Hand and Wrist

Editors: Julie E. Adams, MD, FAAOS and David C. Ring, MD

NOTE: The denotation “(overlap)” implies the chapter is listed in this section and another subspecialty section. For example, compartment syndrome is listed in both Trauma and Hand and Wrist sections.

Section 1: Pain

  • Physical Examination and Anatomy of the Hand, Forearm, and Wrist       
  • Osteoarthritis of the Wrist         
  • Inflammatory Arthritis  
  • Ulnar Impaction             
  • Osteonecrosis: Priesier Disease and Kienböck Disease  
  • Tendinopathy of the Hand and Wrist     
  • Pain Associated With Ligamentous Laxity             
  • Nonspecific Pain             
  • Psychiatric Hand Disorders         
  • Medial and Lateral Elbow Enthesopathy (Epicondylitis) (overlap)
  • Congenital Upper Extremity Differences (overlap)
  • Trapeziometacarpal Joint Arthritis

Section 2: Lumps and Deformities

  • Dupuytren Disease
  • Tumor and Tumor-like Conditions of the Hand and Wrist

Section 3: Objective Neuropathology 

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Idiopathic Median Nerve Compression at the Carpal Tunnel
  • Idiopathic Ulnar Neuropathy at the Cubital Tunnel
  • Less Common Objectively Verifiable Peripheral Mononeuropathies
  • Hereditary Motor Sensory Neuropathy (Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease)
  • Tetraplegia and Brain Injury

Section 4: Hand, Wrist, and Elbow Injuries

  • Nerve Repair and Reconstruction
  • Hand and Wrist Flexor Tendon Repair and Reconstruction
  • Hand and Wrist Extensor Tendon Repair and Reconstruction
  • Burns and Frostbite, Fingertip and Nail Bed Injuries, and Injection and Extravasation Injuries
  • Soft-Tissue Coverage
  • Targeted Muscle Reinnervation and Prosthetics
  • Fractures and Dislocations of the Hand and Digits (overlap)
  • Fractures and Dislocations of the Carpus (overlap)
  • Forearm Trauma and Diaphyseal Fractures (overlap)
  • Distal Radius Fractures (overlap)
  • Compartment Syndrome (overlap)
  • Elbow Repair and Reconstruction: Distal Biceps and Triceps Tendon Conditions (overlap)

Section 5: Vascular Conditions

  • Acute and Chronic Vascular Disorders of the Hand and Wrist
  • Revascularization, Replantation, and Transplantation in the Upper Extremities

Section 6: Techniques

  • Hand Surgery Using Local Anesthesia With Epinephrine
  • Wrist and Hand Arthroscopy
  • Microsurgery Techniques