Trauma, Seventh Edition / Edition 7

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The definitive guide to trauma surgery—now in full color!

The seventh edition, Trauma reaffirms its status as the leading comprehensive textbook in the field. With a new full-color design and a rich atlas of anatomic drawings and surgical approaches, Trauma, 7e takes you through the full range of injuries the trauma surgeon is likely to encounter. The book also features timely coverage that explains how to care for war victims who may require acute interventions such as amputation.

Supported by numerous x-rays, CT scans, plus informative tables throughout, this trusted reference begins with an informative look at kinematics and the mechanisms of trauma injury. Subsequent chapters provide useful background information on the epidemiology of trauma; injury prevention; the basics of trauma systems, triage, and transport; and much more. The next section meticulously reviews generalized approaches to the trauma patient, from pre-hospital care and managing shock, to emergency department thoracotomy and the management of infections. Trauma then delivers a clear organ-by-organ survey of treatment protocols designed to help you respond to any critical care situation with confidence, no matter what body system is involved. The remaining sections of the book will help you successfully handle specific challenges in trauma—including alcohol and drug abuse, and combat-related wounds—in addition to post-traumatic complications such as multiple organ failure.


  • NEW! Trauma Atlas contains precise, concept-clarifying anatomical illustrations and proven surgical techniques that make common procedures more accessible than ever before
  • High-yield section on specific approaches to the trauma patient prepares you for the wide spectrum of cases in trauma/critical surgery care, including:

    Disaster and mass casualty;

    Rural trauma;

    Management of shock;

    Post-injury hemotherapy and hemostasis;

    Emergency department thoracotomy;

    Diagnostic and interventional radiology;

    Surgeon-performed ultrasound;

    Anesthesia and pain management;


  • A-to-Z overview of the management of specific traumatic injuries;
  • Detailed discussion of the management of complications

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: David J. Dries, MD (University of Minnesota Medical School)
Description: This is the seventh edition of a comprehensive textbook of injury management last updated in 2008.
Purpose: It is a clinical guide that begins with epidemiology and continues through assessment, surgery, critical care, and rehabilitation.
Audience: Clinicians at any level are an appropriate audience for this work from an international group of authorities, with major contributions from U.S. clinicians.
Features: An excellent addition to this edition is an atlas of anatomy and procedures, which runs over 50 pages and features beautiful, multicolored drawings with comments on essential clinical detail. The 61 chapters are grouped into five sections. The third and largest group describes treatment of specific injuries proceeding in a head-to-toe fashion. Additional chapters in this section review the pregnant patient and damage-control principles. Special problems are discussed next, including alcohol and drug use, pediatric concerns, combat casualty care, burns, and legal considerations. Final chapters describe critical care by organ system. Each chapter is divided into parts beginning with epidemiology, followed by airway care, anesthesia, transfusion therapy, and management of shock. Many illustrations from the sixth edition are retained, but production quality is improved, and this edition adds many high quality line drawings. Each chapter contains a detailed reference list featuring primary literature and selected websites. Some citations date to within three years of publication while many classic papers are much older than this.
Assessment: This remains the definitive book in this field. Many chapters and authors are retained from the sixth edition, but the content and references have been updated. Important developments in transfusion therapy and combat casualty care are emphasized. The atlas is a bonus for readers of this outstanding work.
David J. Dries
This is the fourth edition of the standard textbook for care of the injured patient. The previous edition was published in 1996. A comprehensive textbook is provided with descriptions of management of injury from the pre-hospital pick-up to operative procedures, critical care, and rehabilitation. Students of injury at all degrees of sophistication and experience will benefit from this work. Contributors represent the leadership at trauma centers throughout the U.S. with scattered contributions from Western Europe and South America. Sixty-five chapters and over 1400 pages are found in this attractive hardbound text. Content organization is predictable beginning with pre-hospital care and trauma system design. In subsequent chapters the sequential course of the injured patient through emergency department, operating room, and ICU care is described. Chapters are organized according to organ system or specific injury types. For example, bites and stings receive separate discussion as do burns and other forms of radiation and temperature associated injury. Discussion of the critical care management of these patients is also organized according to organ system. Finally, medicolegal issues are reviewed. Chapters are clearly written and amply referenced with original work. References date to within two years of publication but many are unchanged from the third edition. Black-and-white illustrations reproduce with good quality as do photographs and radiograph reproductions. The table of contents includes chapter title, authorship, and organization according to section of the text. A detailed index with separate citations for figures and tables is also provided. This remains theleading textbook for the practitioner interested in the management of injury. The highly successful format of recent editions has not changed but there has been some evolution to new and younger contributors. The addition of invited commentaries after many of the chapters is a valuable way to emphasize critical points and constructively insert alternative opinions.
Like its predecessors, this fourth edition reference (the first was published 12 years ago) is a comprehensive in its coverage of all phases of trauma including prevention, regionalization, pre-hospital care, transportation, evaluation, resuscitation, operative and non- operative management, critical care, follow-up, and rehabilitation, as well as special adjunctive aspects of trauma. The 65 contributed chapters are from surgeons all over the US. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071663519
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/2/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 1472
  • Sales rank: 428,725
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 2.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth L. Mattox, MD is Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. He is Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery at the Ben Taub General Hospital in Houston, Texas.

