This book acts as a portable and easy-to-understand reference for surgical trainees or young faculty members that are interested in reviewing procedures on the way to the operating room. This second edition aims to provide a practical hands-on approach to operative trauma management. Following the success of the first edition, chapters were revised, updated, and added due to substantial changes in trauma care over the past few years. Several new experts contributed their knowledge and techniques inside this new edition. For example, chapters on fasciotomy and resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) have been added.
The second edition of The Shock Trauma Manual of Operative Techniques is a valuable reference for practicing surgeons in the community and serves to aid trauma practitioners as they attempt to deal with operative challenges.
• Written entirely by physicians who currently practice in shock trauma
• Numerous photographs illustrate operative techniques
• Practical manual "white coat pocket" format
Thomas M. ScaleaR Adams Cowley Shock Trauma CenterUniversity of Maryland Medical SystemBaltimore, MDUSA