Surgery of Peripheral Nerves: A Case-based Approach

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Thieme, 2008 - Medical - 288 pages
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A case-based guide to diagnosing and treating peripheral nerve disorders


Surgery of Peripheral Nerves: A Case-Based Approach is a concise, single-volume reference for managing the entire spectrum of peripheral nerve pathologies, from brachial plexus injuries to lower extremity nerve entrapments. It features 57 cases that are grouped in sections by anatomic location of the problem to aid rapid reference to topics of interest, with one additional section that addresses the management of nerve tumors, painful nerve conditions, and other injuries and syndromes. Each chapter provides concise descriptions of case presentation, diagnosis, anatomy, characteristic clinicalpresentation, differential diagnosis, diagnostic tests, management options, and surgical treatment.


Highlights:



  • Case-based format thoroughly prepares the reader for
    managing various problems in the clinical setting

  • Diagnostic guidelines and management strategies from
    leading experts in the field of peripheral nerve surgery enable clinicians to
    confidently handle each stage of patient care

  • Pearls and Pitfalls at the end of each chapter
    highlight critical aspects of treatment and are ideal for at-a-glance review
    prior to surgery

  • More than 150 illustrations demonstrate key concepts

  • Suggested readings with brief summaries provide valuable reviews of the literature


This problem-oriented textbook is ideal for clinicians, fellows, and residents in neurosurgery, orthopaedics, plastic surgery, and hand surgery. It also serves as an indispensable reference for specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, emergency medicine, pain management, and physical and occupational therapy.

 

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Contents

Brachial Plexus AvulsionDiagnostic Issues
3
Upper Brachial Plexus Injury DuchenneErb Palsy
9
Gunshot Wounds to the Brachial Plexus
18
Medial Cord Injury
24
Secondary Reconstruction in Obstetric Brachial Plexus Injuries
33
Lesioning for Intractable Deafferentation Pain
42
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
50
Fascicular Nerve Transfers to Restore Elbow Flexion
60
Radial Tunnel Syndrome
146
Nerve Repair with Conduits
153
llioinguinalliohypogastric Neuropathy
163
Femoral Neuropathy by Compression from Iliacus Compartment Hematoma
175
Saphenous Nerve Lesions
183
Sciatic Nerve Injury and Repair
192
Peroneal Nerve Entrapment
203
Posterior Tibial Nerve Injury
211

Spinal Accessory Nerve Palsy
67
Suprascapular Nerve Palsy
76
Injury to the Median Nerve above the Elbow
86
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
94
Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release
100
Digital Nerve Injuries
109
Failed Ulnar Nerve Transposition Due to Unrecognized Snapping of the Medial Triceps
117
Ulnar Nerve Entrapment at the Elbow
123
Failed Ulnar Nerve Decompression
132
Management of Penetrating Lacerating Nerve Injuries
138
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
219
Schwannoma
231
Management of Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors
242
Neurogenic Sarcoma of the Sciatic Nerve
250
Lumbar Plexus Injury
256
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
262
Upper Dorsal Sympathectomy for Hyperhidrosis
268
Index
277
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Department of Neurosurgery, University of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, PA, USA

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