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The Thumb

A Guide to Surgical Management

  • Sang Hyun Woo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Suk Joon Oh
      Pages 3-9
    3. Young Keun Lee
      Pages 11-23
  3. Developmental Anomalies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Sang Hyun Woo, Young Seok Lee
      Pages 27-80
    3. Luis R. Scheker
      Pages 81-97
    4. Hyun Dae Shin, Soo Min Cha
      Pages 99-108
  4. Bone and Joint Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Yun-Rak Choi
      Pages 111-121
    3. Ji Hun Park, Jong Woong Park
      Pages 123-136
    4. Seok-Whan Song, Joo-Yup Lee
      Pages 143-155
  5. Tendon Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. SuRak Eo
      Pages 159-175
    3. Young Ho Lee
      Pages 177-197
    4. Myung Jae Yoo, Sang Hyun Woo
      Pages 199-211
  6. Nerve Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Jong Won Hong
      Pages 215-228
    3. Jong-Pil Kim, Jae-Sung Yoo
      Pages 229-239

About this book


In this book, globally renowned orthopedic, plastic, and hand surgeons provide the knowledge required in order to understand and resolve the full range of problems associated with diseases, anomalies, deformities, and trauma of the thumb. The opening section describes the history of “making a thumb” and covers the fundamentals of anatomy, embryology, and functional dynamics. After careful presentation of the surgical procedures for various developmental anomalies of the thumb, subsequent sections focus on the treatment of bone and joint, tendon, and nerve problems encountered in patients with different diseases and injuries. All aspects of the surgical management of benign and malignant tumors of the thumb are then described. The final section is devoted to current and emerging treatments for trauma, including amputation and microsurgical and non-microsurgical reconstruction. The text is supported by superb clinical photographs as well as high-quality schematic drawings and video clips. The book will be of value not only to practicing surgeons but also to residents and medical students.


thumb diseases anomalies deformities trauma anatomy embryology functional dynamics microsurgical techniques

Editors and affiliations

  • Sang Hyun Woo
    • 1
  1. 1.W Institute for Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryW HospitalDaeguKorea (Republic of)

About the editors

Sang-Hyun Woo, MD, PhD
​President, W Hospital, W Institute for Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery
Affiliated Professor, Yeungnam University Hospital

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Thumb
  • Book Subtitle A Guide to Surgical Management
  • Editors Sang Hyun Woo
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-4399-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-4400-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 390
  • Number of Illustrations 45 b/w illustrations, 312 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Surgery
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology