Plastic Surgery: Clinical Problem Solving

Plastic Surgery: Clinical Problem Solving

by Peter Taub, R. Michael Koch
     
 

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Learn how to manage commonly encountered problems in plastic and reconstructive surgery with this unique case-based approach

Covering head, neck, trunk, extremities, and cosmetic concerns, this sourcebook uses numerous visual clinical scenarios to illustrate essential plastic and reconstructive surgical principles. Each chapter is organized by a well

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Overview

Learn how to manage commonly encountered problems in plastic and reconstructive surgery with this unique case-based approach

Covering head, neck, trunk, extremities, and cosmetic concerns, this sourcebook uses numerous visual clinical scenarios to illustrate essential plastic and reconstructive surgical principles. Each chapter is organized by a well-illustrated case, followed by algorithms that take you through effective management strategies and clinically relevant information. The result is an ideal resource for oral board preparation and a valuable primer for students, residents, and attending physicians from diverse specialties.

FEATURES:

  • The first resource of its kind, based on visual clinical scenarios designed to sharpen clinical-decision making
  • Each case includes an algorithm to guide management strategies
  • An extensive, high-yield collection of information and insights for each case
  • Practical pearls from leading authorities close each case and provide concept-clarifying take-away points
  • Full-color clinical photos add emphasis to must-know points throughout each case
  • Suggested references provide further information on each subject

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Jeffrey S. Rosenthal, MD (Bridgeport Hospital)
Description: The editors have produced a powerful source of knowledge that is easy to use and quite satisfying. Their book ushers readers through 52 plastic surgery cases and details the logical manner in which to objectively evaluate, ponder, and solve problems that each presents.
Purpose: The editors conceive this book as a tool to explore the world of plastic surgery by presenting a host of clinically relevant scenarios that may be encountered in a plastic surgery practice. They then proceed to lay out a coherent and concise method readers can use to arrive at a sound diagnosis and then formulate a treatment scheme to achieve the desired outcome.
Audience: The recognized experts who contribute to this book have translated complex subjects into an erudite syllabus that can be read and understood by a multitude of readers in plastic surgery, including students, residents, and recently trained and veteran plastic surgeons.
Features: The book begins with the complicated world of congenital lesions of the face. Subsequent chapters cover head, neck, trunk, extremities, and cosmetic concerns in a similar manner. Each of the 52 cases opens with a question and high quality photographs of the problem or pathology. A lifelike photo draws the reader into the clinical situation which, upon turning the page, is followed by an overview of the potential diagnoses. Questions relating to the history of the problem and what to look for in a physical exam assist in discerning the next logical step to formulate a plan of action. Further evaluative tests are discussed and a treatment protocol is launched. A management algorithm for each case succinctly highlights the various paths to bring the case to an acceptable outcome. Each section concludes with a few words of wisdom or "practical pearls" that should have been garnered from the case.
Assessment: Reading this book is an enjoyable experience. How much better can learning be than to have fun, test one's clinical acumen, and take away a fund of knowledge?

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071714426
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date:
10/23/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
366
File size:
57 MB
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