A surgical atlas may show you what to do with your hands - but not how to think, plan and improvise. Here you will find practical advice on how to use your head as well as your hands when operating on a massively bleeding trauma patient.
The first part of this book presents some general principles of trauma surgery. The second part is about trauma surgery as a contact sport. Here we show you how to deal with specific injuries to the abdomen, chest, neck and peripheral vessels. The single most important lesson we hope you will derive from this book is to always keep it simple - because, in trauma surgery, the simple stuff works.
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine. Director of Vascular Surgery, Chief, Blue Surgery Service, Ben Taub General Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA,
Kenneth L Mattox MD FACS Professor and Vice Chair,
Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Chief of Staff, Chief of Surgery, Ben Taub General Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA