Front Line Surgery

A Practical Approach

  • Matthew J. Martin,
  • Alec C. Beekley,
  • Matthew J. Eckert

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvi
  2. Before the Operating Room

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Frank K. Butler Jr., Russ S. Kotwal
      Pages 3-16
    3. Jayson D. Aydelotte, John J. Lammie, Joseph G. Kotora Jr., Jamie C. Riesberg, Alec C. Beekley
      Pages 17-37
    4. Daniel Grabo, Alec C. Beekley
      Pages 39-56
    5. Jacob R. Peschman, Donald H. Jenkins, John B. Holcomb, Timothy C. Nunez
      Pages 57-75
    6. Matthew J. Martin, James W. Davis
      Pages 77-87
    7. Michael D. Perreault, Jason D. Bothwell, Benjamin Harrison
      Pages 89-108
  3. To the Operating Room

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Robert B. Lim, Eric Keith Johnson, Scott R. Steele
      Pages 111-129
    3. Brian Eastridge, Lorne H. Blackbourne, Katherine M. McBride, James R. Dunne
      Pages 131-146
    4. Matthew T. Hueman, Thomas M. Scalea
      Pages 147-168
    5. Carlos V. R. Brown, Joseph M. Galante
      Pages 169-184
    6. Niten Singh, David R. King, David V. Feliciano
      Pages 185-201
    7. Amy Vertrees, Craig D. Shriver, Ali Salim
      Pages 203-220
    8. Travis M. Polk, Matthew J. Martin, Matthew J. Eckert
      Pages 221-238
    9. Jeffrey A. Bailey, Philip S. Mullenix, Jared L. Antevil
      Pages 239-259
    10. Matthew J. Martin, Michael S. Meyer, Riyad Karmy-Jones
      Pages 261-280
    11. Daniel G. Cuadrado, Kenji Inaba
      Pages 281-296
    12. Joseph J. DuBose, Timothy K. Williams, Benjamin Starnes
      Pages 297-312
    13. Alec C. Beekley, Matthew D. Tadlock, William B. Long
      Pages 313-327
    14. Mark W. Bowyer, Peter Rhee, Joseph J. DuBose
      Pages 329-352
    15. Brandon R. Horne, R. Judd Robins, George Velmahos
      Pages 353-370
    16. Eric G. Puttler, Stephen A. Parada, Brandon R. Horne, R. Judd Robins, James C. Krieg
      Pages 371-384
    17. Robert Jason Thomas Perry, Charles J. Fox
      Pages 385-401
    18. John S. Oh, Demetrios Demetriades
      Pages 403-422
    19. Jack R. Walter, Andrew C. Peterson
      Pages 423-440
    20. Hans Bakken, Alex B. Valadka
      Pages 441-458
    21. Stacy Shackelford, Peter Rhee, Bellal Joseph
      Pages 459-470
    22. Matthew J. Martin, Ryan Gocke, John G. DeVine
      Pages 471-486
    23. Nici Eddy Bothwell
      Pages 487-503
    24. Morohunranti O. Oguntoye, Robert A. Mazzoli
      Pages 505-520
    25. Gary Vercruysse
      Pages 521-541
    26. Lucas P. Neff, Philip C. Spinella, Kenneth S. Azarow, Mubeen A. Jafri
      Pages 543-562
  4. Postoperative Principles and Miscellaneous Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 563-563
    2. Kevin K. Chung, Matthew J. Eckert
      Pages 565-579
    3. Richard Nahouraii, Martin Schreiber, Andrew C. Bernard
      Pages 581-594
    4. Hunter B. Moore, Eduardo Gonzalez, Ernest E. Moore
      Pages 595-610
    5. Jay A. Johannigman, Alec C. Beekley, Timothy A. Pritts
      Pages 611-629
    6. Anita A. Shah, Paul B. Kettle, Alexander S. Niven
      Pages 631-646
    7. Heather C. Yun, Clinton K. Murray
      Pages 647-658
    8. Warren C. Dorlac, Carlos J. Rodriguez
      Pages 677-697
    9. Alexander L. Eastman, Matthew L. Davis
      Pages 699-709
    10. Geoff Shapiro, Babak Sarani, E. Reed Smith
      Pages 711-725
    11. Matthew J. Eckert, James Sebesta, Sherry M. Wren
      Pages 727-747
    12. Robert M. Rush, Matthew J. Martin, Christine S. Cocanour
      Pages 749-760
    13. Kirby R. Gross, Brian Eastridge, Jeffrey A. Bailey, M. Margaret Knudson
      Pages 761-774
    14. Vahagn C. Nikolian, Hasan B. Alam
      Pages 775-786
    15. Jennifer M. Gurney, Daniel W. Nelson, C. William Schwab
      Pages 787-805

About this book


The second edition of Front Line Surgery expands upon the success of the first edition, providing updated discussion of practical management of commonly encountered combat injuries.This edition reflects the cutting edge of combat casualty care, refined principles of surgical management of specific injury patterns, and incorporation of the spectrum of recent research advancements in trauma care. Each chapter continues to follow the same organization as the first edition. The “BLUF”, or bottom line up front, headlines each topic, providing the critical pearls for the reader, followed by a focused and straight forward discussion of management, pitfalls, and recommendations. In addition, select chapters conclude with a section discussing the application of this topic in civilian practice, as potentially encountered by the rural or humanitarian relief surgeon. Additional new topics include: REBOA and endovascular techniques for hemorrhage control, updates in transfusion and resuscitation practice, active shooter situations, rural trauma management in developed nations, advancements in prehospital care and the Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TC3) course, and discussion of the newest generations of topical hemostatic agents and tourniquets. These additions serve to both enhance the breadth and depth of the material relevant to military surgeons, but should also further expand the applicability and interest in this work to all civilian trauma surgeons.


combat surgery disaster recovery trauma surgery Injured or Mangled Extremity Traumatic Brain Injury Postoperative resuscitation

Editors and affiliations

  • Matthew J. Martin,
    • 1
  • Alec C. Beekley,
    • 2
  • Matthew J. Eckert
    • 3
  1. 1.Madigan Army Medical Center Department of SurgeryUniformed Services UniversityTacomaUSA
  2. 2.Division of Acute Care Surgery, Division of Bariatric SurgeryThomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Paoli Hospital, The Lankenau HospitalPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Madigan Army Medical Center Department of SurgeryUniformed Services UniversityTacomaUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-56779-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-56780-8
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Industry Sectors
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Surgery & Anesthesiology