Key Notes on Plastic Surgery
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
Section 1: General principles.
Skin structrue and function; Blood supply of the skin; Classification of flaps; Geometry of local flaps; Wound; healing and skin grafts; Bone healing and bone grafts Nerve healing and nerve grafts; Tendon healing; Tissue tranplantation; Alloplastic implantation; Dressings; Sutures and suturing; Tissue expansion.
Section 2: Skin and soft tissue lesions.
Benign non-pigmented skin lesions; Benign pigmented skin lesions; Malignant non-pigmented skin lesions; Malignant melanoma; Sarcoma.
Section 3: The head and neck.
The embryology of the head and neck; Craniofacial surgery; Cleft lip; Cleft palate; Head and neck cancer; Facial fractures and soft tissue injuries; Oculoplastic surgery; Facial palsy; Abnormalities of the ear; Vascular abnormalities.
Section 4: Plastic surgery of the breast and chest wall.
The anatomy of the breast; Breast reduction; Mastopexy; The tuberous breast; Gynaecomastia; Breast augmentation; Breast cancer; Breast reconstruction; Reconstruction of the chest wall.
Section 5: The upper limb.
The embryology of the upper limb; Congenital deformities of the upper limb; Nerve compression in the upper limb; Tendon transfers in the upper limb; Dupuytren's disease; Tumours of the upper limb; Arthritis of the upper limb; Hand infections.
Section 6: The lower limb.
Leg ulcers; Lower limb trauma; Lymphoedema; Pressure sores.
Section 7: Plastic surgery of the urogenital system.
Hypospadias; Epispadias and exstrophy of the bladder; Ambiguous genitalia; Vaginal reconstruction.
Section 8: Burns.
Thermal burns and inhalational injury; Chemical burns; Electrical burns.
Section 9: Microsurgery.
The history of microsurgery; Vessel healing and thrombosis; Reperfusion injury; Microvascular equipment and technique; The post-operative management of free tissue transfers; The post-operative monitoring of free tissue transfers; The management of the non-flowing anastomosis.
Section 10: Aesthetic surgery.
Blepharoplasty; Face-lifting; Rhinoplasty; Liposuction.
*Divided into 10 sections each containing information on the major subcategories of plastic surgery
*Has an even balance between depth and detail
*Covers an enormous range of sub-specialist areas of plastic surgery
-Ian T Jackson, M D, Director of Craniofacial & Reconstructive Surgery, Institute for Craniofacial & Reconstructive Surgery.
"...an excellent compendium of keynotes on plastic surgery and Adrian Richards is to b congratulated".
Nicholas Parkhouse, DM, MCh, FRCS, Editor, British Journal of Plastic Surgery
"It is a well thought out, succinct distillation of notes and observations relevant to the Syllabus in Plastic Surgery. I have no hesitation in recommending its use as a quick reference and revision aid".