- Spiralbound format enables the book to lie flat for ease-of-use
- Features a DVD including 55 clips of the techniques described
- Written by experienced consultant surgeons passing on the "tricks of the trade "
- Full-colour throughout with detailed line drawings
Technical expertise in the operating theatre remains a hallmark of surgical practice. Theatre etiquette and instrument handling skills are highly specific to the specialty of surgery, and trainees need to quickly become familiar with them.
This book introduces operative technique in an original way. It first discusses the roles and responsibilities of the surgical trainee and explains some the unwritten rules of behaviour in the operating theatre. It then brings a unique approach to teaching operative surgery by describing operations as a series of generic manoeuvres which, when mastered and put together in the correct order, will allow any procedure to be performed - and prove useful across subspecialty boundaries.
This approach is illustrated using clear diagrams and full colour photographs.
It is further enhanced through a free DVD comprising 55 high quality video clips
taken from live operating sessions which illustrate the various techniques described
Readership: Junior doctors in Foundation Year 2 and Specialist Training Year 1 with a career interest in surgery. Foundation Year 1 doctors, medical students, nurse practitioners and GPs who also have an interest in this subject.
1. Preparing yourself
2. Conducting yourself
3. Before you start
4. Making incisions
6. Separating tissues
9. Approximating tissues
10. Laparoscopic surgery
11. Drains and dressings
12. Putting it all together
Authors, editors, and contributors
Bruce Tulloh, Consultant General Surgeon, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, UK and
David Lee, Consultant General and Endocrine Surgeon, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, UK