Atlas of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery enhance your OMS surgical skills with
The explosion of new and modified surgical techniques and technological advancements of the maxillofacial region within recent years is the impetus for the generation of Atlas of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Christopher J. Haggerty and Robert M. Laughlin have created a contemporary, multidisciplinary reference source for students, residents, recent graduates and yes, experienced surgeons to refresh, update, and gain new knowledge as they contemplate their selection of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) approaches and procedures. This Atlas will prove to be an invaluable resource for recent OMS graduates preparing for their board certification examination and for those preparing for their recertification examinations. The readers will enjoy the atlas format, as the high yield clinical vignettes supplemented with over 1,000 color images quickly and concisely deliver pertinent information to the reader.
The editors and contributors comprehensively deliver the indications, contraindications, regional anatomy, procedure selection, post-operative management, complications and key points to the reader in an interesting and contemporary manner. This Atlas will become a staple of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and as such, will be located in conference rooms, offices, and student/resident backpacks as well as in the library. Like a manual of therapeutic drugs, it can be used as an immediate source of information and teaching. The Atlas includes a comprehensive review of oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures and is organized by section to include: dentoalveolar and implant surgery, odontogenic head and neck infections, maxillofacial trauma surgery, orthognathic surgery, temporomandibular joint surgery, facial cosmetic surgery, and pathology and reconstructive surgery. In addition to covering these core oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures, the Atlas also includes expanded scope maxillofacial surgery such as head and neck ablative surgery, microvascular surgery, advanced facial cosmetic surgery, reconstructive temporomandibular joint surgery and craniofacial surgery.
The review of key surgical procedures with their associated indications and contraindications will aid in procedure selection and improve surgical outcomes. Key surgical anatomy, techniques and surgical alternatives are knowledgeably described and applicable. Many techniques are in such detail that they read as a well thought out and described operative dictation. Patient follow-up details are discussed in the immediate and long-term post operative periods. Case reports by expert contributors walk the reader through their favorite operative technique with steps, high resolution color illustrations, and photographs at surgery that depict incision locations, planes of anatomical dissection, and key pre, intra, and postoperative images. The Atlas can become a reference source during conversation when the resident and experienced surgeon discuss and compare a case in the Atlas with their own recent operative experience. Therein lies the birth of new knowledge, the modifications of surgical techniques, which improve patient outcome and advance scope for the student, instructor, and even the contributors to the Atlas. Elective and non-elective surgical techniques, not thought of just a few decades ago, are now commonplace in numbers that are sometimes difficult for a single practitioner to assimilate. In this day of advancing surgical techniques, with more and more subspecialization and cross over care between specialties, delivery of new surgical technique knowledge clearly requires this atlas format.