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Plastic and Hand Surgery in Clinical Practice

Classifications and Definitions

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Mary OBrien
    Pages 1-27
  3. Mary OBrien
    Pages 29-61
  4. Mary OBrien
    Pages 63-75
  5. Mary OBrien
    Pages 77-92
  6. Mary OBrien
    Pages 93-116
  7. Mary OBrien
    Pages 117-123
  8. Mary OBrien
    Pages 125-136
  9. Mary OBrien
    Pages 137-147
  10. Mary OBrien
    Pages 149-156
  11. Mary OBrien
    Pages 157-160
  12. Mary OBrien
    Pages 161-170
  13. Mary OBrien
    Pages 171-188
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 189-206

About this book


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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