1st Edition

Evaluation and Management of Common Upper Extremity Disorders A Practical Handbook

By Rachel Rohde, Peter Millett Copyright 2011

    Evaluation and Management of Common Upper Extremity Disorders: A Practical Handbook answers the need for a comprehensive, yet concise reference that addresses practical solutions to everyday conditions that general orthopedic surgeons, and specialists alike, as well those involved with general musculoskeletal surgical and nonsurgical care, may encounter.

    User friendly and pocket size, Evaluation and Management of Common Upper Extremity Disorders by Drs. Rachel S. Rohde and Peter J. Millett provides information on how to diagnose, treat, and manage the most commonly encountered conditions of the upper extremity.

    Each condition addresses:
    • Mechanism of injury
    • Key examination points
    • Additional testing or imaging
    • Treatment options (operative and nonoperative)
    • Surgical anatomy
    • Surgical procedures
    • Rehabilitation
    • Expected outcomes
    • Potential complications

    Just a few of the conditions covered inside:
    • Trigger finger and de Quervain’s tenosynovitis
    • Distal radius fractures
    • Cubital tunnel syndrome
    • Distal biceps tendon rupture
    • Rotator cuff tears
    • Shoulder instability

    Written in a bullet format, and including photos for quick, easy reference, Evaluation and Management of Common Upper Extremity Disorders: A Practical Handbook contains valuable information for all levels of training and experience. General orthopedic surgeons, orthopedic surgery residents and fellows, orthopedic surgery physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nonoperative sports medicine specialists will welcome this thorough evaluation of common upper extremity disorders.




    About the Editors

    Contributing Authors


    Foreword by Andrew Weiland, MD

    Chapter 1 Trigger Finger and

    de QuervainÆs Tenosynovitis

    Peter Tang, MD, MPH

    Chapter 2 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Rachel S. Rohde, MD

    Chapter 3 Ganglion Cysts

    Gregory V. Sobol, MD

    See the Color Atlas following page 44

    Chapter 4 Distal Radius Fractures

    Rachel S. Rohde, MD and

    Kimberly Mezera, MD

    Chapter 5 Combined Radial and

    Ulnar Fractures

    Robert R. L. Gray, MD and

    Walter W. Virkus, MD

    Chapter 6 Lateral Epicondylitis

    David C. Gerhardt, MD and

    Jennifer Moriatis Wolf, MD

    Chapter 7 Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

    Michael Darowish, MD

    Chapter 8 Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture

    Ryan G. Miyamoto, MD and

    Peter J. Millett, MD, MSc

    Chapter 9 Proximal Humerus Fractures

    Charles J. Petit, MD;

    Christopher B. Dewing, MD; and

    Peter J. Millett, MD, MSc

    Chapter 10 Acromioclavicular Joint Disorders

    Christopher J. Lenarz, MD;

    Hinrich J. D. Heuer;

    James J. Guerra, MD, FACS; and

    Reuben Gobezie, MD

    Chapter 11 Impingement and Partial-Thickness

    Rotator Cuff Tears

    Sepp Braun, MD; Florian Elser, MD;

    and Peter J. Millett, MD, MSc

    Chapter 12 Rotator Cuff Tears

    Robert E. Boykin, MD;

    Hinrich J. D. Heuer; and

    Peter J. Millett, MD, MSc

    Chapter 13 Adhesive Capsulitis

    Brent A. Ponce, MD;

    Trent J. Wilson, MD;

    Hinrich J. D. Heuer; and

    Peter J. Millett, MD, MSc

    Chapter 14 Shoulder Instability

    James R. Romanowski, MD;

    Danny P. Goel, MD, FRCSC; and

    Jon J. P. Warner, MD


    Financial Disclosures



    Rachel S. Rohde, MD, is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery. Currently an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, she specializes in treatment of musculoskeletal conditions of the upper extremity at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan.

    Following undergraduate studies at The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Dr. Rohde earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She completed an orthopedic surgery residency program and was a Visiting Instructor in orthopedic surgery at The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. In addition, she completed a fellowship in upper extremity, hand, and microvascular surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.   

    Dr. Rohde is an American Orthopaedic Association Emerging Leader and an American Society for Surgery of the Hand Young Leader. She also is involved in the American Association for Hand Surgery and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Her research has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, and she has presented her findings at regional, national, and international meetings. Her book, Acute Management of Hand Injuries, published by SLACK Incorporated, was released in January 2009.   

    Peter J. Millett, MD, MSc, is a partner at The Steadman Clinic and an internationally recognized orthopedic surgeon specializing in disorders of the shoulder and all sports-related injuries. Consistently selected as one of the “Best Doctors in America,” Dr. Millett serves as a shoulder and sports medicine consultant to the country of Bermuda and has treated elite athletes from the NFL, NBA, MLB, X-Games, and the Olympics. Prior to coming to Vail, Dr. Millett held a faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School and was formerly Co-Director of the Harvard Shoulder Service and the Harvard Shoulder Fellowship.