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Congenital Deformities of the Hand

An Atlas of Their Surgical Treatment

  • Walter Blauth
  • Frank R. Schneider-Sickert

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Walter Blauth, Frank R. Schneider-Sickert
    Pages 1-9
  3. Walter Blauth, Frank R. Schneider-Sickert
    Pages 10-71
  4. Walter Blauth, Frank R. Schneider-Sickert
    Pages 73-117
  5. Walter Blauth, Frank R. Schneider-Sickert
    Pages 119-223
  6. Walter Blauth, Frank R. Schneider-Sickert
    Pages 225-239
  7. Walter Blauth, Frank R. Schneider-Sickert
    Pages 241-243
  8. Walter Blauth, Frank R. Schneider-Sickert
    Pages 245-246
  9. Walter Blauth, Frank R. Schneider-Sickert
    Pages 249-271
  10. Walter Blauth, Frank R. Schneider-Sickert
    Pages 272-297
  11. Walter Blauth, Frank R. Schneider-Sickert
    Pages 299-304
  12. Walter Blauth, Frank R. Schneider-Sickert
    Pages 305-307
  13. Walter Blauth, Frank R. Schneider-Sickert
    Pages 309-311
  14. Walter Blauth, Frank R. Schneider-Sickert
    Pages 312-331
  15. Walter Blauth, Frank R. Schneider-Sickert
    Pages 332-337
  16. Walter Blauth, Frank R. Schneider-Sickert
    Pages 338-351
  17. Walter Blauth, Frank R. Schneider-Sickert
    Pages 353-369
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 371-390

About this book

Introduction

In the past 10-15 years marked progress has been made in the surgical treatment of congenital anomalies of the hand. More and more, the reluctance to operate on these deformities has been abandoned. One reason for this - at least in the German-speaking countries - was the thalidomide catastrophe (1959-1962), which involved the birth of many children with deformed upper limbs. These previously rare severe abnormalities resulted in many problems and required new ways of thinking in terms of their treatment by all persons concerned with their care. At the same time hand surgery was beginning to come of age and the combination of these two events increased the interest in the field of hand anomalies, particularly by orthopaedic surgeons who had always been involved in it. The idea and preparation for this book go back to 1964. Since that time nearly all operations on anomalous hands were systematically charted by us. They were photographically recorded from skin incision to wound closure. Regular follow-up examinations were performed. This atlas represents our experience gained in over a thousand operations. The book has been written by practitioners. We hope that a hand surgeon looking for additional advice will find answers in regard to therapy and surgical suggestions. This intent influenced the book's compilation and structure: - Only those operations that have given us good long-term results will be discussed.

Keywords

Handmissbildung Instrument age birth bone care children fracture hand skin surgery therapy thinking treatment

Authors and affiliations

  • Walter Blauth
    • 1
  • Frank R. Schneider-Sickert
    • 2
  1. 1.KielGermany
  2. 2.BraunschweigGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-67654-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1976
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-67656-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-67654-3
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