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The most widely used surgical text on the market, Small Animal Surgery concisely explains and demonstrates the most common surgical procedures in veterinary practice. It offers an overview of general principles of surgery, including asepsis, the surgical environment, preparation of the patient and surgical team, instrumentation, suturing, postoperative care and pain management. Five new chapters on endoscopy comprehensively address the basic principles and techniques for this increasingly popular procedure, and new chapters have been added to address surgery of the brain and the peripheral nerves. In addition, separate sections are devoted to surgical principles and procedures for soft tissue, orthopedics, and neurology. With an authoritative author team, logical organization, unique elements, and full-color presentation, this new edition is an unparalleled resource for both students and practitioners.

The book contains predominantly color illustrations, with some black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer:Guillaume R Ragetly, DMV, IPSAV(University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description:This is the third edition of a complete review of small animal surgery.
Purpose:This revision details the newest procedures and provides up-to-date references in a reasonably sized book with a user-friendly format that varies minimally between chapters.
Audience:It is written primarily for general small animal practitioners as well as for students. The detailed review helps readers to learn and understand basic and advanced principles and surgeries.
Features:The book first details general broad surgical principles. It then describes, successively, soft tissue surgery, orthopedic surgery, and neurosurgery with, for each chapter, a general principle section (including definitions, preoperative concerns, anatomy, surgical technique and postoperative concerns) and a section on specific diseases that includes, in addition to very detailed surgical management, practical material for diagnosis and medical case management. The consistent format with an emphasis on important concerns, key concepts, and precautions, the extensive index and the excellent art program and numerous tables and boxes make this book very attractive. The relatively small number of either recent or classic references included with short descriptions for each part helps readers find more detailed specific information.
Assessment:This very helpful update gives all the keys to students and practitioners to improve in the surgical field. An e-dition is also available, including searchable text, continuous updates, interactive references,case presentations, video clips, electronic image collection, client information sheets, rarely performed procedures and a fracture planner. This e-dition will certainly be very helpful for students and practitioners as well as residents and specialists in surgery.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323012386
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1400
  • Product dimensions: 8.92 (w) x 11.16 (h) x 2.31 (d)

Table of Contents

I. General Surgical Principles
1.Principles of Surgical Asepsis
2.Sterilization and Disinfection
3.Surgical Facilities, Equipment, and Personnel
4.Care and Maintenance of the Surgical Environment
5.Preoperative Assessment of the Surgical Patient
6.Preparation of the Operative Site
7.Preparation of the Surgical Team
8.Surgical Instrumentation
9.Biomaterials, Suturing, and Hemostasis
10.Surgical Infections and Antibiotic Selection
11.Postoperative Care of the Surgical Patient
12.Treatment of Perioperative Pain

II. Endoscopy
13.Endoscopy: General Principles and Techniques
14.Alimentary Endoscopy
15.Respiratory Tract Endoscopy
16.Endoscopy of Body Cavities
17.Urinary Tract Endoscopy

III. Soft Tissue Surgery
18. Surgery of the Integumentary System
19.Surgery of the Ear
20.Surgery of the Abdominal Cavity
21.Surgery of the Digestive System
22.Surgery of the Liver
23.Surgery of the Extrahepatic Biliary System
24.Surgery of the Endocrine System
25.Surgery of the Hemolymphatic System#
26.Surgery of the Kidney and Ureter
27.Surgery of the Urinary Bladder and Urethra
28.Surgery of the Reproductive and Genital Systems
29. Surgery of the Cardiovascular System
30. Surgery of the Upper Respiratory System
31.Surgery of the Lower Respiratory System: .Lungs and Thoracic Wall
32.Surgery of the Lower Respiratory System: Pleural Cavity and Diaphragm

IV Orthopedics
33.Fundamentals of Orthopedic Surgery and Fracture Management
34.Management of Specific Fractures
35.Management of Joint Disease
36.Management of Muscle and Tendon Injury or Disease
37.Other Diseases of Bones and Joints

V. Neurosurgery
38.Fundamentals of Neurosurgery
39.Surgery of the Cervical Spine
40.Surgery of the Thoracolumbar Spine
41.Surgery of the Lumbosacral Spine
42.Surgery of the Brain
43.Surgery of the Peripheral Nerves
44.Nonsurgical Diseases of the Spine

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