- Features concisely written, practical knowledge written by veterans of combat surgery
- Offers a large number of full-color images that illustrate difficult techniques and situations
- Provides the most necessary and practical knowledge needed by surgeons working on the front lines
The second edition of Front Line Surgery expands upon the success of the first edition, providing updated discussion of practical management of commonly encountered combat injuries.This edition reflects the cutting edge of combat casualty care, refined principles of surgical management of specific injury patterns, and incorporation of the spectrum of recent research advancements in trauma care. Each chapter continues to follow the same organization as the first edition. The “BLUF”, or bottom line up front, headlines each topic, providing the critical pearls for the reader, followed by a focused and straight forward discussion of management, pitfalls, and recommendations. In addition, select chapters conclude with a section discussing the application of this topic in civilian practice, as potentially encountered by the rural or humanitarian relief surgeon. Additional new topics include: REBOA and endovascular techniques for hemorrhage control, updates in transfusion and resuscitation practice, active shooter situations, rural trauma management in developed nations, advancements in prehospital care and the Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TC3) course, and discussion of the newest generations of topical hemostatic agents and tourniquets. These additions serve to both enhance the breadth and depth of the material relevant to military surgeons, but should also further expand the applicability and interest in this work to all civilian trauma surgeons.
This handbook will be useful to every military physician and physician-in-training, as well as the worldwide surgical and trauma community who are increasingly called upon to care for combat victims. This handbook will be of particular interest to the general surgeon who is often called upon to manage a variety of injuries that may be outside of his or her specialty (thoracic, extremity, etc.).
Matthew J. Martin, MD, FACS
Madigan Army Medical CenterDepartment of SurgeryMadigan Army Medical Center9040 Fitzsimmons DriveATTN: MCHJ-CLSTacoma, WA 98431Office: (253) 968-2361Cell: (253) 973-9747 firstname.lastname@example.org@gmail.com
Alec C. Beekley, MD, FACSTrauma/Acute Care and Bariatric SurgeonThomas Jefferson University HospitalPaoli Hospital Trauma CenterAssociate Professor of Surgery
Thomas Jefferson University Division of Trauma/Acute Care Surgery1100 Walnut Street7th Floor, Medical Office BuildingPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania 19107Office: (215) 955-2165Cell: (215) email@example.com@gmail.com
Matthew J. Eckert, MD, FACS
Associate Trauma Medical DirectorAssociate Program Director, General Surgery ResidencyDepartment of SurgeryMadigan Army Medical Center9040 Fitzsimmons DriveATTN: MCHJ-CLSTacoma, WA 98431(253) firstname.lastname@example.org@gmail.com