Operative Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery was first published in 1998
Operative Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is beautifully produced with clear text and especially helpful, well-drawn diagrams, supplemented in some sections with photographs. At the end of each section is a box headed ‘Tops Tips’ which look to be extremely valuable and should save the surgeon and the patient from avoidable complications.
This is the second edition of a major text on Operative Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The subject is now enormous, extending from repair of trauma, cosmesis, and
of course traditional management of infections and malignancy, with important and continuing advances in all these areas. In addition the editors have included major sections on dental and jaw surgery. The rapid advances in surgical techniques involve mastering of new materials and instruments and above all an extreme attention to detail. This book clarifies the approach that the surgeon should make to each operation and gives a well-illustrated exposition of the technique. However, as it is repeatedly emphasised in the text, complicated surgery requires many hours of intense apprenticeship and practice so as to provide patients with the best possible advice, management and operation.
As a surgeon but non-specialist in this area I cannot make authoritative comments but I am sure this volume, like its predecessor will be essential reading for specialist trainee surgeons and established practitioners, particularly valuable when their work leads them to transitional anatomical sites which may necessarily take them from their main stream of experience.
I can confidently expect that this edition, like itspredecessor, will be an important and successfully contri – bution to maxillofacial surgery.