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Surgical Rehabilitation of the Upper Limb in Tetraplegia


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Part I. Background and patient evaluation 1 History of Surgical Rehabilitation 2 Anatomy of the Cervical Spine and Cord 3 Trauma to the Cervical Spinal Cord 4 Immediate Post-Injury and Early Rehabilitation Periods 5 The Tetraplegic Patient and The Environment 6 Upper Limb Evaluation in the Stabilizing Patient Part II Surgical and nonsurgical rehabilitation of upper extremity function 7 Classifying the Surgical Candidate 8 Indications for Performing Surgical Rehabilitation 9 General Principles of Tendon Transfers, Tenodeses and Fusions 10 Surgical Rehabilitation of Active Elbow Extension 11 Surgical Rehabilitation for the Very Weakest (IC Group 0) Patients 12 Surgical Rehabilitation of Key Pinch by Tenodesis (IC Groups 1-2) 13 Functional Rehabilitation for the Stronger (IC Groups 3,4,5) Patients 14 Rehabilitation For The Strongest (IC Group 6) Patients 15 Surgical Rehabilitation of Refined Hand Function in the Strongest Tetraplegic Patient (IC Groups 7,8,9) 16 Surgical Rehabilitation for the Unusual, Incompletely Injured or Pediatric Age Tetraplegic Patient (IC Group X) 17 Upper Limb Functional Neuromuscular Stimulation 18 Assessing Post-treatment Improvement in Upper Limb Function in the Tetraplegic Patient - Evaluating Function

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Rod Hentz is an acclaimed author in the field of Hand Surgery. In addition to numerous journal articles in hand surgery he has written an atlas of hand surgery under the WBS imprint, which is due to publish in mid-2001. He is the past president of the ASSH, and a world authority on hand surgery and hand rehabilitation.

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