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An Atlas of Surgical Approaches to the Bones and Joints of the Dog and Cat, 4th Edition


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This well-illustrated atlas provides detailed coverage of the surgical anatomy of the skeletal system of dogs and cats. It's a great learning and teaching tool for small animal surgery that contains highly detailed and clearly labeled drawings of bones and joints. The comprehensive coverage and vivid detail allow surgeons to explore a variety of approaches to fit each unique clinical situation.

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New to This Edition

    • Anatomic labels have been modified to make each section of a plate independent by making the labels cumulative
    • Contains more than 20 updated illustrations
    • Step-by-step procedure descriptions have been expanded with more detailed coverage of patient positioning, anatomic landmarks, potential dangers, and increasing exposure
    • Features a new section in the introductory chapter on planning for an approach, including 4 new radiographs

Key Features

    • Each illustration has been created by an expert artist and conveys substantial clarity, realism, and detail
    • A consistent presentation, with text on left side of the page and illustration plates on right, provides easy access to key material
    • Full pages are dedicated to each plate with descriptive titles and detailed labeling
    • Cross references allow for easy comparison of approaches to the same area or the combination of approaches to treat multiple injuries
    • Each approach has one plate number, no matter how many parts, and thus can be referenced by the plate number rather than by the page number
    • Primary indications are listed for each approach
    • References are organized in one section at the back of the book

Author Information

    By Donald L. Piermattei, DVM, PhD, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons, Professor Emeritus, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and Kenneth A. Johnson, MVSc, PhD, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

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An Atlas of Surgical Approaches to the Bones and Joints of the Dog and Cat, 4th Edition
  • Hardcover
  • Reference
  • 416 Pages
  • Trim Size: 8 1/2 X 10 7/8 in
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • ISBN: 978-0-7216-8707-0
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  • Copyright: 2004