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Stable Fixation of the Hand and Wrist

  • Alan E. Freeland
  • Michael E. Jabaley
  • James L. Hughes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. History and Basic Science

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alan E. Freeland, Michael E. Jabaley, James L. Hughes
      Pages 3-8
    3. Alan E. Freeland, Michael E. Jabaley, James L. Hughes
      Pages 9-10
    4. Alan E. Freeland, Michael E. Jabaley, James L. Hughes
      Pages 11-13
    5. Alan E. Freeland, Michael E. Jabaley, James L. Hughes
      Pages 14-15
    6. Alan E. Freeland, Michael E. Jabaley, James L. Hughes
      Pages 17-19
    7. Alan E. Freeland, Michael E. Jabaley, James L. Hughes
      Pages 20-22
    8. Alan E. Freeland, Michael E. Jabaley, James L. Hughes
      Pages 23-24
    9. Alan E. Freeland, Michael E. Jabaley, James L. Hughes
      Pages 25-27
    10. Alan E. Freeland, Michael E. Jabaley, James L. Hughes
      Pages 28-30
    11. Back Matter
      Pages 31-35
  3. Fracture Repair

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Metacarpals and Carpals

      1. Alan E. Freeland, Michael E. Jabaley, James L. Hughes
        Pages 39-41
      2. Alan E. Freeland, Michael E. Jabaley, James L. Hughes
        Pages 42-43
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        Pages 44-44
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        Pages 45-46
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        Pages 47-48
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        Pages 49-51
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        Pages 52-54
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        Pages 55-57
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        Pages 58-62
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        Pages 63-65
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        Pages 66-70
      12. Alan E. Freeland, Michael E. Jabaley, James L. Hughes
        Pages 71-75
    3. Phalangeal Fractures

      1. Alan E. Freeland, Michael E. Jabaley, James L. Hughes
        Pages 79-80
      2. Alan E. Freeland, Michael E. Jabaley, James L. Hughes
        Pages 81-83
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        Pages 84-89
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        Pages 90-92
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        Pages 93-96
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        Pages 97-98
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        Pages 99-101
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        Pages 104-104
      9. Alan E. Freeland, Michael E. Jabaley, James L. Hughes
        Pages 105-106
    4. Distal Radial Fractures

      1. Alan E. Freeland, Michael E. Jabaley, James L. Hughes
        Pages 111-115
      2. Alan E. Freeland, Michael E. Jabaley, James L. Hughes
        Pages 116-116
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        Pages 117-122
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        Pages 123-126
    5. Special Fracture Categories

      1. Alan E. Freeland, Michael E. Jabaley, James L. Hughes
        Pages 129-130
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        Pages 131-133
      3. Alan E. Freeland, Michael E. Jabaley, James L. Hughes
        Pages 134-151
      4. Alan E. Freeland, Michael E. Jabaley, James L. Hughes
        Pages 152-158
    6. Back Matter
      Pages 159-164
  4. Reconstruction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-278
    2. Alan E. Freeland, Michael E. Jabaley, James L. Hughes
      Pages 167-178
    3. Arthrodesis

      1. Alan E. Freeland, Michael E. Jabaley, James L. Hughes
        Pages 181-191
      2. Alan E. Freeland, Michael E. Jabaley, James L. Hughes
        Pages 192-195
      3. Alan E. Freeland, Michael E. Jabaley, James L. Hughes
        Pages 196-197

About this book

Introduction

In the past, conservative (or nonoperative) treatment of fractures of the hand has been the rule and severe and multiple fractures usually did not receive surgical atten­ tion. There are probably several reasons why this is so. Rarely did these fractures threaten life; they usually healed rapidly; and after immobilization, hand pain usually subsided. At the same time, intraarticular fractures frequently were unstable and often displaced and attempts to correct deformity were considered difficult to achieve. As a result, the ultimate joint motion in many cases was limited. It can fairly be said that decisions and techniques regarding internal fixation of small joints and bones were not known to most surgeons. Although the history of internal fixation is not extensive, there have been some exciting events. In the 16th century gold plates were used to repair cleft palates. Later, the Chinese employed wire loop sutures to correct difficult fractures. In the 18th century silver cerclage wires were used to achieve fixation and promote early bone healing. Although these fracture treatments occasionally proved successful, more frequently they did not and they never enjoyed wide acceptance. Doctors Alan Free­ land, Michael Jabaley, and James Hughes have described this history of bone fixation in a manner that is both colorful and educational and they have managed to extract the essential features that lend continuity to the story of the development of internal fixation.

Keywords

Instrument bone fixation fracture hand implant osteotomy

Authors and affiliations

  • Alan E. Freeland
    • 1
    • 2
  • Michael E. Jabaley
    • 3
    • 4
  • James L. Hughes
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.Section of Hand SurgeryUniversity of Mississippi Medical CenterJacksonUSA
  2. 2.Jackson Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Mississippi Methodist Rehabilitation Center, Blake Clinic for Crippled Children and Mississippi Children’s Rehabilitation CenterJacksonUSA
  3. 3.Division of Plastic SurgeryUniversity of Mississippi Medical CenterJacksonUSA
  4. 4.St. Dominic’s-Jackson Health Services Center, Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, River Oaks Hospital, Mississippi Methodist Rehabilitation CenterJacksonUSA
  5. 5.Division of Orthopaedic SurgeryUniversity of Mississippi Medical CenterJacksonUSA
  6. 6.Jackson Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Mississippi Methodist Rehabilitation Center, Blake Clinic for Crippled Children and Mississippi Children’s Rehabilitation CenterJacksonUSA

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