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Peripheral Nerve Surgery: Practical Applications in the Upper Extremity
Peter C. Amadio, MD1
1 Mayo ClinicRochester, Minnesota
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David J. Slutsky and Vincent R. Hentz, editors. Philadelphia: Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier; 2006. 375 pages. $229.00.

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2006 Dec 01;88(12):2771-2771
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This multiauthor text is, according to the blurb on the back cover, a practical, comprehensive, and up-to-date volume that offers "today's best knowledge on the treatment of nerve injuries" in the upper extremity. It is, indeed, a quite comprehensive volume, covering nerve repairs, grafts, conduits, flaps, and other options, including tendon transfers, with separate sections on compression neuropathies, brachial plexus surgery, and electrodiagnosis. The text is heavily illustrated with color figures and superb artwork, but it is no "how-to" atlas. Instead, each of the twenty-two chapters covers a topic from the perspective of that author, including, to varying degrees, pathology, relevant anatomy, and surgical (and on occasion, nonsurgical) techniques, indications, and results. Most chapters are illustrated with case examples.
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