Michigan Manual of Plastic Surgeryby David L. Brown
The first and only pocket-sized, practical manual on plastic surgery, The Michigan Manual of Plastic Surgery is written by residents in the University of Michigan’s renowned plastic surgery training program. This multidisciplinary review features contributions from senior residents in related fields including general surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, otolaryngology, orthopaedics, neurosurgery, and urology. Features: Easy-to-follow outline format covers the full range of clinical problems commonly encountered by plastic surgeons. Core content addresses fundamental principles and techniques, skin and soft tissue lesions, head and neck, facial reconstruction, craniofacial, aesthetic surgery, breast, hand and upper extremities, trunk, lower extremities, genitalia, and burns. Interdisciplinary versatility makes the handbook ideal for medical students and surgical residents seeking clinical consultations and pre-, intra-, and postoperative care. Additionally, the review provides a quick consult for practitioners whose work interacts with plastic and reconstructive surgery, as well as for those preparing for the in-service and written board examinations. NEW to the Second Edition… New full-color illustrations improve visual learning and enhance retention of key concepts. Carefully selected topics correspond to topics on plastic surgery in-service and specialty Board examinations. Helpful icons highlight material covered on the In-Service Board Exam.
Description: This manual is a synthesis of what plastic surgery has to offer. More than an outline, this manual gives the reader an express review of the enormous field with which plastic and reconstructive surgeons, as well as a host of other specialties, must be familiar.
Purpose: The authors have synthesized a concise, pocket-sized cornucopia of information relating to the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery that is pocket portable. Their objective was to produce a manual that would encompass the entire breadth of plastic surgery. Although a laudable goal, such an entity would be less than transportable. However, they have succeeded in truncating the vast information into a readily accessible book for those on the go or those interested in a snapshot presentation.
Audience: By and large the authors are residents in training who are involved in various disciplines of surgery, except for Dr. Brown, an assistant professor of plastic surgery. Because this manual is for medical students and residents (plastic, dermatology, general, maxillofacial, orthopedics and otolaryngology), it is befitting than an inquiring tyro write about these subjects. Those more seasoned may also find this manual favorable when wishing to obtain an outline overview of a subject or use it as a beginning to a more in-depth evaluation of a topic.
Features: The contents of this manual consist of 54 chapters written in an outline format with numerous black-and-white drawings to assist in the understanding of the truncated text. Most aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery are touched upon, some with greater depth than others. Between the index and table of contents most queries can be answered at least on the upper crust of the topic. It has great value as an instantaneous reference manual and offers many pearls of wisdom.
Assessment: Despite its diminutive size, this manual packs a wallop. It is an excellent review of plastic surgery at one's fingertips.
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