The second edition of this book is good news for wrist surgeons. It is more informative and comprehensive than the previous edition, published in 1988. A coeditor has been added, and the text has been expanded to include nine general sections comprising forty-two chapters and an additional 250 pages. These improvements are noteworthy. The operative treatment of the wrist has progressed greatly in the last ten years. Many of the contributors, who are prominent practitioners in their respective areas, have rewritten their chapters to include the most current knowledge in the field.