Reconstructive Surgery this medical illustrations that depict important flap anatomy as well as the step-by-step surgical
Reconstructive Surgery fulfills a promise that Steve Mathes and I made in February 1987 when we planned the first edition of Reconstructive Surgery: Principles, Anatomy, & Technique with Karen Berger at QMP. At that time we contracted to produce a third work that would build upon the flap anatomy in the initial two-volume book while adding new techniques and specific clinical applications for each flap. In the intervening years, the project stalled when Steve became ill and I became more involved with aesthetic surgery. Now, however, I am delighted and honored to be able to write a foreword for this new book: Reconstructive Surgery: Anatomy, Technique, and Clinical Applications, written by two master surgeons, Michael Zenn and Glyn Jones, who have taken up the mantle and completed what we began so many years ago.
Drs. Zenn and Jones have produced a landmark work that fulfills the legacy of the first book. It captures the detailed flap anatomy, design and markings, and basic technique of the initial work while adding valuable new information on flap dissection technique, flap variants and options such as perforator flaps, clinical applications, pearls and pitfalls, and expert commentary.
This long-anticipated book does not disappoint. The artwork is rendered in a simple yet elegant style that clearly depicts key structures and techniques. Helpful icons and opening outlines enhance the learning experience, as do the summary boxes, which focus on pearls and pitfalls for each flap. The expert commentary at the conclusion of each chapter is a terrific addition; it provides valuable perspective on these flaps by leading experts in the field.
This superb text provides today’s reconstructive surgeons with the tools to solve complex reconstructive problems with new surgical options. It is destined to become the standard for young and experienced surgeons alike as they seek optimal solutions for difficult reconstructive problems. We owe a debt of gratitude to the authors and to the publisher for making this book a reality after so many years and for providing our specialty with a classic textbook to guide us.