The New Aird's Companion in Surgical Studies / Edition 3

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First published in 1949 by renowned surgeon Ian Aird, this classic resource has become one of the leading British core textbooks of surgery. Encompassing all aspects of contemporary practice, the new 3rd Edition has been completely reorganized and updated to meet the clinical reference and certification preparation needs of today's surgeons. 85% of the chapters are either totally new or have been significantly revised to reflect the latest advances and techniques in every surgical specialty. What's more, a new two-color format and many new full-color illustrations make reference easier than ever before.
  • 85% of the chapters are either entirely new or have been substantially revised to incorporate the latest techniques.
  • Three new editors and many new contributors ensure well-rounded, state-of-the-art coverage throughout.
  • Over 1,100 photographs and illustrations help readers visualize key concepts and procedures. Many of the clinical photographs now appear in full color.
  • A new two-color format with many bulleted lists and tables makes information easy to access.

With 88 additional contributing experts

Incl. tumors, trauma, transplant, congenital anom- olies; techniques, anesthesia, post-op care, infection, etc.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Provides a comprehensive grounding for all surgical trainees and thoroughly covers all aspects of MRCS surgical training, it remains a must have for all those training for surgical careers. It also serves as an excellent reference for the established general surgeon wishing to keep abreast of modern surgical practice. This is ideal for the busy trainee surgeon studying for the MRCS examinations there is a clear and direct writing style throughout, supported by excellent illustrative and written content...

This book successfully achieves the objective of offering a single comprehensive surgical text for trainees. The new edition is hard bound and offers one of the most exciting revisions of a surgical textbook in years. It will be a valuable aid for all basic and higher surgical trainees as well as an excellent one-stop information source for established surgeons.

Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780443072116
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 6/14/2005
  • Series: MRCS Study Guides Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1200
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 2.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor and Chairman of Surgery, Guy's, King's, St. Thomas' Medical School of King's College, London, UK

Consultant Surgeon, Surgical Directorate, St. Thomas's Hospital, London, UK

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Orthopaedic Department, Guy's Hospital, London, UK

Professor of Surgery, Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery, University of Nottingham, Queen's Medical Center, Nottingham, UK

Professor of Surgery, University Hospital, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 An introduction to the history of surgery

Chapter 2 Fluid, electrolyte and nutrient replacement

Chapter 3 Blood: haemostasis and transfusion

Chapter 4 Surgical infections and the use of antibiotics

Chapter 5 Anaesthesia and analgesia
Chapter 6 Burns

Chapter 7 Principles in the management of major trauma

Chapter 8 Transplantation

Chapter 9 Principles of plastic surgery and skin tumors

Chapter 10 The arteries

Chapter 11 The veins

Chapter 12 Diseases of the lymphatics

Chapter 13 The face, mouth, tongue, and jaws:
The maxillofacial region

Chapter 14 Disease of the salivary glands

Chapter 15 The skull and brain

Chapter 16 The neck

Chapter 17 The thyroid gland

Chapter 18 The parathyroid glands

Chapter 19 Ear, nose and throat

Chapter 20 The esophagus

Chapter 21 The chest wall, pleura, lungs, trachea, mediastinum and diaphragm

Chapter 22 The Heart and pericardium

Chapter 23 The breast

Chapter 24 The abdominal wall and hernias

Chapter 25 The acute abdomen

Chapter 26 The stomach and duodenum

Chapter 27 The small intestine

Chapter 28 The colon, rectum and anus

Chapter 29 The liver and portal circulation

Chapter 30 The gallbladder and bile ducts

Chapter 31 The pancreas

Chapter 32 The spleen

Chapter 33 Lymphoma

Chapter 34 The adrenal glands

Chapter 35 The kidneys and ureter

Chapter 36 The bladder

Chapter 37 The prostate

Chapter 38 The urethra and penis

Chapter 39 Testis, epididymis and scrotum

Chapter 40 Paediatric surgery

Chapter 41 Pathology of orthopaedics

Chapter 42 Sarcomas of soft tissue and bone

Chapter 43 The peripheral nerves

Chapter 44 Muscle Tendons and Ligaments

Chapter 45 Paediatric Orthopaedics

Chapter 46 The upper limb: shoulder and elbow

Chapter 47 The wrist and hand

Chapter 48 The spine and spinal cord

Chapter 49 The pelvis and hip

Chapter 50 The knee

Chapter 51 The foot and ankle

Chapter 52 Principles and complications of fractures

Chapter 53 Fractures of the upper limb, including wrist

Chapter 54 Fractures of the lower limb and pelvis

Chapter 55 Fractures of the spine

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