Basic Surgical Techniques - 6th Edition - ISBN: 9780702033919, 9780702049101

Basic Surgical Techniques

6th Edition

Authors: R. Kirk
eBook ISBN: 9780702049101
eBook ISBN: 9780702056109
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 16th February 2010
Page Count: 216

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The Sixth Edition of this highly regarded title for surgical trainees gives clear, concise guidance on all aspects of acquiring surgical skills to ensure operative success. The full range of surgical procedures is comprehensively reviewed in a clear ‘how-to-do-it’ style, which consolidates the skills learnt both in theatre and on training courses. This new edition has been completely updated throughout, with all the illustrations redrawn in full colour. Each chapter is introduced with a key points box, which briefly summarises the major issues that are covered. International experts from the Middle East, Australia, Asia, North America and Europe have reviewed and added their comments to the text.

Key Features

    • Provides guidance on the full range of surgical techniques required by all trainee surgeons.
    • Concentrates on the main principles behind the use of the surgical techniques
    • "Key Points" boxes throughout provide hints and tips to reinforce the main aspects of each technique.

Table of Contents

Handling yourself

Handling instruments
Handling threads
Handling ducts and cavities
Handling blood vessels
Handling skin
Handling connective and soft tissues
Handling bone and joints
Handling dissection
Handling bleeding
Handling drains
Handling infection
Handling minimal access surgery

Handling craft skills


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About the Author

R. Kirk

Affiliations and Expertise

Honorary Professor of Surgery, Royal Free and University College London; Honorary Consulting Surgeon, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK