Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Yen Hsun Chen, Aaron Daluiski
      Pages 3-23
    3. Susan Duff
      Pages 25-36
  3. Physical Examination

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Andrea Bauer, Michelle James
      Pages 39-55
    3. M. J. Mulcahey, Scott H. Kozin
      Pages 57-74
  4. Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Archana Malik, Jacqueline A. Urbine, Erica D. Poletto, Bret Kricun, Evan Geller, Polly Kochan et al.
      Pages 77-114
  5. Anesthesia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Andrew J. Costandi, Vidya Chidambaran
      Pages 117-138
  6. Occupational Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Jenny M. Dorich, Carrissa Shotwell
      Pages 141-169
    3. Sarah Ashworth, Timothy Estilow, Deborah Humpl
      Pages 171-195
  7. Congenital Differences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Scott A. Riley, Ronald Burgess
      Pages 213-236
    3. Nick A. van Alphen, Steven L. Moran
      Pages 237-263
    4. Mohammad M. Al-Qattan, Abdullah Al-Thunyan
      Pages 265-275
    5. M. Claire Manske, Charles A. Goldfarb
      Pages 277-295

About this book


Sub-specialization within pediatric orthopedics is growing, in part due to the development of free-standing children's hospitals and the desire by patients and their parents to have "experts" care for them. We are at the forefront of a trend in physicians classifying themselves as pediatric upper extremity surgeons. Numerous pediatric hospitals now have or are recruiting physicians to focus their practice in this area. Historically, these issues were treated by general orthopedic surgeons, adult hand surgeons, pediatric orthopedic surgeons, or plastic surgeons. However, none of these professionals treat the entirety of pediatric upper extremity pathology, and no single reference has focused on the treatment of the pediatric upper extremity as a whole. For example, fractures have typically been written about in pediatric textbooks, while tendon and nerve injuries are covered in adult hand textbooks. This textbook is a comprehensive, illustrated reference that discusses all aspects of the pediatric upper extremity, from embryology and functional development to nerve injuries, trauma, tumors, burns, sports injuries and more.


Orthopedics Pediatrices Surgical Orthopedics Upper extremity

Editors and affiliations

  • Joshua M. Abzug
    • 1
  • Scott H. Kozin
    • 2
  • Dan A. Zlotolow
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. of OrthopedicsUniversity of Maryland School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Shriners Hospitals for ChildrenPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Shriners Hospitals for ChildrenPhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-8513-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-8515-5
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