on a fully-awake patient), as well as some novel approaches and a review of one doctor’s patient outcomes over the past 30 years.
This issue of Hand Clinics will focus on flap reconstruction. Flap reconstruction is a very large part of upper extremity surgery following a traumatic injury. This issue will cover the entire process including anatomy, decision-making strategies on where to source/harvest flaps, and a large number of papers tailored to specific surgical procedures: different parts of the hand and upper extremity, pediatric reconstruction, and aesthetics.
This issue of Critical Care Nursing Clinics, Guest Edited by Darlene Lovasik, RN, MN, CCRN, CNRN, will feature such article topics as: Evaluation and Work-up for Transplant; Basic Immunology; Pharmacology; Liver, Pancreas, Kidney Transplants; Living Donor Kideny, Liver Transplants; Heart, Lung, Intestinal and Multivisceral Transplants; Complications After Transplant ; Patient Education; Psychosocial Concerns; Ethical Issue; Financial/Operational Considerations; Organ Donation.
This issue focuses on the integration of health services research into clinical practice. It provides an overview of the field of health services research for the practicing hand surgeon and highlights pertinent topics that can inform clinical care in any practice setting.
In the fall of 2005, surgeons in France removed part of the face from a cadaver and grafted it onto the head of a 38-year-old woman who had been grossly disfigured when a dog dug part of her face off. And although modern culture is accustomed to pushing medicine and the human body beyond all limits, the world's first partial face transplant caused a stir that still reverberates globally today. This book begins with the story of Isabelle Dinoire, the recipient of that first face transplant, her surgery and her battles with tissue rejection, but its scope widens with a look at how surgical teams including three U.S. transplant teams are in a global race to perform the first full face transplant, and at how medical history has led up to this point - with prior successful transplants ranging from body parts as simple as cornea to those as neurologically complicated as the heart, a hand, and a penis. The most novel among them - the face transplant - however, conjures up particular and expansive psychological issues. Authors Bluhm and Clendenin show us how transplant recipients struggle with functional issues including a lifetime of anti-rejection drugs, but even more challenging in the case of a face transplant is the psychological effect on identity. Who are you, if suddenly your face - or a significant portion of it - is not what you were born with?
An account of all aspects of skin cover in the injured hand. Each chapter is referenced and topics given special attention include venous free flaps and tissue expansion, and skin cover in burns of the hand. It has clinically based descriptions of the management of injuries involving skin loss.
The distal radius is one of the most common fracture sites reported. There are a wide variety of therapeutic options available to treat this injury, but little data to determine which strategies provide the best long term functional outcomes. This volume utilizes the technical expertise from experts based around the world to provide a deep understanding of the current trends and evidence concerning this prevalent injury.
This handy reference provides a library of practical information in a single volume. When the professional needs fast, up-to-date facts on a disease, disorder, or dysfunction including description, cause, assessment problems, and treatment management, this reference is the first place to turn. Quick Reference to Occupational Therapy will help the therapist assess and treat clients as well as assist in determining how to use occupational therapy in a total patient care program.