Bentz: Principles and Practice of Pediatric Plastic Surgery





Principles and Practice of Pediatric Plastic Surgery is a groundbreaking work in pediatric plastic surgery with comprehensive information on the full spectrum of common and rare congenital and acquired pediatric conditions. This 2-volume reference provides you with the essential information you need to keep up to date with the cutting-edge advances in pediatric surgical theory, technology, and technique. Completely up-to-date, it contains a wealth of information for clinical decision making and for honing the skills required to restore form and function to structures marred by deformity.

An Invaluable Resource
Inspect this 2-volume set yourself and you'll appreciate the logical, thorough instruction for dozens of procedures. Divided into 4 parts, the book begins with General Considerations in Pediatric Plastic Surgery and focuses on the fundamental issues that transcend all areas of pediatric plastic surgery, such as preoperative planning and patient assessment. The next three parts are arranged by anatomic region covering congenital and acquired deformities of the Facial Skeleton and Soft Tissues of the Head and Neck (Part II), Hands and Upper and Lower Extremities (Part III), and Thorax, Abdomen, and Back (Part IV). Parts II through IV focus on specific clinical techniques and include research investigations for each area. Chapters on treating cleft palate deformities, craniofacial syndromes, congenital hand anomalies (including hypoplastic and absent thumb and toe-to-hand transfers), Volkmann's ischemic contracture, trunk reconstruction, and conjoined twins, as well as performing fetal surgery, are covered in detail, as are a host of other topics.

Each technique chapter is organized in a consistent format with detailed information on pertinent anatomy, patient assessment, treatment options, preoperative/pretreatment planning, operative/treatment technique, and complications. Every step in each procedure is described and beautifully illustrated, including the clinical insights you'll need to address unusual situations or to manage possible complications. Numerous case examples with long-term follow up demonstrate the dramatic results you can achieve. Two DVDs with operative video demonstrate the technical nuances of key procedures discussed in the book.

World-Renowned Experts and Innovators
Drs. Michael L. Bentz, Bruce S. Bauer, and Ronald M. Zuker, acknowledged leaders in pediatric plastic surgery, have written a quarter of the 59 chapters and have carefully edited the rest. Their contributors are recognized innovators in the field - a true Who's Who of Pediatric Plastic Surgery. Benefit from the wisdom of this renowned group of surgeons who share detailed accounts of their techniques so crucial for excellent results.

Numerous Case Examples and Beautiful Illustrations
Abundantly illustrated with beautiful medical artwork as well as numerous preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative photographs, this book provides you with road maps for approaching various deformities and executing operative solutions.

This Is the One Reference You Simply Must Own!
No other text provides such complete and up-to-date information on pediatric plastic surgery. Principles and Practice of Pediatric Plastic Surgery is destined to become the most trusted and valued source for everyone involved in the care of infants and children.

Hot Topics

  • Cleft palate deformities
  • Craniofacial syndromes
  • Congenital hand anomalies, including hypoplastic and absent thumb and toe-to-hand transfers
  • Volkmann's ischemic contracture
  • Trunk reconstruction
  • Conjoined twins
  • Fetal surgery

Key Features


  • World-renowned editors and contributors are leading researchers and clinicians
  • Numerous illustrations demonstrate step-by-step techniques
  • Hundreds of pre- and postoperative photographs and cases
  • Key Points and Pearls highlighted throughout
  • Annotated references in each chapter
  • 2 DVDs with operative video enhance understanding of key procedures

2008. Hardcover, 2 volumes, 2,483 pages, 3000 illustrations.

2 DVDs featuring multiple operative videos. ISBN: 978-1-57626-225-2