- Joseph M. Serletti, MD, FACS, Henry Royster—William Maul Measey, Professor of Surgery and Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery, Vice Chair (Finance), Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Peter J. Taub, MD, FACS, FAAP, Professor, Surgery and Pediatrics, Chief, Craniomaxillofacial Surgery, Co-Director, Mount Sinai Cleft and, Craniofacial Center, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Mount Sinai Medical Center and, Kravis Children’s Hospital, New York, New York
- Liza C. Wu, MD, FACS, Assistant Professor, Director of the Microsurgery Program and, Clinical Research Program, Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Health Systems, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- David J. Slutsky, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedics, Chief of Reconstructive Surgery, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, Private Practice, The Hand and Wrist Institute, Torrance, California
Full-color, step-by-step guidance on reconstructive procedures
Authored by top experts in the field, Current Reconstructive Surgeryis 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 color.
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 patients.
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 self-image
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