By Henk Giele, Oliver Cassell
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has been designed to supply succinct details to plastic surgeons of all degrees of expertise and trainees in companion specialties. The format is modern with the concise details specified by a readable variety. There are descriptions of significant operations and methods with area so as to add the reader's personal notes. It presents an up to date list of present perform for every reader in a compact and simply moveable structure. Uniquely for this classification of publication there are over 100 and fifty illustrations conveying key anatomical issues and operative aspect. this is often perfect both as a refresher or to revise crucial facts.
For scientific scholars with a quick attachment to, and junior medical professionals in, cosmetic surgery, this booklet will offer the entire info they'll want to know, together with all suitable features on the topic of the surgical syllabus on which they're tested. additionally there's useful details at the emergency care of cosmetic surgery and burns sufferers. there's accomplished recommendation for the ward administration of sufferers either pre- and put up- surgery.
For a consultant trainee, the booklet acts because the perfect revision textual content, masking the entire box of cosmetic surgery. it's been designed to behave as a precis of the details tested within the cosmetic surgery FRCS exam.
For a specialist there are simply obtainable proof, really on staging and survival facts, which permits them to maintain abreast of the present point of data in their juniors.
There are enlarged sections to be had surgical procedure and decrease limb trauma, correct to all orthopaedic trainees. The flap part can be elevated and correct to numerous specialties.
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A graft has no blood supply but must attain one; a flap has supply but must keep it. - The surgeon who removes a breast with a malignant tumour should be the mortal enemy of the surgeon who is closing the wound (Halstead). - Treat the patient not the X-ray. - We diagnose only things we think about, we think about things we know, we only know things we’ve studied. - You can always cut out more, never less. - An operation is an assault on a person, legalized but still an assault (Walt). - Even in plastic surgery, where meticulous artistry might be thought to be the first consideration, the best results are obtained by those who think, plan, and prepare, rather than those who perform with the self-conscious skill of the trapeze artist (Ogilvie).