Ernest E. Moore, MD is Professor and Vice Chairman in the Department of Surgery at the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center. He is the Chief of Surgery at the Denver Health Medical Center in Denver, Colorado.

David V. Feliciano, MD is Attending Surgeon, Atlanta Medical Center, Atlanta, Georgia, and Professor of Surgery, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, Georgia.

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Table of Contents

1. Kinematics
2. Epidemiology
3. Injury Prevention
4. Trauma Systems, Triage, and Transport
5. Injury Severity Scoring and Outcomes Research
6. Acute Care Surgery
7. Prehospital Care
8. Disaster and Mass Casualty
9. Rural Trauma
10. Initial Assessment and Management
11. Airway Management
12. Management of Shock
13. Postinjury Hemotherapy and Hemostasis
14. Emergency Department Thoracotomy
15. Diagnostic & Interventional Radiology
16. Surgeon-Performed Ultrasound in Acute Care Surgery
17. Principles of Anesthesia and Pain Management
18. Infections
19. Injury to the Brain
20. Eye
21. Face
22. Neck
23. Vetebrae & Spinal Cord
24. Trauma Thoracotomy: Principles and Techniques
25. Lung, Trachea, & Esophagus
26. Heart and Thoracic Vascular Injuries
27. Trauma Laparotomy: Principles and Techniques
28. Diaphragm
29. Liver and Biliary Tract
30. Injury to the Spleen
31. Stomach and Small Bowel
32. Duodenum & Pancreas
33. Colon and Rectal Trauma
34. Abdominal Vascular Injury
35. Pelvis
36. Genitourinary Trauma
37. Trauma in Pregnancy
38. Trauma Damage Control
39. Upper Extremity
40. Lower Extremity
41. Peripheral Vascular Injury
42. Alcohol and Drugs
43. The Pediatric Patient
44. The Geriatric Patient
45. Ethics of Acute Care Surgery
46. Social Violence
47. Wounds, Bites, and Stings
48. Burns & Radiation
49. Temperature Related Syndromes: Hyperthermia, Hypothermia and Frostbite
50. Organ Procurement for Transplantation
51. Rehabilitation
52. Modern Combat Casualty Care
53. Genomics & Acute Care Surgery
54. Trauma, Medicine, and the Law
55. Principles of Critical Care
56. Cardiovascular Failure
57. Respiratory Insufficiency
58. Gastrointestinal Failure
59. Renal Failure
60. Nutritional Support and Electrolyte Management
61. Multiple Organ Failure

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