Focus on the "how" and "why" of medical/surgical conditions - the critical issues that lead to successful outcomes for your patients - with Veterinary Surgery: Small Animal Expert Consult, 2nd Edition.
Expert Consult website offers access to the entire text online, plus references linked to original abstracts on PubMed.
Comprehensive coverage?includes surgical biology, surgical methods and perioperative care, neurosurgery, and orthopedics in Volume One, and all soft tissue surgery organized by body system in Volume Two.
Extensive references to published studies?available on Expert Consult show the factual basis for the material.
Strong blend of clinical and basic science information?facilitates a clear understanding of clinical issues surrounding operative situations.
Highly recognized contributing authors create chapters from their own experience and knowledge base, providing the most authoritative, current information available.
Coverage of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology in chapters on specific organs?includes information critical to operative procedures and patient management.
In-depth chapters on anesthesia, surgical oncology, tumors of the spine, and musculoskeletal neoplasia provide valuable resources for practicing surgeons, especially in the area of cancer treatment.
Preoperative considerations and surgical implications for surgical procedures help surgeons make decisions about treatment approaches.
NEW and UPDATED! Expert Consult website with print text plus complete online access to the book's contents, so you can use it anytime - anywhere.
EXPANDED! Coverage of interventional radiology techniques in Volume Two (soft tissue volume) to provide cutting-edge information on contemporary imaging modalities that gain access to different structures of the patient's body for diagnostic and therapeutic reasons.
NEW and UPDATED! Expanded coverage of coaptation devices and small animal prosthetics clearly explains how they are used in a variety of clinical situations.
EXPANDED! Principles of minimally invasive plate treatment added to Volume One (orthopedic volume) to show how these advancements maximize healing and protect the patient while meeting the surgeon's goals in using fracture fixation.
VOLUME ONE Section I: Surgical Biology 1. Inflammatory Response 2. Molecular and Cellular Biology: Genomics 3. Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine 4. Platelet Rich Plasma and Autologous Conditioned Sera 5. Fluid Therapy 6. Shock 7. Bleeding and Hemostasis 8. Metabolism and Nutritional Needs of Surgical Patients 9. Wound Healing 10. Wound Infections and Antimicrobial Use Section II: Surgical Methods and Perioperative Care 11. Sterilization 12. Instrumentation 13. The Operating Room 14. Monitoring for Surgical Infection 15. Principles and Use of Energy Sources in Small Animal Surgery: Electrosurgery and Laser Applications 16. Suture Material, Tissue Staplers, Ligation Devices, and Closure Methods 17. Instrument and Tissue Handling Techniques 18. Surgical Hemostasis 19. Bandages and Drains 20. Biopsy General Principles 21. Anesthesia Principles and Monitoring 22. Anesthetic Practice for Existing Conditions 23. Fundamentals of Interventional Radiology and Interventional Endoscopy 24. Fundamentals of Laparoscopy and Thoracoscopy 25. Introduction to Oncologic Surgery for the General Surgeon Section III: Neurosurgery 26. Neurologic Examination and Neuroanatomic Diagnosis 27. Neurodiagnostics 28. Imaging of the Neurologic System 29. Pathogenesis and Physiology of Central Nervous System Disease and Injury 30. Medical Conditions of the Vertebral Column and Spinal Cord 31. Cervical Vertebral Column and Spinal Cord 32. Thoracolumbar Vertebral Column 33. Degenerative Lumbosacral Stenosis 34. Vertebral Fractures, Luxations, and Subluxations 35. Cranial Surgery 36. Anesthesia for Intracranial Surgery 37. Neoplasms of the Vertebrae and Spinal Cord Section IV: Musculoskeletal System 38. Tissues of the Musculoskeletal System 39. Bone Biomechanics and Fracture Biology 40. Open Fractures 41. Internal Fracture Fixation 42. External Skeletal Fixation 43. Overview of Minimally Invasive Osteosynthesis Principles 44. Bandaging, External Coaptation, and External Devices for Companion Animals 45. Delayed Unions, Nonunions, and Malunions 46. Principles of Angular Limb Deformity Correction 47. Osteomyelitis and Implant-Associated Infections 48. Bone Grafts and Substitutes 49. Scapula Fractures 50. The Shoulder 51. Fractures of the Humerus 52. Surgical Diseases of the Elbow 53. Total Elbow Replacement in Dogs 54. Radius and Ulna 55. Carpus, Metacarpus, and Digits 56. Fractures of the Pelvis 57. Hip Luxation 58. Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Control of Canine Hip Dysplasia 59. Surgical Management of Hip Dysplasia 60. Fractures of the Femur 61. Stifle Joint 62. Total Knee Replacement in the Dog 63. Fractures of the Tibia and Fibula 64. Tarsus and Metatarsus 65. Amputations 66. Dentistry for the Surgeon 67. Mandibular and Maxillofacial Fractures 68. Arthritis 69. Miscellaneous Orthopedic Conditions 70. Muscle and Tendon Disorders 71. Arthroscopy 72. Musculoskeletal Neoplasia and Limb-Sparing Surgery 73. Osteochondrosis 74. Gait Analysis VOLUME TWO Section V: Skin and Reconstruction 75. Primary Wound Closure 76. Open Wounds 77. Tension-Relieving Techniques 78. Local or Subdermal Plexus Flaps 79. Axial Pattern and Myocutaneous Flaps 80. Skin Grafts 81. Burns 82. Specific Disorders of the Skin and Subcutaneous Tissues Section VI: Abdomen 83. Spleen 84. Abdominal Wall Reconstruction and Hernias 85. Diaphragmatic Hernias 86. Peritoneum and Retroperitoneum Section VII: Digestive System 87. Soft Tissues of the Oral Cavity 88. Salivary Glands 89. Mandibulectomy and Maxillectomy 90. Esophagus 91. Stomach 92. Small Intestine 93. Colon 94. Rectum, Anus, and Perineum 95. Liver and Biliary System 96. Hepatic Vascular Anomalies 97. Pancreas 98. Feeding Tubes Section VIII: Respiratory System 99. Nasal Planum, Nasal Cavity, and Sinuses 100. Palate 101. Larynx 102. Trachea and Bronchi 103. Lungs Section IX: Thorax 104. Thoracic Wall 105. Thoracic Cavity Section X: Cardiovascular System 106. Cardiac Surgery 107. Pericardial Surgery 108. Vascular Surgery Section XI: Urogenital System 109. Ovaries and Uterus 110. Vagina, Vestibule, and Vulva 111. Testes, Epididymides, and Scrotum 112. Penis and Prepuce 113. Prostate 114. Kidneys 115. Ureters 116. Bladder 117. Urethra 118. Sphincter Mechanism Incontinence 119. Renal Transplant Section XII: Endocrine System 120. Adrenal Glands 121. Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands Section XIII: Ear 122. Pinna and External Ear Canal 123. Middle and Inner Ear Section XIV: Eye 124. Basic Ophthalmic Surgical Procedures 125. Emergency Ophthalmic Surgery