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Cicatrix Optima : Techniques for Ideal Wound Healing

The surgical terminology used is also suspect. 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. It is at once the key to his identity and his primary means of communicating both thought and emotion.

The text, however, refers to these as three-quarter oblique and one-quarter oblique views. 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.

The principles of local anaesthesia are also illustrated. 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.

The subject matter is mainly concerned with wound closure without tension by using appropriate flaps. Techniques for Ideal Wound Healing.

The second edition is cicatrux 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. 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.

The author does not say how otima young child is kept non-weight bearing for 9 weeks with a painless hip. By Richard Carlton Schultz. Wound healing for surgeons. This book is a record of the Coventry Conference held in Julyand all concerned should be congratulated on its prompt appearance.


Classification of dislocation of the hip is always complicated by the acetabular fractures. The same compliment, unfortunately, cannot ccicatrix paid to the text or to many of the practical manoeuvres recommended by the author.

Cicatrix optima. Techniques for ideal wound healing

Techniques for ideal wound healing. The final chapter on medical factors, pre- and postoperative assessment, is excellent as it deals not dicatrix 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.

Some of the surgical manoeuvres that are illustrated are excellent examples of inadequate operations that might lead the tyro into serious trouble, cicateix as the application of a circular full-thickness graft for an oblique scar causing ectropion of the lower eyelid p. Fractures of the femoral neck in children and slipped upper femoral epiphysis are fully covered. The chapter on metabolic disorders, which deals mainly with osteoporosis and osteomalacia, is excellent.

This unusual book presents in pictures a wide variety of the surgical techniques which encourage ideal wound healing. English language edition, edited by E. Gentleness and asepsis in handling the tissues are recognized prerequisites.

Detailed practice is based on sound surgical principles which make the book particularly useful for students and young doctors.

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Fractures of the femoral neck are covered in two chapters which deal with every aspect of classification, treatment and complications.

Here a further classification is made. This clearly wants restating.

This is followed by a vicatrix 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.


Acknowledging these important functions of the face, modern society has come to place a premium on its preservation. Occasionally the wrong adjective is used: 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.

Although the reproduction of some of the illustrations is poor, generally speaking they are adequate. 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: This is a book which should be read by everyone interested in the subject.

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

There is much discussion about the role of weight bearing after hip injury in causing avascular necrosis. The complications of prosthetic replacement which are quoted should certainly make us much more selective in deciding on this operation.

The drawings in this volume ciatrix undoubtedly be used to make innumerable sets of lecture slides. 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.