Michigan Manual of Plastic Surgery by David L. Brown MD, Gregory H. Borschel MD, Dr. Benjamin Levi

By David L. Brown MD, Gregory H. Borschel MD, Dr. Benjamin Levi M.D.

The first and simply pocket-sized, functional handbook on plastic surgery, The Michigan handbook of Plastic Surgery is written by means of citizens within the college of Michigan’s popular cosmetic surgery education application. This multidisciplinary overview positive aspects contributions from senior citizens in comparable fields together with basic surgical procedure, oral and maxillofacial surgical procedure, otolaryngology, orthopaedics, neurosurgery, and urology.


  • Easy-to-follow define format covers the total variety of medical difficulties typically encountered via plastic surgeons.
  • Core content addresses primary ideas and methods, dermis and tender tissue lesions, head and neck, facial reconstruction, craniofacial, aesthetic surgical procedure, breast, hand and higher extremities, trunk, decrease extremities, genitalia, and burns.
  • Interdisciplinary versatility makes the guide excellent for scientific scholars and surgical citizens looking medical consultations and pre-, intra-, and postoperative care.  also, the evaluation presents a brief seek advice for practitioners whose paintings interacts with plastic and reconstructive surgical procedure, in addition to for these getting ready for the in-service and written board examinations.

 NEW to the second one Edition…

  • New full-color illustrations enhance visible studying and improve retention of key concepts.
  • Carefully chosen topics correspond to subject matters on cosmetic surgery in-service and forte Board examinations.
  • Helpful icons highlight fabric coated at the In-Service Board Exam.


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All Rights Reserved. 18 Michigan Manual of Plastic Surgery 3. , Mepilex) a. Usually composed of nonadhering polyurethane b. Highly absorptive, but nonhydrating c. Use in moderately to heavily exudative wounds 4. , Algiderm) a. Derived from seaweed b. Comes in ribbon/rope forms c. Can absorb 20× the dry weight of the dressing d. Use in highly exudative wounds D. Antimicrobial dressings 1. , Silverlon) 2. Xeroform: 3% bismuth tribromophenate–impregnated gauze E. Negative pressure wound therapy 1.

B. Clean–contaminated (class II): Nontraumatic, minor breaks in sterile technique, entry into GU, GI, and/or respiratory tracts, but without significant spillage (<10% risk of infection). C. Contaminated (class III): Traumatic, may include gross entry and spillage from GI or GU systems, involves grossly infected tissues/fluid (~20% risk of infection). D. Dirty (class IV): Traumatic, dirty wound, significant devitalized tissue, fecal matter, foreign bodies, evidence of perforated viscus, and inflammation (40% risk of infection).

2. Usually used to cover graft donor sites to keep area moist. 3. Must be cautious in using on areas of thin/fragile skin. 4. Should not be used in contaminated wounds. C. Occlusive dressings 1. , Aquasorb and Hydrosorb) a. Use in wounds with mild, superficially exudative regions and in painful wounds. Rehydrate wounds and maintain moisture independent from the moisture that is inherently present in the wound. d. Can be used in infected wound beds. 2. , Duoderm) a. Comes in paste, powder, and sheet forms b.

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