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Introduction to Surgical Principles

  • Hamid Abdollahi
  • Deborah YuEmail author
Chapter

Abstract

This chapter reviews several key principles that must be understood when caring for a surgical patient, including metabolism and nutrition, inflammation and injury, and wound healing. This chapter also reviews basic surgical technique and some common complications seen in surgical patients.

Keywords

Metabolism Nutrition Inflammation Wound healing Antiseptic technique Sutures Drains Hernias Fistulas Marjolin’s ulcer 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Plastic Surgery CenterInstitute for Advanced ReconstructionShrewsburyUSA

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