This is the first book available today on this important topic for all surgeons performing reconstructive procedures in the lower extremity. It represents the state-of-the art in reconstructive surgery of the lower extremity by the world experts. The editors are assisted by more than 30 well known experts in reconstructive surgery from major centers in the United States, Asia, and Europe. They represent many new or refined techniques for lower extremity reconstruction.
This comprehensive 2 volume-set is filled with clinical information to help you deal with both routine and complex cases. This is a book that you will turn to time and again as you plan the best strategy for dealing with difficult reconstructive problems of the lower extremity to ensure the best functional as well as aesthetic result.
The book consists of 77 chapters and is divided into four parts. The first part summarizes the general principles evaluation and management of each type of injury in the lower extremity, as well as the clinical outcome and psychosocial impact of the lower extremity trauma. The second part primarily focuses on soft-tissue reconstruction. In this part, twenty-one commonly used local and free flaps are presented step-by-step in each chapter. One of these flaps, the free anterolateral thigh skin perforator flap has become a workhorse in many centers and is well described by both American and Asian authors. Several other perforator flaps and free-style flaps are also included in this book. The third part primarily focuses on bone and joint reconstruction and management of nonunion; while Part IV focuses on specialized considerations in lower extremity reconstruction.
The educational value of this 2-volume work is enormously enhanced by the superb medical illustrations that grace its pages. The book has beautiful artwork that depicts the step-by-step surgical technique that is included for each of the operations that are described.
2 DVDs With Video
2 DVDs with operative video complement this reference and provide additional educational value.
- This comprehensive textbook represents the state-of-the-art in reconstructive surgery of the lower extremity by the world experts
- It is a must have textbook in reconstructive surgery and will fulfill a growing need for such a reference book by reconstructive surgeons worldwide
- The book represents a milestone in advancement of reconstructive surgery