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.