Penetrating Trauma

A Practical Guide on Operative Technique and Peri-Operative Management

  • George C. Velmahos
  • Elias Degiannis
  • Dietrich Doll

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Prehospital Care, Diagnostic Tools and Resuscitation Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David Carlbom, Eileen Bulger
      Pages 3-10
    3. Andreas Grabinsky, David A. Baker, Eileen M. Bulger
      Pages 11-21
    4. Hee Soo Jung, Ryan Schmocker, Suresh Agarwal
      Pages 23-27
    5. Alasdair K. T. Conn
      Pages 29-34
    6. Michael A. Frakes, Vahe Ender, Suzanne K. Wedel
      Pages 35-39
    7. Kazuhide Matsushima, Heidi Frankel
      Pages 41-46
    8. Heena P. Santry, Marc de Moya
      Pages 47-51
    9. Pantelis Vassiliu, George Konstantoudakis, Asad Mushtaq
      Pages 53-60
    10. Elizabeth S. Soukup, Peter T. Masiakos
      Pages 61-66
    11. Lara Senekjian, Ram Nirula
      Pages 67-73
    12. Austin Eagleton, Carlos V. R. Brown
      Pages 75-83
    13. Zachary M. Bauman, Terence O’Keeffe
      Pages 85-92
    14. Guy A. Richards, Timothy C. Hardcastle, Richard E. Hodgson
      Pages 93-100
    15. David J. J. Muckart
      Pages 101-106
    16. Marko Bukur, Donald J. Green
      Pages 107-113
    17. Nicolas Melo, Daniel R. Margulies
      Pages 133-137
    18. Marc Kalinowski
      Pages 139-143
    19. Beat Schnüriger, Donald J. Green
      Pages 145-148
    20. François Pons, Federico Gonzalez, Jean P. Arigon, Guillaume Boddaert
      Pages 149-155
    21. Keneeshia Williams, Terence O’Keeffe
      Pages 157-163
    22. James M. Ryan, Dietrich Doll, Christos Giannou
      Pages 165-176
    23. Maeyane S. Moeng, Kenneth D. Boffard
      Pages 177-183
  3. Surgical Strategies in Penetrating Trauma to Head, Face, and Neck

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. V. C. Nikolian, P. E. Georgoff, H. B. Alam
      Pages 187-191
    3. Marta L. McCrum, Heather L. Evans
      Pages 193-201
    4. Ekkehard M. Kasper, Yosef Laviv, Martina Stippler, Burkhard S. Kasper
      Pages 203-220
    5. Rizan Nashef, Thomas B. Dodson
      Pages 221-232
    6. Jeffrey Ustin
      Pages 239-242
    7. Lisa M. Kodadek, Alicia Kieninger, Elliott R. Haut
      Pages 243-248
    8. Dirk Le Roux, Martin Veller, Ian Grant
      Pages 257-264
  4. Surgical Strategies in Penetrating Trauma to the Chest

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 265-265
    2. Daniel F. Du Toit
      Pages 267-278
    3. Elias Degiannis, Tugba H. Yilmaz, Martin Mauser
      Pages 279-284
    4. Elias Zigiriadis, Vicky Jennings, Nicholas Nicolaou
      Pages 285-291
    5. Agneta Geldenhuys
      Pages 293-301
    6. Elias Degiannis, Denzel P. Mogabe, Dietrich Doll
      Pages 303-311
    7. Elmin Steyn
      Pages 313-316
    8. Elias Degiannis, Thorsten Hauer, Dietrich Doll
      Pages 317-318
    9. John C. Mayberry
      Pages 319-323
  5. Surgical Strategies in Penetrating Trauma to the Abdomen and Pelvis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 325-325
    2. George C. Velmahos
      Pages 327-330
    3. Riaan Pretorius, Frank Plani, Kenneth D. Boffard
      Pages 331-340
    4. Clay C. Burlew, Ernest E. Moore
      Pages 351-356

About this book


This book provides clear practical guidance on all aspects of the surgical treatment of penetrating trauma and aims to foster the type of strategic thinking that can save patients’ lives. The coverage encompasses prehospital care, penetrating injuries to various body regions and specific organs, orthopedic injuries, peripheral arterial injuries, injuries to special groups of patients, including children and the elderly, military injuries, and a range of other topics. Based on their extensive personal experience, expert authors provide step-by-step instructions on evaluation, surgical techniques, and management of perioperative problems. Tips and tricks and technical pearls are highlighted and each chapter includes a list of the most important points to observe.

This second edition of Penetrating Trauma has been extensively revised and updated – with inclusion of some entirely new chapters – to take into account the most recent trends in resuscitation, diagnostics, and treatment. It will be an ideal resource for those looking for practical solutions on how to treat injuries surgically.


Injury Military surgery Operative technique Perioperative management Prehospital care Penetrating Trauma

Editors and affiliations

  • George C. Velmahos
    • 1
  • Elias Degiannis
    • 2
  • Dietrich Doll
    • 3
  1. 1.Professor of Surgery Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical CareMassachusetts General Hospital Harvard University Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.Professor Emeritus, Department of SurgeryUniversity of the Witwatersrand Medical School, Milpark Hospital Academic Trauma Centre and Leratong HospitalJohannesburgSouth Africa
  3. 3.Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of SurgeryUniversity of the Witwatersrand Medical SchoolJohannesburgSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-49857-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-49859-0
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology