Manual of Reconstructive Hand Surgery 1st edition
Hand surgery is more an art form. This is because we are dealing with living, moving and gliding delicate tissues that respond positively to gentle dissection and react violently to ensure steps, rough handling, and disregard for hemostasis. Author remember reading somewhere that a hand surgeon must be in and out of the tissues before the tissues are even aware of the intrusion. This, Manual of Reconstructive Hand Surgery 1st edition said, because the lesser the tissue handling, the better will be the results, as the postoperative inflammation and edema will be minimal. To achieve this, speed is of prime importance and must be accompanied by gentle tissue handling. Such tissue handling can be minimized if the surgeon is aware of what to do, how to do and when to do.
Avoiding unnecessary steps, circumventing potential problems in dissection, undoing mistakes, and taking extra care at strategic points are some of the ways in which a smooth conduct of the surgical procedure can be achieved. At the beginning of my career in hand surgery, Author was lucky to be guided by experts in the field, as they led me to step by step through the many procedures.
However, elaborate textbooks may be on the descriptive aspects of the surgical procedures, but they may not suffice for a beginner who is attempting for the first time, even a well-described procedure. So, I envisaged Manual of Reconstructive Hand Surgery, which will play the role of a coach and also be able to guide the surgeon throughout the procedure. This Manual of Reconstructive Hand Surgery 1st edition book is written with this intention.
Author hope, this Manual of Reconstructive Hand Surgery 1st edition book will help surgeons to carry out their procedures with ease. After all, the ultimate beneficiary should be the patient. The procedures have been described in the practical and easy way, and may not be the original description.