This book outlines a pathway through management for the clinician, consisting of six phases:
1) Recognition of the condition: facilitated by high quality images.
2) General approach: provided by an opening “mindset” statement for the particular case.
3) Assessment: the critical aspects of the history and examination.
4) Treatment: key decisions and key interventions.
5) Management: post-intervention expectations.
6) Evidence: the rationale behind the preceding treatment and an overview of any controversies.
Plastic Surgery, A Problem Based Approach is a valuable reference tool for surgical trainees, medical students, healthcare professionals and plastic and reconstructive surgeons.
Bing Shi is a Professor and surgeon at Department of Cleft Lip and Palate Repair in West China Hospital of Stomatology, Sichuan University, China. Brian C. Sommerlad is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at the North Thames Cleft Center, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, UK.
These practical pointers are essential for students of plastic surgery, while also offering helpful refreshers for experienced practitioners. The subsequent chapters describe the types of flaps that are traditionally taught and the 10 most common flaps. There is also a practical guide to W-plasty, Z-plasty and their various modifications, which can be applied to both scar revision and the closure of the donor sites. The book also discusses the Keystone Perforator Island Flap (KPIF) and its application to various body sites, offering elegant solutions to some very tricky situations. In turn, the book’s final chapters are focused on assessment, decision-making and lessons learned – essentially, how to decide if a skin graft is the better choice, matters relating to aesthetics, and dealing with complications.
Rather than demonstrate exactly how to execute flaps, the book’s primary goal is to inspire students and trainees to think about the reconstructive problem, consider all patient-related and anatomical factors, and accurately recognize what can feasibly be achieved.
This booklet serves as a guide of basic principles of trunk stabilization and individual exercise positions for self-treatment according to Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS). The DNS concept will help you train optimal trunk stabilization and muscle coordination, which is a fundamental aspect in rehabilitation of any musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. During rehabilitation or any athletic activities, proper trunk stabilization is the first step in prevention of overloading and protection of body during movement activities. Exercising in DNS positions allows for an ideal trunk stabilization with permanent analgesic effect.
Please download this booklet and view a sequence of photographs of DNS self-treatment positions with easy to understand instructions.