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Plastic and reconstructive surgery 

Plastic and reconstructive surgery
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Plastic and reconstructive surgery
Author(s):

Matthew D. Gardiner

and Neil R. Borley

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204755.003.0012
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date: 22 January 2021

This chapter begins by discussing the basic principles of acute inflammation, cutaneous wound healing, and the reconstructive ladder, before focusing on the key areas of knowledge, namely congenital conditions, emergency management of burns, emergency hand surgery, tendon injuries, peripheral nerve injuries, elective hand surgery, cutaneous malignant melanoma, non-melanoma skin cancer, and benign skin lesions. The chapter concludes with relevant case-based discussions.

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