This book is of great significance for final year MBBS and postgraduate students of general surgery, orthopedics and anesthesia. It provides the basic knowledge needed to answer questions that are routinely asked in practical table viva examinations. It includes simple, comprehensive, condensed and pointwise information with illustrative diagrams wherever required. A comprehensive description of the instruments used in general surgery, orthopedics and anesthesia along with their photographs is a prominent feature of this book.
Important major and minor general surgical procedures and commonly performed bedside procedures are described in a step-by-step approach. Some of the neglected, but important commonly-asked topics such as different types of surgical suture materials, surgical needles, perurethral, catheters, tubes, drains, intravenous fluids and intravenous cannulas are also covered in this book. The second edition also includes chapters on recent advances in general surgery such as laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery. Common surgical emergencies presenting to the emergency room are also discussed in the second edition.
The book covers all aspects of practical examination for undergraduates.
Also helpful to the postgraduate students of general surgery, orthopedics and anesthesia.
Identification points of the instruments and their uses are mentioned in each section.
Discusses all surgical instruments used in general surgery and super specialty surgeries such as neurosurgery, urosurgery and plastic surgery along with illustrative photographs.
Orthopedic implants used in different fractures are also discussed along with their photographs.
Different sterilization procedures of every instrument are discussed in detail.
Anesthesia section includes equipments for general as well as regional anesthesia.
Commonly used drugs in anesthesia and emergency drugs are also described.
Major and minor operative and bedside procedures in general surgery which are commonly asked in examinations are described in a step-by-step approach.
Preoperative preparation of the patient prior to surgical procedures is described in detail.
Different types of surgical suture materials, needles and the basic surgeries are discussed in the section of suture materials.
Different types of perurethral catheter, tubes and drains used in general surgery are described.
It covers the basic knowledge of different intravenous fluids and intravenous cannulas used in clinical practice.
Includes chapters on recent advances in robotic surgery, instruments used for laparoscopic surgical procedures and a brief description of the energy sources in surgery.
A chapter on approach to diagnose common surgical emergencies presenting at the emergency room and its subsequent management has been added.