The definitive guide to trauma surgery-now in full color! The seventh edition, Trauma reaffirms its status as the leading comprehensive textbook in the field. With a new full-color design and a rich atlas of anatomic drawings and surgical approaches, "Trauma, 7e" takes you through the full range of injuries the trauma surgeon is likely to encounter. The book also features timely coverage that explains how to care for war victims who may require acute interventions such as amputation. Supported by numerous x-rays, CT scans, plus informative tables throughout, this trusted reference begins with an informative look at kinematics and the mechanisms of trauma injury. Subsequent chapters provide useful background information on the epidemiology of trauma; injury prevention; the basics of trauma systems, triage, and transport; and much more. The next section meticulously reviews generalized approaches to the trauma patient, from pre-hospital care and managing shock, to emergency department thoracotomy and the management of infections. Trauma then delivers a clear organ-by-organ survey of treatment protocols designed to help you respond to any critical care situation with confidence, no matter what body system is involved. The remaining sections of the book will help you successfully handle specific challenges in trauma - including alcohol and drug abuse, and combat-related wounds-in addition to post-traumatic complications such as multiple organ failure. Features: new! Trauma Atlas contains precise, concept-clarifying anatomical illustrations and proven surgical techniques that make common procedures more accessible than ever before; high-yield section on specific approaches to the trauma patient prepares you for the wide spectrum of cases in trauma/critical surgery care, including: disaster and mass casualty; Rural trauma; Management of shock; Post-injury hemotherapy and hemostasis; emergency department thoracotomy; diagnostic and interventional radiology; surgeon-performed ultrasound; anesthesia and pain management; infection; A-to-Z overview of the management of specific traumatic injuries; and detailed discussion of the management of complications.