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Title Reconstructing the war injured patient / Ghassan Soleiman Abu-Sittah, Jamal J. Hoballah, Joseph Bakhach, editors
Published Cham : Springer, 2017


Description 1 online resource
Contents Contributors; 1: Ballistics of Gunshot Wounds; Introduction; Ballistics of Bullets and Projectiles; Characteristics of Firearms; The Barrel; Rifling; Low- Versus High-Velocity/Energy Firearms; Characteristics of Bullets; Caliber; Nose Profile/Contour; Composition; Shell/Jacket; Construction; From Barrel to Target: How the Bullet Travels; Yaw; Spin; Precession; Nutation; Energy Transfer in Gunshot Wounds; The Fallacy of Equating Wound Severity with Velocity; Mechanism of Gunshot Wounds; Direct Tissue Damage; Cavitation; Bone Injuries; Head Injuries
ContaminationReferences; 2: Biodynamics of Blast Injuries; Introduction; Blast Physics; Mechanisms of Blast Injuries; Primary Blast Injuries (PBI); Biological Effects of Primary Blast Injuries; Pulmonary System; Gastrointestinal System; The Ear; Conclusion; References; 3: Management of Craniomaxillofacial Injuries; Introduction; Immediate Nonoperative Management; Airway; Bleeding; Physical Exam and Diagnosis; Antibiotic Therapy; Operative Management; Wound Preparation and Tissue Coverage; Mandibular Fractures; Maxillary and Frontal Sinus Fractures; Facial Nerve Injury
Naso-Orbital-Ethmoid Region (NOE) Nasal Region; Management of the Complicated Wound; Management in the Chronic Phase; Scar Contractures; Facial Tattooing; Flap Refinements; Soft-Tissue Depressions; Nasal Refinements; Residual Palatal Defects; Ocular Prosthesis; Dentition; Perioral Trauma; Case Study; Case; Principles Reviewed; Conclusion; References; 4: The Management of Penetrating Neck Injuries; Introduction; Immediate Management; Management of Carotid Injuries; Open Repair; Endovascular Treatment; Blunt Neck and Carotid Injury; Summary; References
5: Reconstruction of Periocular War Injuries Case Presentations; Case 1; Case 2; Case 3; Case 4; Case 5; Case 6; Case 7; Case 8; References; 6: Management of the Upper Limb Soft-Tissue Injuries; Introduction; Management and Reconstructive Options; Soft-Tissue Reconstruction; Soft-Tissue Defects of the Fingers; Soft-Tissue Defect to the Thumb, Volar, and Dorsal Hand; Skeletal Reconstruction; Tendon Reconstruction; Nerve Reconstruction; Conclusion; Clinical Cases; Case 1; Case 2; Case 3; References; 7: Management of Brachial Plexus Injuries; Introduction
Management in the Intermediate Phase Management in the Chronic Phase; Conclusion; References; 8: Management of Upper Limb Fractures; Introduction; Shoulder Girdle Injury; Humeral Diaphyseal Fracture; Shattered Elbow; Forearm Injury; Wrist Injury; References; 9: Lower Extremity Reconstruction; Introduction; General Principles; Timing of Reconstruction; Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT); Bone Defect; Reconstruction According to Anatomical Region; Knee Region; Proximal Third of the Leg; Middle Third of the Leg; Distal Third of the Leg, Ankle, and Foot
Summary This text provides a comprehensive and state-of-the art approach to reconstruction of the war injured patient tailored to the types of injuries and patients mostly encountered from the Arab region over the past few years at the American University of Beirut Medical Center, one of the largest tertiary care and referral centers in the area and its affiliated hospitals. The book discusses in detail evidence of literature, new research data and new perspectives about the management and reconstruction of all types of injuries: ophthalmic, head and neck, upper and lower limb bone and soft tissue trauma, trunk, visceral and urogenital injuries as well as vascular and central and peripheral nerve injuries. It also highlights the social burden of these injuries as well as the importance of rehabilitation and psychological support for the war injured. The most recent findings of the change in the microbiology of these wounds and their treatment modifications are also discussed. Reconstructing the War Injured Patient will serve as a valuable resource for surgeons, clinicians and researchers dealing with and interested in the multiple facets of current war casualty care all the way from the battlefields to the long-term chronic rehabilitation. It includes concise yet comprehensive overviews of the current status of the war casualty patient reconstruction domain. It will help guide patient management based on evidence from literature, clinical and surgical experience and ongoing research. It will also help stimulate investigative efforts in this dynamic and active field of war medicine
Notes Includes index
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Subject War wounds -- Surgery
Surgery, Plastic.
War-Related Injuries -- surgery
Plastic Surgery Procedures
Surgery, Plastic
MEDICAL -- Surgery -- General.
Surgery, Plastic
War wounds -- Surgery
Form Electronic book
Author Abu-sittah, Ghassan Soleiman
Hoballah, Jamal J.
Bakhach, Joseph
ISBN 9783319568874