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The Wrist: Diagnosis and Operative Treatment

By Nina Suh, MD, FRCSC

Choosing one book that every hand surgeon should read is a difficult task as the options for academic, leadership, and organizational behaviour books that are applicable to our subspecialty are endless. Overall, I believe a voracious appetite for reading and a curiosity to expand beyond the routine orthopaedic or plastic surgery literature is what contributes to a competent and successful hand surgeon. Having said that, my choice for one book that I have always had on my book shelf is The Wrist: Diagnosis and Operative Treatment (2nd Edition, Edited by William P. Cooney III, MD). There has certainly been advances since the publication of this textbook but I have always found it a reliable and well written reference for hand and wrist pathologies.

Comment (1)
Harold (Hal) A . Yocum
June 14, 2019 2:52 am

I would suggest the book titled, The Gift of Pain by Dr. Paul Brand and Philip Yancey.
Thanks, Hal A. Yocum, MD ( lifetime member)


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