Atlas of Small Animal Wound Management and Reconstructive Surgery

Atlas of Small Animal Wound Management and Reconstructive Surgery

Michael M. Pavletic

Language: English

Pages: 696

ISBN: 0813811244

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Atlas of Small Animal Wound Management and Reconstructive Surgery, Third Edition is a full-color atlas that maintains the surgical focus of earlier editions while now presenting essential information on basic principles of wound healing, wound management, and common wound complications. The new edition presents a wider variety of topics including skin fold disorders, urogenital surgery, new flap techniques, and an expanded chapter on facial reconstruction. It also features 40 new plate illustrations, new sections on bandage and splint techniques, and significant updates on wound healing physiology, equipment, and dressing materials.

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wound healing between dogs and cats. Vet Clin No Am 36:688–692. Bohling MW, Henderson RA, Swaim ST, et al. 2004. Cutaneous wound healing in the cat: a macroscopic description and comparison with cutaneous wound healing in the dog. Vet Surg 33:579–587. Bohling MW, Henderson RA, Swaim SF, et al. 2006. Comparison of the role of the subcutaneous tissue in cutaneous wound healing in the dog and cat. Vet Surg 35:1–12. Dernell WS. 2006. Initial wound management. Vet Clin No Am 36:713–738. Hosgood G.

hydrate dry or mummified necrotic tissue, thereby facilitating its removal. This normally can be accomplished in 24 hours. A wet-to-wet dressing includes the application of moistened gauze sponges secured to the wound with an outer wrap or “tie-over” dressing (see below). Sponges are periodically moistened with Ringer ’s lactate or saline during this time. An antimicrobial solution (chlorhexidene or povidone-iodine) may be used, or antimicrobial polyhexamethylene biguanide– impregnated gauze

the hairs are contained as a single tubular follicle. The compound follicle contains a main or guard hair surrounded by a number of finer, woolly lanugo, or underhairs. Although the hair shafts share the same external follicular orifice, they branch into their own respective hair follicles below the level of the sebaceous glands. The guard hair follicle is larger and penetrates into the subcutaneous tissue. Feline hairs are arranged in clusters of two, three, four, and five, grouped around a

or tape must be avoided: under traction, they can shift, creating a tourniquet effect. If left undetected, ischemia and necrosis of the paw can occur. 2. A safer alternative is an open spiral strip that can help secure the stirrup without the risk of creating a tourniquet. (C, D) A key point in protecting bony prominences is to pad the depressions around their base. Placement of padding over the surface of a bony prominence actually can enhance the pressure cone effect on the overlying skin,

injury to the lower portion of a canine hind limb. (B) A close-up view revealed 50% of the metatarsal bones were sheared off, leaving multiple joints exposed. Despite the severity of this injury, the leg was potentially salvageable. However, the owner ’s financial restrictions required hind limb amputation. exposes the periosteum or cortex to the external environment (Fig. 6-23). In the dog and cat, most exposed viable bone will be covered by granulation tissue, arising from the viable

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