Atlas of Small Animal Wound Management and Reconstructive Surgery, Third Edition
Michael M. Pavletic, DVM, DACVS

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Reading this book, I can only wish you the good fortune to never have to see any of these cases, but we all know you will eventually. When you do, you will want this book.

This edition has added forty plates including sections on bandage/splint techniques, reconstructive surgery of the prepuce and the management of problematic skin fold conditions.

The book has also updated the section on management of problematic wounds and wound care products. Important points are boxed in the text for emphasis.

The book begins with a primer on the skin, starting with structure and continuing through circulation and congenital skin disorders. A map of surface and superficial arteries and veins is included. A valuable reference for repairs or grafts.

"The Basic Principles of Wound Healing" is a must-read before you attempt reconstructive surgery. The etiology of the wound is an important consideration in selecting the method of repair. Species variations are also to be considered. "Wound Management" follows, including presentations, assessing the wound, wound classification, selecting the proper closure technique and basic wound management in six simple steps. 

There are important procedures to follow for selecting the proper closure technique. The various methods of closure and management are well illustrated and described.

There is a variety of injuries (vehicle damage, burns, gunshot wounds, dogfight injuries) illustrated, and a variety of wound care products listed as well as tips for their use. Topics of particular interest would include: non-healing wounds, exposed bone, inhalation injuries, porcupine quills, skin stretching techniques, use and creation of skin flaps, grafts, facial reconstruction, foot pad reconstruction, eyelid reconstruction, cosmetic closure techniques, and much more. I would suggest having a look at the table of contents on the Wiley-Blackwell site for encouragement. The topics are varied and detailed and will most likely convince you to buy the book. The accompanying photos are excellent and are directed toward helping the clinician through the surgery. The photos will reassure you that even those wounds that appear hopeless have promise.

The excellent photos are accompanied by instructive drawings. Surgical and repair techniques are addressed and illustrated.

Reading the book in advance of need is recommended. When that terrible-looking injury comes in the door, just knowing there is possibility of repair is a comfort to both the owner and the veterinarian.

Wiley-Blackwell (2010).

680 pages, hardcover.

ISBN: 978-0-8138-1124-6.

 


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Introduction
Alternative Medicine
Anatomy
Anesthesia/Analgesia
Animal Welfare
Aquatic/Fish
Avian
Behavior
Camelids
Canine
Cardiology
Client Education
Cytology / Hematology / Histology
Dental
Dermatology
Dictionary/Reference
Drugs/Pharmacology
Emergency Med
Endocrine
Epidemiology
Equine
Ethics
Exotics
Feline
Food Animals/Livestock
General
Genetics
Geriatrics
Handling & Restraint
Human-Animal Bond
Imaging & Radiology
Immunology
Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine
Laboratory Medicine
Microbiology
Multimedia
Neurology
Nutrition
Oncology
Ophthalmology
Orthopedics
Parasitology
Pathology
Pediatrics
Physiology
Physiotherapy
Practice Management
Primates
Rabbits, Rodents & Ferrets
Reproduction
Reptile/Amphibian
Research
Respiratory
Ruminants
Sheep/Goats
Shelter Medicine
Surgery
 
* Technique LA Surgery 3rd Ed.
 
Advanced Monitoring and Procedures for Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care
 
You are hereAtlas SA Wound 3rd Ed.
 
BSAVA Can. Fel. Endoscopy
 
BSAVA Can. Fel. Wound 2nd Ed.
 
BSAVA Manual of Rabbit Surgery, Dentistry and Imaging (VSPN)
 
Complications in Small Animal Surgery 1at Ed
 
Diagnostic and Surgical Arthroscopy in the Horse, 4th Edition (VSPN)
 
Equine Clinical Medicine, Surgery and Reproduction
 
Equine Surgery, 4th Ed.
 
Essentials of Tortoise Medicine and Surgery (VSPN)
 
Ferrets, Rabbits, and Rodents, Clinical Medicine and Surgery, 3rd ed
 
Fundamentals of Small Animal Surgery
 
Fundamentals of Small Animal Surgery 1st ed
 
How to Use Leg Wraps, Bandages and Boots (VSPN Review)
 
Inspecting Surgical Instruments – An Illustrated Guide (VSPN Review)
 
Manual Soft Surg.
 
Noordsy’s Food Animal Surgery, 5th Edition (VSPN)
 
Ophthalmology of Exotic Pets
 
Ophthalmology of Exotic Pets
 
Ophthalmology of Exotic Pets
 
Reconstructive Surgery and Wound Management of the Dog and Cat
 
Reconstructive Surgery and Wound Management of the Dog and Cat (VSPN)
 
Small Animal Laparoscopy and Thoracoscopy
 
Small Animal Laparoscopy and Thoracoscopy (VSPN)
 
Small Animal Surgical Emergencies
 
Small Animal Surgical Nursing Skills and Concepts 2nd Ed. (VSPN Review)
 
Surgical Complications: Equine
 
Surgical Patient Care for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses
 
Suturing Principles and Techniques in Laboratory Animal Surgery (VSPN)
 
The Feline Patient 4th edition (VSPN Review)
 
The Little Book of CT in Veterinary Medicine: A PRACTICAL Guide to CT Technique for Technicians and Veterinarians
 
Vet. Laser Surgery
 
Veterinary Surgery: Small Animal
 
Wound Care Equine
 
* Atlas Orthopedic Surg. Dog Cat
 
* BSAVA Wound Mgmt.
 
* External Fixation SA
 
* Handbook Equine Wound
 
* Lasers Med. Surgery
 
* Manual Equine Field Surgery
 
* SA Ophthalmic Surgery
 
* SA Surg. Nursing (VSPN Review)
 
* SA Surgery 2nd Ed.
Swine
Technicians
Toxicology
Urology/Renal
Veterinary Education
Wildlife-Zoo Animals
Zoonoses

Date Published: April 27, 2010

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