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Plastic and Thoracic Surgery, Orthopedics and Ophthalmology

  • Melvin A. Shiffman
  • Mervin Low

Part of the Recent Clinical Techniques, Results, and Research in Wounds book series (RCTRRW, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Orthopedics

  3. Ophthalmology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Leopoldo Spadea, Daniele Giammaria, Claudia Ganino
      Pages 81-89
    3. Leyla Asena, Hosamadden Alkayid, Dilek Dursun Altınörs
      Pages 91-102
    4. Jiaqi Chen, Jianjun Gu, Jiajie Zhai
      Pages 111-122
  4. Plastic Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Giuseppe Spinelli, Francesco Arcuri, Domenico Valente, Mirco Raffaini, Tommaso Agostini
      Pages 129-143
    3. Raffi Gurunluoglu, Antonio Rampazzo
      Pages 153-165
    4. David Goltsman, Ju Yong Cheong, Atara Posner, Earl Abraham, Farhad Azimi, Sanjay Warrier
      Pages 167-170
    5. Guillermo Blugerman, Diego Schavelzon, Roberto Rodrigo Cáceres, Victoria Schavelzon, Miguel Mussi, Guido Blugerman
      Pages 171-176
    6. Zoran Marij Arnež, Giovanni Papa, Vittorio Ramella, Frasca Andrea, Chiara Stocco
      Pages 177-186

About this book


This book deals with wound management in plastic surgery, orthopedics, ophthalmology and thoracic surgery. The first part provides information on the latest developments in orthopedic surgery, while the second addresses ophthalmology and wounds after e.g. cataract surgery or keratopathy. The third part, which exclusively focuses on wounds in plastic surgery, highlights recent results after microsurgical procedures and keloid reconstruction, but also after breast reconstruction and limb injuries. Lastly, the part on thoracic surgery informs the reader about sternotomy techniques and possible complications. Given it interdisciplinary approach, this book offers a valuable resource not only for plastic surgeons, but also for ophthalmologists, thoracic surgeons and orthopedic surgeons.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Melvin A. Shiffman
    • 1
  • Mervin Low
    • 2
  1. 1.TustinUSA
  2. 2.Newport BeachUSA

About the editors

Dr. Melvin A. Shiffman, MD, JD, FCLM, received his MD from Northwestern University School of Medicine in 1957 and completed his residency in general surgery in 1964 at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Long Beach, California. Since then he has been continuously involved in oncologic surgery, reconstruction, and cosmetic surgery. In 2002, Dr. Shiffman became Chair of the Section of Surgery at Tustin Hospital and Medical Center and in 2009-10 he served as President of the American College of Legal Medicine. He is Editor Emeritus of the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, a member of the Scientific Committee of the American Journal of Aesthetic Medicine, and an examiner for the International Board of Cosmetic Surgery. He is also a former Editor-in-Chief of both the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery and the International Journal of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Shiffman is the recipient of many honors and is a fellow of various colleges and societies. He has published 300 articles, authored or edited 34 books, and written more than 140 book chapters.

Dr. Mervin Low, MD received his MD from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada. He completed his Plastic Surgery Residency at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, and a Breast and Aesthetic Surgery fellowship at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, USA, and at the Plastic Surgery Center of the Pacific, Honolulu, HI, USA. Dr. Low has a busy practice devoted entirely to Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery.  He is a prolific author, educator and innovator.  He has been recognized locally as one of the Best Doctors in California and nationally as one of the Top Plastic Surgeons in America.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Plastic and Thoracic Surgery, Orthopedics and Ophthalmology
  • Editors Melvin A. Shiffman
    Mervin Low
  • Series Title Recent Clinical Techniques, Results, and Research in Wounds
  • Series Abbreviated Title Recent Clinical Techniques, Results, and Research in Wounds
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-10709-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-10710-9
  • Series ISSN 2524-4590
  • Series E-ISSN 2524-4604
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 268
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Plastic Surgery
    Conservative Orthopedics
    Thoracic Surgery
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology


“This book seeks to educate readers on basic and experimental avenues to address wound healing in various specialties. … This book is intended for plastic, thoracic orthopedic, and ophthalmologic surgeons.” (Jeffrey S. Rosenthal, Doody’s Book Reviews, April 24, 2020)