As surgical specialization becomes more focused, there is a growing lack of expertise amongst surgeons in life-preserving management of severely injured patients. This comprehensively updated Atlas of Surgical Techniques in Trauma 2nd Edition provides an in-depth, visual guide to both commonly and uncommonly performed trauma procedures. It includes over 900 high-quality color photographs and illustrations of step-by-step procedures on fresh, perfused and ventilated cadavers. Practical surgical anatomy, procedural sequencing, and common technical pitfalls are all clearly outlined.
A number of new techniques have been introduced since the first edition, from REBOA (resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aortic), to ribplating for flail chest and skin grafting. Informed by the editors’ experience in some of the busiest trauma centres in the world, the text has been updated throughout and includes additional photographs. Atlas of Surgical Techniques in Trauma 2nd Edition is an essential resource for trainee and operating trauma surgeons, and general surgeons distant from academic centres, as well as emergency medicine and critical care personnel.
About the Author
Demetrios Demetriades is Professor of Surgery at the University of Southern California and Director of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care at the Los Angeles County and University of Southern California Medical Centre, Los Angeles.
Kenji Inaba is Associate Professor of Surgery and Director of the Surgical Critical Care program and Surgery Residency Program at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
George Velmahos is Professor of Surgery at Harvard University and Director of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.
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