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Provides an easy reference aid for those involved in the field of Plastic Surgery. Plastic surgery is a large and diverse field and therefore this book would serve as a framework or skeleton on which to base answers to questions relating to the individual components of the topic. It would be useful to students of the specialty in addition to those involved in teaching.
Provides definitions: a particularly helpful way to engage in answering a question.- Provides classifications: neatly distils a large topic into a manageable framework.- Provides references of recognised classifications: a question often asked of trainees on a variety of topics.- Provides simple diagrams: often asked to draw sketches by trainers and patients.- Succinct: removes excessive padding and provides a sound backbone of knowledge without the reader having to painfully extract information from an elaborate text.
Certain chapters of the book would appeal to a range of surgeons not only plastic surgeons but those involved in orthopaedics, hand surgery, urology, maxillofacial and craniofacial specialties. The incorporation of a medicolegal chapter significantly widens readership across the medical specialties and perhaps into the legal sphere. (The author has a degree in Medical Law in addition to Medicine).
Certain chapters would also be of interest to other professions allied to medicine e.g. plastic surgery specialist nurses, occupational therapists, speech therapists with an interest in cleft.
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A compact yet comprehensive source of information, this book focuses on the technicalities of plastic surgery; providing the definitive reference tool for academics and surgeons alike. Written by a plastic surgeon for plastic surgeons, this text covers a vast array of key topics in a succinct yet thorough manner. The book holds a strong focus on definitions and classifications, thus addressing the specifics of plastic surgery education. It provides reference throughout for recognized classifications, a key topic addressed in the training stage of plastic surgery, whilst helpfully illustrating each step with clear and concise diagrams to aid the learning process.
The unique format of the text means it can be used optimally in busy working environments, as unlike its competitors, this book is a quick reference guide covering a broad area.
Early chapters focus primarily on the basics of plastic surgery, while the main body of the work contains vital information on congenital and acquired abnormalities of the body. The final chapter then concentrates on cosmetic surgery, while always offering clear step-by-step overviews of the topic.
Offering a wealth of information that overlaps a number of different surgical fields, this text will appeal to experts in a range of specialties including plastic and hand surgery, orthopaedics, dermatology, oncology, paediatrics and urology. As such, the book is an indispensable guide for all practicing and training plastic surgeons, as well as specialists elsewhere looking for a comprehensive guide to plastic & hand surgery.
"This superb book will prove to be an essential revision aid for plastic surgery examinations and teaching ward rounds. The author helpfully combines all the major classifications with her own useful aide memoires".
Mr. Darren Chester MPhil FRCS(Plast.), Consultant Plastic Surgeon. Former Ian McGregor Medal Winner
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