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Many patients with commonly encountered injuries and wounds could benefit from treatment by a plastic surgeon. However, due to a paucity of these specialists in rural areas and in the developing world, many patients do not have access to their expertise.

Practical Plastic Surgery for Nonsurgeons was written to bring plastic surgical expertise to areas with little access to plastic surgeons. The goal is to hasten recovery, prevent long-term disability, and obtain the best possible outcome for patients.

Health Care providers should use this resource for practical plastic surgical information and techniques. Access to high tech equipment or advanced surgical skills is not needed to benefit from this information.

The full PDF here attached is over 300 pages long but you can access PDF files for each chapter as listed below at the following link: http://www.practicalplasticsurgery.org/book.html

Chapter 1 - Suturing: The Basics

Chapter 2 - Basic Surgical Techniques

Chapter 3 - Local Anesthesia

Chapter 4 - Protecting Yourself from Infectious Diseases

Chapter 5 - Evaluation of the Acutely Injured Patient

Chapter 6 - Evaluation of an Acute Wound

Chapter 7 - Gunshot Wounds

Chapter 8 - Nutrition

Chapter 9 - Taking Care of Wounds

Chapter 10 - Secondary Wound Closure

Chapter 11 - Primary Wound Closure

Chapter 12 - Skin Grafts

Chapter 13 - Local Flaps

Chapter 14 - Distant Flaps

Chapter 15 - Scar Formation

Chapter 16 - Facial Lacerations

Chapter 17 - Pressure Sores

Chapter 18 - Chronic Wounds

Chapter 19 - Soft Tissue Infections

Chapter 20 - Burns

Chapter 21 - Fractures of the Tibia and Fibula

Chapter 22 - Skin Cancer

Chapter 23 - Cleft Lip/Palate

Chapter 24 - Breast Surgery

Chapter 25 - Facial Fractures

Chapter 26 - The Normal Hand Exam

Chapter 27 - Evaluating the Injured Hand

Chapter 28 - Hand Splinting and General Aftercare

Chapter 29 - Fingertip and Nail Bed Injuries

Chapter 30 - Finger Fractures and Dislocations

Chapter 31 - Traumatic Hand and Finger Amputations

Chapter 32 - Tendon Injuries of the Hand

Chapter 33 - Nerve and Vascular Injuries of the Hand

Chapter 34 - Hand Burns

Chapter 35 - Hand Crush Injury and Compartment Syndrome

Chapter 36 - Hand Infections: General Information

Chapter 37 - Specific Types of Hand Infections

Chapter 38 - Chronic Hand Conditions

Chapter 39 - Exploration of an Injured Hand or Forearm

Attached resource:

Link leads to: http://www.practicalplasticsurgery.org/docs/PPS_complete.pdf

Summary: Many patients with commonly encountered injuries and wounds could benefit from treatment by a plastic surgeon. However, due to a paucity of these specialists in rural areas and in the developing world, many patients do not have access to their expertise.

Practical Plastic Surgery for Nonsurgeons was written to bring plastic surgical expertise to areas with little access to plastic surgeons. The goal is to hasten recovery, prevent long-term disability, and obtain the best possible outcome for patients.

Health Care providers should use this resource for practical plastic surgical information and techniques. Access to high tech equipment or advanced surgical skills is not needed to benefit from this information.

The full PDF here attached is over 300 pages long but you can access PDF files for each chapter as listed below at the following link: http://www.practicalplasticsurgery.org/book.html

Chapter 1 - Suturing: The Basics

Chapter 2 - Basic Surgical Techniques

Chapter 3 - Local Anesthesia

Chapter 4 - Protecting Yourself from Infectious Diseases

Chapter 5 - Evaluation of the Acutely Injured Patient

Chapter 6 - Evaluation of an Acute Wound

Chapter 7 - Gunshot Wounds

Chapter 8 - Nutrition

Chapter 9 - Taking Care of Wounds

Chapter 10 - Secondary Wound Closure

Chapter 11 - Primary Wound Closure

Chapter 12 - Skin Grafts

Chapter 13 - Local Flaps

Chapter 14 - Distant Flaps

Chapter 15 - Scar Formation

Chapter 16 - Facial Lacerations

Chapter 17 - Pressure Sores

Chapter 18 - Chronic Wounds

Chapter 19 - Soft Tissue Infections

Chapter 20 - Burns

Chapter 21 - Fractures of the Tibia and Fibula

Chapter 22 - Skin Cancer

Chapter 23 - Cleft Lip/Palate

Chapter 24 - Breast Surgery

Chapter 25 - Facial Fractures

Chapter 26 - The Normal Hand Exam

Chapter 27 - Evaluating the Injured Hand

Chapter 28 - Hand Splinting and General Aftercare

Chapter 29 - Fingertip and Nail Bed Injuries

Chapter 30 - Finger Fractures and Dislocations

Chapter 31 - Traumatic Hand and Finger Amputations

Chapter 32 - Tendon Injuries of the Hand

Chapter 33 - Nerve and Vascular Injuries of the Hand

Chapter 34 - Hand Burns

Chapter 35 - Hand Crush Injury and Compartment Syndrome

Chapter 36 - Hand Infections: General Information

Chapter 37 - Specific Types of Hand Infections

Chapter 38 - Chronic Hand Conditions

Chapter 39 - Exploration of an Injured Hand or Forearm

Source: Global HELP

Language: English

Keywords: Basic Principles, Clinical Guidelines, wound care

 
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