Radiological diagnosis of the hand is held as a mirror of disease. The author and his collaborators have gathered data about various diseases as they affect the hand for the goal that this information be readily available for reference in one source. They are very successful in accomplishing this, and the book has a good balance of congenital and acquired disorders. It is divided into four parts: (1) the normal hand, and techniques of evaluation; (2) normal variants and anomalies of the hand (this part helps the reader both to differentiate between normal and abnormal, especially in children, and to determine whether a specific radiological finding is isolated or is related to a malformation syndrome); (3) the hand as a mirror of congenital malformations; and (4) acquired diseases. The most comprehensive of these parts are 2 and 3.
In chapter 1 of part 1, history, roentgenographic anatomy, embryology, and comparative