Surgical diagnoses are often made on the basis of clinical assessment alone and thus achieving competence in clinical skills remains imperative to good practice in surgery. This book of over 140 cases is designed for candidates preparing for all surgical examinations, whether at undergraduate, postgraduate or exit examination level. It will demystify and simplify the clinical assessment of surgical cases and provides invaluable advice on how to achieve success. The text includes top tips, acronyms and up-to-date summaries of currentpractice based on the authors’ personal experience of surgical examinations.
- All the cases are graded in terms of likely appearance in the examinations.
- Top tips emphasize specific subjects which often cause confusion.
- The text includes both commonly asked and advanced questions relating to each case.
- Examples of the common procedures and props that come up in the skill-based examination format are included.
This fully revised Third Edition now includes 175 photographs of clinical cases and signs as well as key manoeuvres performed during specific surgical examination routines.