Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for Primary Care (Paperback)
With contributions from the leading experts in the field, Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for Primary Care provides primary care pediatricians and other professionals who care for children comprehensive coverage of both common and rare congenital and acquired pediatric conditions. More than 16 chapters offer guidance on when to treat and when to wait, on the timing of corrective surgeries in pediatric patients, and on and surgical strategies and complications. Includes more than 200 full-color photos and images. Nonsurgical management and brief descriptions of how corrective procedures are performed are also discussed, which is helpful to primary care pediatricians in counseling patients and conducting long-term patient follow-up. TOPICS INCLUDE
- Cleft lip and palate repair
- Burns and surgical repair
- Vascular anomalies
- Bite wounds
- Scars and scar management
- Hypertrophic scars and keloids
- Cleft hand and surgical repair
- Facial palsy
- Breast anomalies
- And more...
Peter J. Taub, MD, MS, FAAP, FACS, is a former President of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Pediatric Plastic Surgery and remains active in the Academy. He is currently a Professor of Surgery, Pediatrics, Dentistry, and Neurosurgery at the Icahn School of Medicine and serves as the Program Director for the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Timothy W. King, MD, PhD, MSBE, FAAP, FACS, is a pediatric and adult plastic surgeon, the director of plastic surgery research, and the associate program director of the plastic surgery residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is also an Associate Professor with Tenure in the Departments of Surgery and Biomedical Engineering and the Chief of Plastic Surgery at the Birmingham VA Hospital. He received a BS and MS in Bioengineering from Texas A&M University and an MD/PhD from The University of Texas-Houston and MD Anderson Cancer Center. His PhD research focused on the development of biodegradable microspheres for use in tissue engineering and resulted in two US patents. He completed his plastic surgery training at the Institute of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the New York University Medical Center followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Plastic Surgery at the Northwestern University Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL. Following residency and fellowship, he joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin, where he established an NIH-funded laboratory focused on developing regenerative therapies for cutaneous wounds. He was recruited in 2016 to the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 67,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. The AAP is the largest pediatric publisher in the world, with a diverse list of resources that includes essential clinical and practice management titles and award-winning books for parents.