B- Manual of Canine and Feline Wound Management and Reconstruction
by David Fowler and John M. Williams
Edition: 1 st. 1999
Topics covered include wound healing, decision-making in closure, axial pattern flaps and pedicled muscle flaps. In addition, the Manual features case studies and step-by-step operative techniques. Specially commissioned illustrations accompany the chapters.
Over the past two decades, wound management and reconstruction has become an increasingly exciting and demanding area of veterinary surgery. Our knowledge of the biology of wound healing and of the factors that contribute to abnormal wound healing has expanded greatly. The application of new dressing products, and novel surgical and microsurgical techniques allow the veterinary surgeon to facilitate more rapid and functional recoveries, with fewer wound-related complications.
This book guides the reader thorough the basic principles of wound healing and surgical technique, providing an excellent basis for decision making in practice. Chapters on open wound management and drainage are followed by sections on tension relieving techniques, skin grating, flaps and microvascular reconstruction. Complications of wound healing are dealt in detail.