Plastic Surgery Emergencies: Principles and Techniques

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Plastic Surgery Emergencies presents a concise guide to the principles and procedures for rapidly evaluating and treating acute care problems in the emergency room setting or during on-call consultations. Using succinct descriptions and easily accessible bullet-points, the book instructs the reader in the protocols for a range of common and uncommon problems, from simple suture repair of lacerations to managing facial trauma to treating compartment syndrome of the upper extremity.


  • Easy-to-follow diagrams demonstrating key procedures
  • Full-color photographs for rapid diagnosis
  • Comprehensive discussion of common pharmacotherapy
  • Concise review of specific anatomy to aid rapid identification of injuries
  • Descriptions of the various types and uses of different sutures and the techniques for suturing complex wounds
  • Instructions for performing regional blocks of the face and hand
  • Guidelines for the assessment and treatment of simple burn wounds, severely burned patients, and patients with bites and stings
  • Recommendations for managing postoperative and free flap complications
  • Extensive discussion of how to address soft tissue and traumatic hand injuries, with detailed descriptions of upper extremity splinting techniques

This handy, pocket manual is an indispensable resource for clinicians, residents, and trainees in plastic surgery. It is also ideal for all emergency room personnel, including ER physicians, physicians' assistants, and nurse practitioners, as well as family practice physicians.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Jeffrey S. Rosenthal, MD (Bridgeport Hospital)
Description: This handy portable guidebook distills a large volume of information on frequently encountered soft tissue and bone injuries of the hand and face, as well as postoperative complications of cosmetic surgery, into algorithmically usable treatment protocols.
Purpose: The authors' objective was to update and condense crucial plastic surgery information necessary for the rapid triage and treatment of patients in an emergency room setting in order to prevent therapeutic delay.
Audience: The physicians who wrote this book got their first hand experience from working in the emergency room at a busy university hospital. They intend this guide as a quick tutorial for those who take care of emergency room patients requiring plastic surgical intervention, whether they are students, residents, or established surgeons.
Features: The 21 chapters use an easy to read outline format to cover basic wound care; various bites of human, animal and rodent; burn and frostbite injuries; trauma to the soft tissues and skeletal structures of the face and sinuses; hand, wrist, and arm impairments; and postoperative evaluation of both free flap reconstruction and esthetic surgical procedures that have gone awry. Diagrams, charts of often used medications, and photographs of hand and arm injuries appear throughout the 300 pages. This guide serves up tried and true remedies for routine situations and is especially helpful for those seeking a quick memory refresher, but its format is insufficient to completely inform physicians whose patients are in need of definitive surgical treatment measures. Thus, this abbreviated format will not suffice for those physicians who encounter the more esoteric and extensive problems.
Assessment: Emergency care requires a rapid evaluation and a measured response commensurate with the extent of injury. The principles and techniques outlined in this book contain useful information that the treating physician may use to embark upon patient care, but the content is limited.
From the Publisher
It is with great pleasure that I provide a review of Plastic Surgery Emergencies: Principles and Techniques...An excellent resource. Each clinical scenario...[is] clearly addressed by the authors and...easily accessible without the need for additional resources...A quick guide to help physicians and surgeons care for patients in a timely fashion in the acute care setting. The authors have accomplished their goal nicely with a pocket-sized book that can fit easily into a lab coat or a camera bag.—Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (PRS)[A] handy portable guidebook...Diagrams, charts of often used medications, and photographs of hand and arm injuries appear throughout...tried and true remedies for routine situations...especially helpful [as] a quick memory refreshing.—Doody's
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588906700
  • Publisher: Thieme
  • Publication date: 6/2/2008
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX Medical Director, Center for Facial Surgery, Texas Childrens Hospital

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