This expertly illustrated atlas has been the go-to reference in veterinary orthopedic surgery for nearly 50 years and remains the premier resource for small animal surgical procedures. As in prior editions, Piermattei's Atlas of Surgical Approaches to the Bones and Joints of the Dog and Cat, 5th Edition is teeming with highly detailed drawings that illustrate a wide range of surgical approaches. This edition also features six all new surgical approaches and three approaches which have been expanded to illustrate the modifications required when performing orthopedic surgery on the cat. In addition to updated images throughout, fifty-five brand new illustrations accompany the new surgical approaches. As many will attest, Piermattei’s Atlas is an invaluable reference that no small animal surgeon should be without.
"In summary, if you still don’t have a previous edition of Piermattei’s atlas of surgical approaches to the bones and joints of the dog and cat on your bookshelves, this is a must have. If you already have a previous edition, the difference between the 4th and 5th are not big, but there are a few additions that will still make it a worthwhile buy." Reviewed by: Benito De La Puerta, Ldo, Cert SAS Dip ECVS, UK Date: July 2014
- Step-by-step procedures walk you through proper positioning, anatomic landmarks, potential dangers, and increasing exposure.
- Primary indications listed for each surgical approach help you quickly determine which approach is most appropriate for a particular surgery.
- Consistent format features text on the left side and illustration plates on the right, for quick access to key information.
- High-quality drawings created by an expert medical artist provide exceptional clarity, realism, and detail.
- Cross-references throughout the text make it easy to compare surgical approaches for the same body area.
- Full pages dedicated to each plate allow you to more easily view anatomical parts and approaches.
Section I: General Considerations
Attributes of an Acceptable Approach to a Bone or Joint
Factors to Consider When Choosing an Approach
Section II: The Head
Approach to the Rostral Shaft of the Mandible
Approach to the Caudal Shaft and Ramus of the Mandible
Approach to the Ramus of the Mandible
Approach to the Temporomandibular Joint
Approach to the Dorsolateral Surface of the Skull
Approach to the Caudal Surface of the Skull
Section III: The Vertebral Column
Approach to Cervical Vertebrae 1 and 2 Through a Ventral Incision
Approach to Cervical Vertebrae 1 and 2 Through a Dorsal Incision
Approach to Cervical Vertebrae and Intervertebral Disks 2-7 Through a Ventral Incision
Approach to the Midcervical Vertebrae Through a Dorsal Incision
Approach to Cervical Vertebrae 3-6 Through a Lateral Incision
Approach to the Caudal Cervical and Cranial Thoracic Vertebrae Through a Dorsal Incision
Approach to the Thoracolumbar Vertebrae Through a Dorsal Incision
Approach to the Thoracolumbar Intervertebral Disks Through a Dorsolateral Incision
Approach to the Thoracolumbar Intervertebral Disks Through a Lateral Incision
Approach to Lumbar Vertebra 7 and the Sacrum Through a Dorsal Incision
Approach to the Lumbosacral Intervertebral Disk and Foramen Through a Lateral Transilial Osteotomy NEW!
Approach to Lumbar Vertebrae 6 and 7 and the Sacrum Through a Ventral Abdominal Incision
Approach to the Caudal Vertebrae Through a Dorsal Incision
Section IV: The Scapula and Shoulder Joint
Approach to the Body, Spine, and Acromion Process of the Scapula
Approach to the Craniolateral Region of the Shoulder Joint
Approach to the Craniolateral Region of the Shoulder Joint by Tenotomy of the Infraspinatus Muscle
Approach to the Caudolateral Region of
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