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Fracture-Dislocations of the Wrist


  • Detailed guide to the diagnosis and treatment of all forms of fracture-dislocation of the wrist

  • Includes helpful information on anatomy, biomechanics, terminology, and classification of injuries

  • Step by step presentation of surgical treatments

  • Richly illustrated, drawing exclusively on cases treated by the author?


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Emmanuel Apergis
    Pages 1-3
  3. General Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Emmanuel Apergis
      Pages 7-41
    3. Marc Garcia-Elias
      Pages 43-58
  4. Perilunate Fracture-Dislocations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Emmanuel Apergis, Anna Palamidi
      Pages 139-159
    3. Emmanuel Apergis
      Pages 171-183
  5. Proximal and Distal Wrist Dislocations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Emmanuel Apergis, Anna Palamidi
      Pages 187-237
  6. Other Carpal Dislocations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273
    2. Emmanuel Apergis
      Pages 275-287
    3. Emmanuel Apergis
      Pages 289-302
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 303-305

About this book


According to reports in the literature, despite the severe disruption of carpal anatomy, fracture-dislocations of the wrist are missed on clinical and radiographic examination in a high percentage of cases. Orthopedic surgeons’ lack of familiarity with these injuries is one of the factors contributing to failed or delayed diagnosis. 

This richly illustrated book covers all types of wrist dislocation and fracture-dislocation. Detailed information is provided on anatomy and biomechanics, while terminology and classification of injuries are explained. Treatment options are thoroughly analysed, with special emphasis on surgical treatment, which is presented step by step. All of the figures – radiological and surgical – relate to patients treated by the author himself. Most of the cases are from the Red Cross Hospital of Athens that admits many patients with such injuries, in part through referral from other centres due to the author’s acknowledged expertise in the field. This volume, with its highly informative and up-to-date chapters and reviews, and a wealth of color figures, will be of great practical value for clinicians and residents in orthopedic surgery, who assist them in daily decision making.


Anatomy Biomechanics Perilunate fracture-dislocations Radiocarpal fracture-dislocations Surgical treatment

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Red Cross HospitalAthensGreece

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Fracture-Dislocations of the Wrist
  • Authors Emmanuel Apergis
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-88-470-5327-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-88-470-5842-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-88-470-5328-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 305
  • Number of Illustrations 92 b/w illustrations, 153 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Orthopedics
    Surgical Orthopedics
    Diagnostic Radiology
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From the reviews:

“This is a focused, well-organized book on the normal anatomy, biomechanics, and fracture- dislocations of the wrist. … This book is written for practicing surgeons as well as fellows and residents in training who encounter patients with these usually high-energy, relatively uncommon, injuries. … This is a necessary book for the academic orthopedic library.” (Samuel J. Chmell, Doody’s Book Reviews, January, 2014)