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The Sensory Hand

Author : Vernon B. Mountcastle
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Vernon Mountcastle has devoted his career to studying the neurophysiology of sensation in the hand. In The Sensory Hand he provides an astonishingly comprehensive account of the neural underpinnings of the rich and complex tactile experiences evoked by stimulation of the hand.

Sensory Re Education of the Hand after Stroke

Author : Margaret Yekutiel
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Stroke patients continue to present a major challenge to the rehabilitation professions. In particular, the "rehabilitated" patient with a useless hand remains an all too common phenomenon. This book focuses on the sensory perceptual disturbances caused by stroke which, even if slight can be the crucial factor in poor hand function. A wide-ranging review is presented of the processes of functional reorganisation by which the brain responds to the demands posed by injury as well as by learning. An inescapable conclusion from this literature is that any therapy which aims to harness these processes for the restoration of function after stroke needs to engage the patient's attention and motivation. This is followed by a detailed description of the method of Sensory Re-education developed by the author through long experience with patients and culminating in a clinical trial which establised its effectiveness. While the book is intended primarily for physiotherapists and occupational therapists, it contains much to interest all who are concerned with brain function in health and disease, including neurologists and neuropsychologists, as well as stroke patients and their families. Contents Introduction The Challenge: Stroke and its Aftermath The Effectiveness of Therapy The Quest for a Different Approach Sensory Loss in Stroke: Sensory Testing and the Frequency and Types of Deficit The Functional Implications of Sensory Loss The Theoretical Basis of Sensory Re-education: Sources Peripheral Nerve Lesions; Central Lesions Guide-lines for Intervention Contributions from Psychology: Attention; Motivation The Essentials of Sensory Re-education: The Focus on the Hand The Therapeutic Relationship The Protocol for a Sensory Task Summary The Curriculum I: How to Use the Curriculum Lessons in Touch The Curriculum II: Lessons in Proprioception Lessons in the Recognition of Objects and Their Qualities Suggestions for Homework Validation of the Method: Theoretical Considerations A Controlled Trial The Next Step Wider Applications: Sensory Problems in Standing and Walking After Stroke Cerebral Palsy Other Conditions Wider Applications Conclusion

Hand and Brain

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Used for gestures of communication, environmental exploration, and the grasping and manipulating of objects, the hand has a vital role in our lives. The hand's anatomical structure and neural control are among the most complex and detailed of human motor systems. Hand and Brain is a comprehensive overview of the hand's sensorimotor control. It discusses mediating variables in perception and prehension, the coordination of muscles with the central nervous system, the nature of movement control and hand positioning, hand-arm coordination in reaching and grasping, and the sensory function of the hand. In the last decade the rapid growth of neuroscience has been paralleled by a surge of interest in hand function. This reflects the fact that many of the fundamental issues facing neuroscientists today--including the problem of relating physiology to behavior--are central to the study of sensorimotor control of the hand. This book takes a broad interdisciplinary perspective on the control of hand movements that includes neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, psychology and neuropsychology, and biomechanics. The authors, who have all made significant scientific contributions in their own right, have sought to introduce their chosen topics in a manner that the undergraduate reader will be able to follow without sacrificing detailed and up-to-date coverage ofthe major developments. Uses an interdisciplinary approach including behavioral and neurophysiological data Describes a variety of experimental methodologies Treats neural computations necessary for the control of movement Covers implications of biomechanics for control, sensory mechanisms, and perceptual processing (haptics) Includes manipulative hand function as well as reaching Overviews each group of chapters using link sections Contains an integrated index and a glosssary The five sections cover: Mediating variables in perception and prehension The coordination of muscles with the central nervous system The nature of movement control and hand positioning Hand-arm coordination in reaching and grasping The sensory function of the hand

Medical Bulletin

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Experimental Pharmacology A Hand book of Methods for Studying the Physiological Actions of Drugs

Author : Ludimar Hermann
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The Hand book of Mesmerism for the Guidance and Instruction of All Persons who Desire to Practice Mesmerism Third Edition

