The American Society for Surgery of the Hand Textbook of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery – eBook Edition


Published by: American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Editors: Arnold-Peter C. Weiss, MD (managing editor); Charles A. Goldfarb, MD; Vincent R. Hentz, MD; Raymond B. Raven, MD (IT editor); David J. Slutsky, MD (video editor); Scott P. Steinmann, MD

The ASSH Textbook is available both as a two volume print publication and an eBook. When you purchase either the print publication or the eBook, you are given complete access to our custom ASSH Textbook platform at
About the content
The textbook is comprised of 79 chapters that comprehensively cover the full curriculum of hand and upper extremity surgery, featuring over 2000 images and nearly 140 technique videos (and counting). Visit for more information.
About the technology
ASSH developed a brand new user-oriented platform for the textbook. Users can easily navigate to any of the chapters, and once you are within a chapter, tracking navigation follows you through the text so that you don’t lose your place and can quickly jump to points of interest. You can also highlight and take notes, learn more information about the authors, save images and videos to your own library (which will eventually sync with the materials on ASSH’s Hand-e portal), and of course, search the text. Visit for a demo chapter to try it for yourself.
The technology was built to grow, so we encourage our users to make suggestions about how to improve the platform for a better experience.
About access
Once you purchase either the print book or the eBook, you can login to using your ASSH username and password. If you’d like to purchase the textbook as a gift, please call the office (312.880.1900) and have information ready for us to either add platform access to an existing account or have the recipient’s name and email address ready so that we can establish an account for him or her.
What’s that you say? You’d like the print book AND the eBook AND access to the platform? No problem; in fact, buy one, get the second one half off.
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