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The commonest peripheral nerve disease in man is leprosy. It is estimated that over 12 million people suffer from this disease and about a fourth of them have some deformity. However, the majority of deformities seen in leprosy are not peculiar to the disease. They are also seen in other peripheral neuropathies, including trauma, and systemic diseases like diabetes. The principles of management and surgical treatment of deformities secondary to peripheral nerve disease are very much the same, no matter what the cause. This volume on the subject will therefore be of value to surgeons all over the world, not just in countries with a high incidence of leprosy. Three chapters of the book deal with correction of the deformities of the face, the hand, and the foot. Three other chapters cover related aspects such as pathogenesis and pathology, the skin and peripheral nerves, complications and secondary disorders, complementary changes and rehabilitation. The authors’ combined experience dates back to the fifties, and they have thus been able to overview the development of reconstructive surgery in leprosy from its very inception.
Autor: Antia, Noshir H.