Author : Thomas BUCKLAND (Secretary to the Mesmeric Infirmary.)
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A Manual of Diseases of the Nervous System Diseases of the brain and cranial nerves General and functional diseases of the nervous system

Author : William Richard Gowers
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Hand book of Physiology

Author : William Senhouse Kirkes
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Teacher s Hand book of Psychology

Author : James Sully
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Hand book of Physiology

Author : William Senhouse Kirkes
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The Hand

Author : Raoul Tubiana
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Providing encyclopaedic coverage of the hand from etiology and pathophysiology to diagnosis and treatment this book is divided into four volumes each covering specific areas and is fully illustrated throughout.

The Medical News

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Hand Secrets

Author : Morton L. Kasdan
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Completely updated and expanded, this popular volume is a practical reference on the evaluation, diagnosis, and the medical and surgical management of disorders and diseases of the hand. Will appeal to hand surgeons, hand therapists, orthopedic surgeons, plastic surgeons, and all other health professionals looking for one good clinical book on the hand. Commonly encountered problems/questions are addressed in the very popular question-and-answer format of The Secrets Series®. Contributors are renowned experts in the field.

The Lancet

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Management of Acute Hand Injuries

Author : Paul M. Weeks
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Human Hand Function

Author : Lynette A. Jones
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Human Hand Function is a multidisciplinary book that reviews the sensory and motor aspects of normal hand function from both neurophysiological and behavioral perspectives. Lynette Jones and Susan Lederman present hand function as a continuum ranging from activities that are essentially sensory in nature to those that have a strong motor component. They delineate four categories of function along this sensorimotor continuum--tactile sensing, active haptic sensing, prehension, and non-prehensile skilled movements--that they use as a framework for analyzing and synthesizing the results from a broad range of studies that have contributed to our understanding of how the normal human hand functions. The book begins with a historical overview of research on the hand and a discussion of the hand's evolutionary development in terms of anatomical structure. The subsequent chapters review the research in each of the four categories along the continuum, covering topics such as the intensive spatial, temporal, and thermal sensitivity of the hand, the role of hand movements in recognizing common objects, the control of reaching and grasping movements, and the organization of keyboard skills. Jones and Lederman also examine how sensory and motor function develops in the hand from birth to old age, and how the nature of the end effector (e.g., a single finger or the whole hand) that is used to interact with the environment influences the types of information obtained and the tasks performed. The book closes with an assessment of how basic research on the hand has contributed to an array of more applied domains, including communication systems for the blind, haptic interfaces used in teleoperation and virtual-environment applications, tests used to assess hand impairments, and haptic exploration in art. Human Hand Function will be a valuable resource for student and professional researchers in neuroscience, cognitive psychology, engineering, human-technology interaction, and physiology.

Complications in Hand Surgery

Author : John A. Boswick
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Describes the complications and conditions that may develop as a result of injury, disease, or surgery in the upper extremity. Written by an international group of contributors.

The Cyclop dia of Anatomy and Physiology

Author : Robert Bentley Todd
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Hand Rehabilitation

Author : Gaylord L. Clark
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Revision of the practical, outline-format text on hand therapy protocols. With an emphasis on common diagnosis, the Second Edition features nine new chapters with expanded coverage of proximal row carpectomy, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, median nerve compression, and digital amputation. Includes treatment purposes, goals, indications and techniuqes for non-operative and post-operative therapy, and anatomic illustrations for each disorder. anatomic illustrations for each disorder proven treatment plans developed at the Hand Center treatment purposes, goals, indications and techniques for non-operative and post-operative therapy evaluation timetables to measure patient progress outline format useful for the student and expearienced clinician, as well as for those in the secondary markets who want an overview reviews include the following excerpts: A well though-out guideline for different treatment methods (Journal of Hand Therapy) This book truly provides guidelines for rehabilitation (Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physiotherapy)

Peripheral Denervation of the Hand

Author : Carl Damien Enna
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