A Comprehensive Palette of Microsurgical Techniques for the Upper Extremity

New York, NY, April 05, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Current statistics show that one-third of all traumatic injuries affect the hands with the fingertips being the most frequently injured portion of the hand. This results in an estimated six million emergency room visits and twelve million office visits for hand injuries each year in the U.S. alone.

Written by leading hand surgeons from around the world, “The Art of Microsurgical Hand Reconstruction,” recently published by Thieme, is a visually-detailed, content-rich atlas packed with all the step-by-step procedures surgeons need to successfully perform both tried-and-true and cutting-edge techniques in microsurgery of the upper extremity. This sophisticated atlas covers more than 50 specific procedures that beginning microsurgeons as well as more experienced surgeons will want to add to their arsenal to stay competitive in their practice.

"The Art of Microsurgical Hand Reconstruction is an outstanding surgical text book. It is a monumental contribution to the field of microvascular surgery and microsurgical nerve transfer … The material covers the gamut of state-of-the-art microsurgical techniques in autogenous free-tissue vessel and nerve transplant, including those procedures considered the most difficult."“ – From the Foreword by William B. Kleinman, M.D.

This new atlas is designed for upper extremity surgeons in orthopedic and plastic surgery.

The Art of Microsurgical Hand Reconstruction
504 pp, 791 illustrations, Hardback
ISBN: 9781604067767
eBook - Available from ebookstore.thieme.com, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes
eISBN: 9781604067774

About the Author

David J. Slutsky, MD, FRCS, is a hand surgeon with an orthopedic surgery practice at the South Bay Hand Surgery Center, Torrance, California, USA, and is the Editor-in-Chief of “Journal of Wrist Surgery.”

About Thieme

Thieme Publishing Group is a scientific and medical publishing house employing more than 950 staff and maintaining offices in seven cities, including New York, Delhi, Stuttgart and three other locations in Germany. Founded in 1886, the Thieme name has become synonymous with high quality and excellence in medical and scientific publishing. Today, Thieme is the market leading publisher of neurosurgical content and holds strong market positions in orthopedics, radiology, anatomy and chemistry, among other specialties. Thieme publishes 140 peer-reviewed journals and over 500 new books annually. The company also has a rapidly growing array of web-based products in medicine and science. State-of-the-art online products include Thieme eJournals, Thieme Electronic Book Library, the medical student website WinkingSkull.com and Thieme Teaching Assistant, an innovative web-based platform for faculty. For more information about Thieme, please visit www.thieme.com.
Thieme Publishers
Mareike Bauner