Peripheral Nerve Injuries: A Clinical Guide is a fully illustrated and informative reference on injuries within the peripheral nervous system. It incorporates new knowledge in molecular and cellular events which underlie the response of nerves to injury, regeneration and neuropathic pain. Written by a leading expert in the field, Peripheral Nerve Injuries: A Clinical Guide, is a valuable resource for surgeons in residence and training.
The Handbook of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine is a valuable, first of its kind resource in its field. Featuring cutting-edge clinical knowledge from practicing physicians and experts across specialties, the book offers comprehensive information in a quick and accessible fashion. This compact reference contains an impressive breadth of information. It provides evidence-based guidance for day-to-day management of both common and uncommon problems and rehabilitation challenges specific to the pediatric patient. Beginning with an overview of normal pediatric development, the handbook’s six parts cover a wide range of central nervous system disorders, neuromuscular, autoimmune, and musculoskeletal conditions, cancer and pain, and evaluation and treatment modalities. Designed as a framework to inform clinical decision-making, the book is an essential resource for health professionals providing rehabilitation care to children in a wide variety of disciplines and settings. This broad-scope handbook is unique in its focus on pediatric rehabilitation, and will help everyone from trainees to seasoned practitioners access the information they need to successfully manage associated problems and conditions in their younger patients. Key Features: Targets core clinical issues and areas of growing importance for a complete survey of pediatric rehabilitation medicine Incorporates current literature and evidence-based information throughout Essential for practitioners at any level in PM&R, pediatrics, primary care, orthopedics, physical therapy, nursing, and others who see children with disabilities and injuries Formatted for quick access in the busy clinical setting Purchase includes access to the ebook for mobile use on most devices
Highly Commended in Neurology by the British Medical Association, 2007 This book is an anatomically based guide to locating and diagnosing peripheral nerve entrapment and injuries, complete with all the fundamental science concepts and diagnostic techniques the clinician needs to address injuries in the upper and lower extremities of the body. Full-color photographs and easy-to-digest schematic illustrations aid the comprehension of complex anatomy and its variations, and help the reader learn the examination techniques described in the book.Highlights: Step-by-step descriptions supplemented by 150 full color illustrations and photographs guide the reader through the examination techniques Thorough review of the anatomy of each peripheral nerve helps the reader gain a firm understanding of normal structure essential for recognizing and diagnosing injury Emphasis on the most common anatomical variations in the peripheral nervous system prepares the reader for the full range of clinical scenarios Descriptions of the brachial and lumbosacral plexi in the context of their major branches allows the reader to fully grasp complicated structures Examination of Peripheral Nerve Injuries addresses the needs of residents, fellows, trainees, and students in a range of specialties including neurology, orthopedics, neurosurgery, rehabilitation medicine, plastic surgery, hand surgery, peripheral nerve surgery, physical therapy, pain management and primary care. Residents seeking an excellent board review in this area will appreciate the concise format and the wealth of information contained in this book.
This book focuses on posttraumatic repair and reconstruction of peripheral nerves. Written by internationally respected specialists, it provides an overview of the challenges and the latest advances in diagnosis and treatment of traumatic peripheral nerve injuries. It presents an outline of state-of the-art procedures from diagnostics, including newest imaging techniques, over conventional and alternative surgical approaches to clinical follow-up and rehabilitation, including the latest concepts to improve functional recovery. The purely clinical topics are preceded by neuroanatomical principles and neurobiological events related to peripheral nerve transection injuries and followed by an outlook on current experimental developments in the area of biomaterials for artificial nerve grafts and peripheral nerve tissue engineering. Peripheral nerve injuries not only affect the nerve tissue at the site of injury, but also target tissue and parts of the central nervous system. They often have dramatic consequences for patients, including loss of sensory and motor functions combined with paresthesia or pain, and a reduced quality of life and ability to work. An adequate understanding of the procedures for proper decision-making and reconstructing peripheral nerves is therefore essential to ensure optimized functional recovery.
Patients with neurosurgical conditions are almost always referred from either primary care physicians, neurologists, internist or a specialist in family medicine. This guide will answer commonly asked questions about common neurosurgical conditions related to brain and spinal cord, in an attempt to fill in the gap and answer numerous questions that arises after a diagnosis is made on the loved ones. There are over 1500 academic and private hospitals in USA who have dedicated tertiary Neurosurgery services and cater millions of people in need, in addition to numerous centers that have level I and II trauma care. We aim to reach these centers and the families of the patients undergoing neurosurgical procedures. This book has been specially written and illustrated for families of patients undergoing neurosurgical procedures. It is straightforward, with non-technical language explaining the basics of neurosurgical diseases and their management including legal, ethical and financial issues.
Advances in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Author: Heung Jae Chun
Publisher: Springer Nature
This book is the first of two volumes that together offer a comprehensive account of cutting-edge advances in the development of biomaterials for use within tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Topics addressed in this volume, which is devoted to bioinspired biomaterials, range from novel biomaterials for regenerative medicine through to emerging enabling technologies with applications in, for example, drug delivery, maternal–fetal medicine, peripheral nerve repair and regeneration, and brain tumor therapy. New bioinspired hydrogels receive detailed attention in the book, and a further focus is the use of bioinspired biomaterials in the regulation of stem cell fate. Here the coverage includes the role of scaffolds in cartilage regeneration, the bioapplication of inorganic nanomaterials in tissue engineering, and guidance of cell migration to improve tissue regeneration. The authors are recognized experts in the interdisciplinary field of regenerative medicine and the book will be of value for all with an interest in regenerative medicine based on biomaterials.
Covering both acute post-operative and chronic complications following total hip arthroplasty (THA), this comprehensive clinical guide provides diagnostic and management strategies and techniques for orthopedic surgeons at every level. Utilizing a case-based approach, each condition is discussed in terms of its epidemiology, risk factors, and preventative measures, with a brief literature review providing evidence for the diagnosis and treatment each author selects. The first section covers acute post-operative complications, discussing peripheral nerve and vascular injuries, periprosthetic fractures and infections as well as thromboembolic events. The second section covers chronic complications including the more common complications such as recurrent dislocation and infection as well as rarer complications such as pelvic discontinuity. Aimed at the most efficient management of these often complicated conditions, Complications after Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty is a practical resource for orthopedic surgeons, residents and fellows working with patients having undergone hip replacement surgery.
A Guide for Clinicians Involved in Diagnosis and Management of Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Author: Einar P. Wilder-Smith
Publisher: World Scientific
The past 10 years have seen the explosive expansion of the field of high-resolution imaging of the peripheral nervous system because of technical advances in sonography, allowing for good resolution, rapid imaging and (relatively) inexpensive images of the peripheral nervous structures. This timely volume presents the rapid advances and clinical relevance of high-resolution sonography for peripheral nerve diagnostics in a precise and clinically relevant way. The book begins by describing the characteristics of normal and diseased peripheral nerves, and then discusses the value of sonography in common conditions, with the help of clear and easy-to-understand illustrations to explain how to proceed to identify structures. The topics covered include common entrapment neuropathies (carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar neuropathy, radial neuropathy, peroneal neuropathy) and other conditions in which sonography can play a role in diagnosis, such as CIPD, motor neuropathy with multiple conduction blocks, leprosy, and brachial plexus disorders. High-Resolution Ultrasonography for Peripheral Nerve Diagnostics is an essential guide for those involved in the diagnostic work-up of peripheral nerve disorders. It gives a precise and practical overview of this rapidly emerging field whilst maintaining a practical bent. Clinical neurophysiologists, neurologists, orthopedic surgeons, hand surgeons and rehabilitation medicine specialists will all benefit from having this book. Sample Chapter(s). Chapter 1: Introduction (208 KB). Contents: Introduction; Finding the Nerve; Clinical Applications. Readership: Neurologists, clinical neurophysiologists, orthopedic surgeons, hand surgeons, rehabilitation medicine specialists.
Following on from the highly successful first edition, published in 2006, the second edition of Basic Orthopaedic Sciences has been fully updated and revised, with every chapter rewritten to reflect the latest research and practice. The book encompasses all aspects of musculoskeletal basic sciences that are relevant to the practice of orthopaedics and that are featured and assessed in higher specialty exams. While its emphasis is on revision, the book contains enough information to serve as a concise textbook, making it an invaluable guide for all trainees in orthopaedics and trauma preparing for the FRCS (Tr & Orth) as well as for surgeons at MRCS level, and other clinicians seeking an authoritative guide. The book helps the reader understand the science that underpins the clinical practice of orthopaedics, an often neglected area in orthopaedic training, achieving a balance between readability and comprehensive detail. Topics covered include biomechanics, biomaterials, cell & microbiology, histology, structure & function, immunology, pharmacology, statistics, physics of imaging techniques, and kinesiology.
A Multidisciplinary Approach to Prevention, Evaluation and Treatment
Author: Christopher J. Dy
Publisher: Springer Nature
Peripheral nerve issues are potential sequalae of orthopedic surgery, even after cases in which technically excellent surgery was performed. These injuries can impede the expected recovery of function after the primary surgery. Given the manifold challenges associated with recovery of peripheral nerve injuries, this book is designed as a multidisciplinary guide to the diagnosis, prognostication and treatment of peripheral nerve issues after common orthopedic surgeries. Beginning with an overview of nerve compression, injury and regeneration, as well as a presentation of the current diagnostic and imaging modalities for peripheral nerve injuries, this unique text is organized by anatomic region and by type of procedure performed. Topics covered include shoulder and elbow arthroplasty and arthroscopy, fractures of the hand and wrist, hip preservation surgery, total knee replacement, open surgery of the foot and ankle, lumbosacral myeloradiculopathy, and more. Each chapter is authored by both a subspecialty surgeon who routinely performs the surgeries described and a subspecialized hand/peripheral nerve surgeon with experience in evaluating and treating nerve issues after that particular injury. Emphasis is placed on multidisciplinary team approaches, patient counseling, and technical aspects of surgical treatment. Generously illustrated and written by experts in the field, Peripheral Nerve Issues after Orthopedic Surgery is a truly interdisciplinary resource for orthopedic, plastic, hand and trauma surgeons, physiatrists, trainees, and all professionals evaluating and managing postoperative peripheral nerve issues.