Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity 7th Edition + Video


Long recognized as an essential reference for therapists and surgeons treating the hand and the upper extremity, Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity helps you return your patients to optimal function of the hand, wrist, elbow, arm, and shoulder.

Long recognized as an essential reference for therapists and surgeons treating the hand and the upper extremity, Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity helps you return your patients to optimal function of the hand, wrist, elbow, arm, and shoulder. Leading hand surgeons and hand therapists detail the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of virtually any disorder you’re likely to see, with a focus on evidence-based and efficient patient care. Extensively referenced and abundantly illustrated, the 7th Edition of this reference is a “must read” for surgeons interested in the upper extremity, hand therapists from physical therapy or occupational therapy backgrounds, anyone preparing for the CHT examination, and all hand therapy clinics.

  • Offers comprehensive coverage of all aspects of hand and upper extremity disorders, forming a complete picture for all members of the hand team―surgeons and therapists alike.
  • Provides multidisciplinary, global guidance from a Who’s Who list of hand surgery and hand therapy editors and contributors.
  • Includes many features new to this edition: considerations for pediatric therapy; a surgical management focus on the most commonly used techniques; new timing of therapeutic interventions relative to healing characteristics; and in-print references wherever possible.
  • Features more than a dozen new chapters covering Platelet-Rich Protein Injections, Restoration of Function After Adult Brachial Plexus Injury, Acute Management of Upper Extremity Amputation, Medical Management for Pain, Proprioception in Hand Rehabilitation, Graded Motor Imagery, and more.
  • Provides access to an extensive video library that covers common nerve injuries, hand and upper extremity transplantation, surgical and therapy management, and much more.
  • Helps you keep up with the latest advances in arthroscopy, imaging, vascular disorders, tendon transfers, fingertip injuries, mobilization techniques, traumatic brachial plexus injuries, and pain management―all clearly depicted with full-color illustrations and photographs.


“I am enormously impressed by this two-volume reference book targeting rehabilitation of the hand and upper extremity. It is clearly a timely and valuable update from the previous edition. If you liked the prior edition, this is a must-have update.”

-Mark R Hutchinson, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine) Doody’s Review Service


The gold standard reference for all aspects of hand and upper body extremity rehabilitation





Terri M. Skirven OTR/L CHT







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1. Anatomy and Kinesiology of the Hand
2. Anatomy and Kinesiology of the Wrist
3. Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Elbow
4. Anatomy and Kinesiology of the Shoulder
5. Clinical Examination of the Hand
6. Clinical Examination of the Wrist
7. Clinical Examination of the Elbow
8. Clinical Examination of the Shoulder
9. Upper-Quarter Screen
10. Sensibility Testing
11. Functional Tests for Dexterity
12. Diagnostic Imaging of the Upper Extremity
13. Electrophysiological Evaluation
14. Clinical Interpretation of Patient Self-Report Measures and Diagnostic Accuracy of Provocative Tests
15. Soft Tissue Healing : The Basis of Intervention
16. Wound Classification and Management
17. Common Infections of the Hand
18. Surgery Management of Dupuytren’s Disease
19. Therapy Management of Dupuytren’s Contracture
20. Soft Tissue Tumors of the Forearm and Hand
21. Fracture Healing : An Evolving Perspective
22. Fractures : General Principles of Surgical Management
23. Surgery Management of Extraarticular Hand Fractures
24. Therapy Management of Extraarticular Hand Fractures
25. Intraarticular Hand Fractures and Joint Injuries : Part 1—Surgeon’s Management
26. Intraarticular Hand Fractures and Joint Injuries : Part 2—Therapy Management
27. Pathophysiology and Surgical Management of the Stiff Hand; Postoperative Management of Metacarpophalangeal Joint and Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Capsulectomies
28. Therapist’s Management of the Stiff Hand
29. Advances in Understanding of Tendon Healing and Repairs and Impact on Postoperative Management
30. Surgery Management of Flexor Tendon Injuries


90. Surgical and Postoperative Management of Elbow Arthritis
91. Scleroderma : Surgery
92. Scleroderma : Therapy
93. Understanding Pain Mechanisms : The Basis of Clinical Decision Making for Pain Modulation
94. Pain Assessment
95. Medical Management for Pain
96. Pain Management : Principles of Therapist’s Interventions
97. Complex Regional Pain Syndromes : Types 1 and 2
98. Therapists’ Management of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
99. Proprioception in Hand Rehabilitation
100. Graded Motor Imagery
101. The Use of Physical Agents in Hand Rehabilitation
102. Neurodynamic Treatment, Examination, and Intervention with Nerve Gliding
103. Taping Techniques
104. Manual Therapy in the Management of Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Disorders
105. Optimizing Outcomes : Concepts of Patient Preference, Health Literacy, and Adherence to Treatment
106. Client-Centered, Bio-occupational Framework for Orthotic Intervention
107. Relative Motion Orthoses : The Concepts and Application to Hand Therapy Management of Finger Extensor Tendon Zone III and VII Repairs, Acute and Chronic Boutonnière Deformity, and Sagittal Band Injury
108. Orthoses for Mobilization of Joints : Principles and Methods a
109. Tissue Remodeling and Contracture Correction Using Serial Casting and Orthotic Intervention
110. Soft Orthoses : Indications and Techniques
111. Therapy Management of the Upper Extremity Poststroke : Understanding the Mechanisms of Motor Recovery
112. Hemiplegia : Operative Management
113. Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity in Tetraplegia
114. Management of the Injured Athlete
115. Clinical Conditions in Patients with Breast Cancer
116. Focal Hand Dystonia
117. Assessment and Treatment Principles for the Upper Extremities of Instrumental Musicians
118. Psychosocial Aspects of Arm Health
119. The Injured Worker : Onsite Evaluation and Services
120. Work Performance : Clinic-Based Assessment and Intervention
121. Rehabilitation Considerations for the Pediatric Client
122. Management of Congenital Hand Anomalies
123. Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Surgery in the Child with Cerebral Palsy : Surgical Options and Rehabilitation
124. Pediatric Upper Extremity Trauma
125. Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy : Secondary Procedures to Enhance Function

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