Download Kenneth L.Mattox TRAUMA Eighth Edition Ebook PDF
Download Kenneth L.Mattox TRAUMA Eighth Edition Ebook PDF free Eighth Edition of Trauma spans more than three decades of development, implementation, and maturation of trauma as an academic discipline. While the term “acute care surgery” has emerged recently, trauma surgeons have always been the go-to surgeon for emergent care, and trauma remains the core.
We are very fortunate to have served as editors throughout this period in history, and truly represent the rst generation of trauma surgeons in the United States. We experienced the golden age of trauma surgery, during an era in which we did it all: visceral and vascular, torso and extremities. At the outset, virtually all seriously injured patients underwent operative management, primarily based on clinical assessment with the aid of plain x-rays and the venera- ble diagnostic peritoneal lavage (DPL). Decisions were relatively straightforward since few alternatives existed, and few had the courage to challenge our behavior.
Download Kenneth L.Mattox TRAUMA Eighth Edition Ebook PDF free By contrast, today the emphasis is on avoiding an operation, and multiple disciplines are involved in the decision making. ere is no lack of oversight, monitoring, and data reporting. But the unquestionable benefactor has been the patient, who now survives devastating injuries once consid- ered uniformly lethal. is edition may be the last for us as edi- tors, because we have always believed that to be e ective, we must remain active in the trenches to understand the importance of new concepts. While we are all very active in trauma care today, all good things must come to an end.
In the Eighth Edition of Trauma, as in the previous edi- tions, we have changed approximately one-third of the authors to ensure the most current knowledge in all topics. In addition, we have expanded our Trauma Atlas, which is designed to pro- vide a quick reference when performing procedures in the ED, OR, or SICU. We are pleased to include a new Trauma Video section, which provides an extensive compilation of technical procedures for the trauma surgeon.
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