Plastic Surgery Emergencies. Principles and Techniques
Plastic Surgery Emergencies. Principles and Techniques PDF
The table of contents lists 22 topics commonly seen in traumatic and iatrogenic emergencies that warrant plastic surgery consultation within emergency rooms. Each chapter is written in a concise format, providing high-yield information needed for patient evaluation and treatment. The second edition contains 150 illustrations along with representative clinical photographs and easy-to-review summary tables.
The management of soft-tissue trauma, including commonly used anesthetic blocks and skin closure techniques, is elucidated with a step-by-step method making it easy for junior residents to follow. Other soft-tissue injuries reviewed include pressure sores, insect bites, burns, and frostbite. Using the extensive clinical experience obtained from Houston’s Ben Taub Hospital, this manual then delves into the diagnosis and management of the myriad of facial trauma and upper extremity emergency management patterns. The facial trauma chapters include descriptions of the relevant anatomy, initial patient evaluation, radiographic findings, treatment algorithms, and management. Similarly, the upper extremity trauma chapters begin with a detailed examination of common hand injuries and techniques for local anesthesia and splinting. Subsequent chapters describe common injuries, including hand and wrist fractures, infections, tendons, digit amputations, and compartment syndrome and the appropriate treatment regimens. The final chapters include postoperative considerations for free flap reconstructions, aesthetic operations, and sternal wound management.