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Atlas of Hand Anatomy and Clinical Implications
Marybeth Ezaki, MD1
1 Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for ChildrenDallas, Texas
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Han-Liang Yu, Robert A. Chase, and Berish Strauch. Illustrations by Li-Guo Liang. St. Louis: Mosby; 2004. 599 pages. $239.00.

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2004 Dec 01;86(12):2799-a-2800
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The Atlas of Hand Anatomy and Clinical Implications, by Han-Liang Yu, MD, Robert A. Chase, MD, and Berish Strauch, MD, is an unusual kind of anatomy book. It is the fourth major anatomic atlas of hand surgery written by Professor Chase, and it imparts a different view of a subject that is both fascinating to and revered by Drs. Yu and Strauch. The authors state, "The anatomy hasn't changed... but the way you approach it has!"This atlas starts with anatomy and ends with surgical technique, rather than the other way around. In comparison to Hoppenfeld and deBoer's Surgical Exposures in Orthopaedics: The Anatomic Approach, the orientation of this book is more toward basic anatomy. Anatomic concepts—from the fingernail and sensory organelles to the rotator cuff and the brachial plexus—are covered in considerable detail. The atlas is divided into six units: five standard units, including skin envelope, bone and joint structures, musculotendinous system, vascular system, and nervous system, and a sixth unit on cross-sectional anatomy. The book contains more than one thousand full-color drawings by the same artist, the very gifted Li-Guo Liang, who through his artistic talent has imparted a sense of translucency to the illustrations and a binding uniformity to the atlas.
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