Plastic Surgery - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9781455710553, 9781455740482

Plastic Surgery

3rd Edition

Volume 4: Trunk and Lower Extremity

Authors: David Song Peter Neligan
Print ISBN: 9781455710553
eBook ISBN: 9781455740482
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 5th September 2012
Page Count: 772


Fully updated to meet the demands of the 21st-century surgeon, Lower Extremity, Trunk and Burns Surgery, Volume 4 of Plastic Surgery, 3rd Edition, provides you with the most current knowledge and techniques across your field, allowing you to offer every patient the best possible outcome. Access all the state-of-the-art know-how you need to overcome any challenge you may face and exceed your patients’ expectations.

Key Features

  • Apply the very latest advances in extremity, trunk, and burn plastic surgery and ensure optimal outcomes with evidence-based advice from a diverse collection of world-leading authorities.
  • Purchase this volume individually or own the entire set, with the ability to search across all six volumes online!

Table of Contents


Foreword by Joseph G. McCarthy XXX

Preface to the Third Edition XXX

List of Contributors XXX

Acknowledgments XXX

Dedication XXX

Volume One: Principles

Geoffrey C. Gurtner

1 Plastic surgery and innovation in medicine XXXPeter C. Neligan

2 History of reconstructive and aesthetic surgery XXXRiccardo F. Mazzola and Isabella C. Mazzola

3 Psychological aspects of plastic surgery XXXLaurie A. Stevens and Mary H. McGrath

4 The role of ethics in plastic surgery XXXPhillip C. Haeck

5 Business principles for plastic surgeons XXXC. Scott Hultman

6 Medico-legal issues in plastic surgery XXXNeal R. Reisman

7 Photography in plastic surgery XXXBrian M. Kinney

8 Patient safety in plastic surgery XXXBruce Halperin

9 Local anesthetics in plastic surgery XXXA. Aldo Mottura

10 Evidence-based medicine and health services research in plastic surgery XXXCarolyn L. Kerrigan, E. Dale Collins Vidal,
Andrea L. Pusic, Amy K. Alderman, and
Valerie Lemaine

11 Genetics and prenatal diagnosis XXXDaniel Nowinski, Elizabeth Kiwanuka, Florian Hackl,
Bohdan Pomahac, and Elof Eriksson

12 Principles of cancer management XXXTomer Avraham, Evan Matros, and Babak J. Mehrara

13 Stem cells and regenerative medicine XXXBenjamin Levi, Derrick C. Wan, Victor W. Wong,
Geoffrey C. Gurtner, and Michael T. Longaker

14 Wound healing XXXChandan K. Sen and Sashwati Roy

15 Skin wound healing: Repair biology, wound,
and scar treatment XXXUrsula Mirastschijski, Andreas Jokuszies, and
Peter M. Vogt

16 Scar prevention, treatment, and revision XXXPeter Lorenz and A. Sina Bari

17 Skin graft XXXSaja S. Scherer-Pietramaggiori, Giorgio Pietramaggiori,
and Dennis P. Orgill</P


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About the Author

David Song

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Surgery Chief and Program Director Section of Plastic Surgery Vice-Chair, Department of Surgery University of Chicago Medical Center Chicago, IL, USA

Peter Neligan

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA


"This edition incorporates changes consistent with our digital age, while maintaining the excellent content that has been the hallmark of this book through the years. The digital age has made information much more immediate, much easier to access and much more flexible in how it is presented... Through the decades, this book has remained and will remain one of the gold standard books in plastic surgery. Plastic Surgoens at all stages in their careers can benefit from this book."

Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthestic Surgery (JPRAS), January 2014

"This is the latest edition of the multivolume plastic surgery textbook first edited by John M. Converse in 1964. Through the decades, this has remained the gold standard in plastic surgery textbooks. I have always had the most recent edition close to my desk and have used it as an initial reference when I have needed to review a topic. I will continue to use this edition in the same manner.

Plastic surgeons at all stages in their careers can benefit from this book. The coverage of plastic surgery topics remains encyclopedic, and all of the authors are recognized experts in their subject areas.
This edition demonstrates a number of differences from prior editions. The books themselves are slightly larger, and the majority of the artwork is in color, with a uniform style and is of high quality. This edition incorporates changes consistent with our digital age, while maintaining the excellent content that has been the hallmark of this book throughout the years." - Walter Lawrence, MPH, MD (University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics) Doody 5 stars!