Penetrating Trauma: A Practical Guide on Operative Technique and Peri-Operative Management 2nd ed. 2017 Edition
“The editors have expanded their focus on surgical techniques to include a more holistic assessment of patient care, with several areas of interest to anesthesiologists. … We highly recommend that anesthesiologists with responsibility for trauma patients read and utilize this book frequently. Velmahos, Degiannis, and Doll are giants in trauma surgery, and their surgical insight on evidencebased approaches to care of the patient with penetrating trauma will prove valuable to anesthesiologists caring for such patients.” (Markus M. Luedi and Richard P. Dutton, Anesthesia & Analgesia, Vol. 124 (3), March, 2017)
“This is the second edition of a comprehensive textbook of trauma care with a focus on the patient suffering penetrating injury. … Resuscitation and operative management are appropriately emphasized, but the scope of the chapters spans the full spectrum of trauma care from field assessment and resuscitation through rehabilitation. Senior surgical trainees and practicing surgeons, particularly those with only occasional contact with patients with penetrating injury, will benefit from this book, originating from an international group of authors.” (David J. Dries, Doody’s Book Reviews, December, 2016)
From the Back Cover
This book provides clear practical guidance on all aspects of the surgical treatment of penetrating trauma and aims to foster the type of strategic thinking that can save patients’ lives. The coverage encompasses prehospital care, penetrating injuries to various body regions and specific organs, orthopedic injuries, peripheral arterial injuries, injuries to special groups of patients, including children and the elderly, military injuries, and a range of other topics. Based on their extensive personal experience, expert authors provide step-by-step instructions on evaluation, surgical techniques, and management of perioperative problems. Tips and tricks and technical pearls are highlighted and each chapter includes a list of the most important points to observe.
This second edition of Penetrating Trauma has been extensively revised and updated – with inclusion of some entirely new chapters – to take into account the most recent trends in resuscitation, diagnostics, and treatment. It will be an ideal resource for those looking for practical solutions on how to treat injuries surgically.