Full-color, step-by-step guidance on reconstructive
Authored by top experts in the field, "Current Reconstructive
Surgery" is a comprehensive resource that prepares you for the most
challenging cases, while giving you a solid grasp of the
fundamentals. The content of the book--logically organized by
anatomic region--is supported by more than 1,300 state-of-the-art
illustrations and photographs, nearly all of which are in full
"Current Reconstructive Surgery" begins with a valuable review
of the principles of wound healing and wound repair. Its subsequent
chapters meticulously examine pertinent reconstructive topics and
present the latest surgical protocols for all injuries and
disabilities, from burn reconstruction and skull base surgery to
the management of hand infections. "Current Reconstructive Surgery"
delivers insights derived from the authors' vast experience as
practitioners, combined with data from new and landmark studies.
This one-of-a-kind guide has everything you need to confidently
perform both common and uncommon reconstructive procedures--so you
can improve function and approximate a normal appearance for your
Each chapter covers: Patient evaluation and selection: Proven
diagnostic strategies that elucidate the nature of the disorder,
including onset and duration Patient preparation: Details the
preoperative plan, including anesthesia considerations, grafts or
flaps used in reconstruction, and patient positioning Techniques:
Evidence-based surgical approaches for each type of surgery
Incisive coverage of postoperative management: Important steps that
physicians and patients must take to promote healing and restore
function Overview of complications: Such as infection, fistulae,
the risk of secondary procedures due to unsatisfactory results, and
post-surgical psychological problems related to the patient's
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