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Techniques for Ideal Wound Healing. Occasionally the wrong adjective is used: For some extraordinary reason the author does not include a single reference to the surgical literature, yet the full names and addresses of no less than 27 medical equipment and drug firms are mentioned in footnotes, 1 of them 5 times, 4 of them 4 times. Yet despite this impressive display of the skill of the un-named medical artist sthe excellent typography, a surfeit of sophisticated photographic evidence and the undoubted enthusiasm of the author, the text is disappointingly lifeless.

The book is well written in clear print with a hard back and is well worth reading; but it is expensive atespecially as there are some printing errors.

Classification of dislocation of the hip is always complicated by the acetabular fractures.

Although the reproduction of some of the illustrations is poor, generally speaking they are adequate. Some of the surgical manoeuvres that are illustrated opti,a excellent examples of inadequate operations that might lead the tyro into serious trouble, such as the application of a circular full-thickness graft for an oblique scar causing ectropion of the lower eyelid p. The chapter on metabolic disorders, which deals mainly with osteoporosis and osteomalacia, is excellent.

It is at once the key to his identity and his primary means of communicating both thought and emotion. There is much discussion about the role of weight bearing after hip injury in causing avascular necrosis.

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Here a further classification is made. Avascular necrosis is considered in general under pathological fractures, but it is also dealt with in practically every chapter in the book in a particular relationship to the subject under discussion. It has the great merit of presenting the current practice of the various speakers and the other participants in all the important branches of chest injury. Fractures of the femoral neck in children and slipped upper femoral epiphysis are fully covered.


The degree of slipped femoral epiphysis and the treatment is well dealt with, especially in late cases by osteotomy.

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The subject matter is mainly concerned with wound closure without tension by using appropriate flaps. This is followed by a chapter on basic sciences of the hip, which deals among other things with the metabolism, nutrition and repair of articular cartilage; one of those grey areas so many young surgeons would do well to read about. The principles of local anaesthesia are also illustrated. The same compliment, unfortunately, cannot be paid to the text or to many of the practical manoeuvres recommended by the author.

Fractures of the femoral neck are covered in two chapters which deal with every aspect of classification, treatment and complications. The final chapter on medical factors, pre- and postoperative assessment, is excellent as it deals not only with the more common conditions such as bronchopneumonia, pulmonary embolus and fat embolus, but also with thyroid disease, ataxia and Parkinsonism, including the variety due to drugs used for depression; conditions from which old people suffer.

This clearly wants restating. This book is a record of the Coventry Conference held in July civatrix, and all concerned should be congratulated on its prompt appearance.

Cicatrix Optima : Techniques for Ideal Wound Healing

The text, however, refers to these as three-quarter oblique and one-quarter oblique views. English language edition, edited by E. Starting with the simplest considerations, such as making the best incision, the book describes the best techniques for suturing and dressing wounds and skin grafting defects of different shapes Injury: The complications of prosthetic replacement which are quoted should certainly make us much more selective in deciding on this operation.


Gentleness and asepsis in handling the tissues are recognized prerequisites.

Techniques for ideal wound healing. Detailed practice is based on sound surgical principles which make the book particularly useful for students and young doctors. The surgical terminology used is also suspect.

By Richard Carlton Schultz. The second edition is based on exactly the same material with 4 new chapters on animal bites, gunshot wounds, facial fractures in children and the reconstruction of facial deformities with alloplastic materials. The author does not say how a young child is kept non-weight bearing for 9 weeks with a painless hip. Acknowledging these important functions of the face, cjcatrix society has come to place a premium on its preservation.

Cicatrix optima. Techniques for ideal wound healing

This unusual book presents in pictures a wide variety of the surgical techniques which encourage ideal wound healing.

This is a book which should be read by everyone interested in the subject. The drawings in this volume will pptima be used to make innumerable sets of lecture slides.

Wound healing for surgeons. There may not be much here that is new to the experienced plastic surgeon, but few surgeons will read the whole book which one can do in an hour or two without being made to think again about their own technique, or without real pleasure at such an artistic presentation of fundamental surgical procedures. The various papers provide an excellent combination of academic and practical considerations, which is enhanced by the inclusion of the discussion between the participants, many of whom have considerable experience in the field.