28th Edition

Bailey & Love's Short Practice of Surgery - 28th Edition

    1696 Pages 1974 Color & 830 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    1696 Pages 1974 Color & 830 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    1708 Pages 1974 Color & 830 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    1696 Pages 1974 Color & 830 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The 28th edition of Bailey & Love’s Short Practice of Surgery is the leading surgical resource for medical students and surgeons in training. It encompasses the basic principles of careful history taking, observation, deductive reasoning, technical knowledge and post-operative patient care to ensure safe surgical practice.

    Key features

    • Relevant - the content matches both undergraduate and post-graduate curriculae
    • Readable – features summary boxes of core knowledge throughout the text. The consistent layout and style of tables, graphics, and diagrams aids easy understanding of key concepts. Also includes algorithms to assist the reader in understanding patient care pathways
    • Current- highlights where major developments in surgical practice have occurred or are likely to transform surgical practice in the next decade
    • Contemporary – includes expanded coverage of paediatric surgery and of transplant surgery. Emphasizes the importance of the multidisciplinary team approach, together with patient engagement in difficult decision making
    • Authoritative – every chapter has been revised by expert authors, and the most up to date content has been included in a familiar format
    • Digital Resources – Readers can access extra content via the dedicated Bailey and Love website which includes Questions and Answers, Expanded Content, Videos, Author interviews and more

    Bailey & Love’s Short Practice of Surgery 28th edition continues to provide the essential knowledge required for surgical training. It remains a familiar friend, venerated by generations of medical students as well as surgeons young and old as a rite of passage and a repository of the core learning needed for clinical practice.



    Part 1: Basic Principles

    1. Metabolic response to injury 
    2. Iain D. Anderson

    3. Shock and blood transfusion
    4. Karim Brohi

    5. Wounds, healing, tissue repair
    6. Sarah L. Benyon and Kai Yuen Wong

    7. Tissue engineering and regeneration
    8. Andrew W.  McCaskie & Liam M. Grover

    9. Surgical infection
    10. H.Paul Redmond & Zeeshan Razzaq

    11. Tropical infections and infestations
    12. Sanjay De Bakshi & Pawanindra Lal

    13. Basic surgical skills
    14. Mark Coleman & Joshua Franklyn

    15. Diagnostic imaging
    16. Mathew Mattson, Muaaze Z. Ahmad and Niall Power

    17. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
    18. Philip Woodland and Dr Rao

    19. Principles of minimal access surgery
    20. Ara Darzi and Leanne Harling

    21. Tissue and molecular diagnosis 
    22. Roger Feakins & Rondell P. Graham

    23. Principles of oncology
    24. Grant Stewart & Tim Eisen

    25. Surgical audit and research
    26. Thomas Pinkney and Birgit Whitman

    27. Ethics and law in surgical practice
    28. Robert Wheeler

    29. Human factors, patient safety and quality improvement
    30. Kenneth Mealy & Deborah McNamara

    31. Global Health and surgery
    32. Christopher B.D. Lavy and Nobhojit Roy

      Part 2: General Paediatrics

    33. General Paediatrics

    Anthony D.Lander

    18. Neonatal Surgery

      Anna-May Long

    19. Trauma in children

      Elizabeth Gavens

    20. Paediatric Urology

      Mohan Gundeti


      21. Pre-operative care including the high-risk patient

      Amy J. Thomas

    22. Day case surgery

      Kim Russon

    23. Anaesthesia and pain relief

      Vivek Mehta and Serene H.-L.Chang

    24. Postoperative care, including perioperative optimisation

      Anand Sardesai and Anita Balakrishnan

    25. Nutrition and fluid therapy

      Anita Balakrishnan

      Part 4: Trauma

    26. Introduction to trauma 

      Robert C.Handley and Peter Giannoudis

    27. Early assessment and management of severe trauma

      Chris Moran and Dan Deakin

    28. Traumatic brain injury

      Harry Bulstrode and Antonio Belli

    29. Torso & pelvic trauma 

      Kenneth D. Boffard and Mansoor Ali Khan

    30. The neck and spine

      John R. Crawford and Douglas Hay

    31. Maxillofacial trauma

      Peter Brennan and Rabindra Singh

    32. Extremity trauma

      Lee Van Rensburg & Jaikirty Rawal

    33. Disaster surgery

      Mamoon Rashid

    34. Conflict Surgery

      Jon Clasper and Phill Pearce

      Part 5: Elective Orthopaedics

    35. History taking and clinical examination in musculoskeletal disease

      Stephen McDonnell and Hemant G Pandit

    36. Sports medicine and sports injuries

      Peter J. Millet and Joseph J. Ruzbarsky

    37. The spine

      Brian Freeman and Christopher B.D. Lavy

    38. The upper limb

      David Limb and Samuel R. Vollans

    39. The hip

      Vikas Khanduja and Karadi H Sunil Kumar

    40. The knee

      Wasim S. Khan and Andrew J. Porteous

    41. The foot and ankle

      Bob Sharp

    42. Musculoskeletal tumours

      W. Paul Cool and Craig Gerrand

    43. Infection of the bones and joints

      Martin A. McNally

    44. Paediatric orthopaedics

      Deborah Eastwood

      Part 6: Skin, Plastic & Reconstructive  

    45. Skin and subcutaneous tissue

      Adam R. Greenbaum

    46. Burns

      John E. Greenwood and Lindsay Damkat-Thomas

    47. Plastic and reconstructive surgery

      James K.-K.Chan and Marc C.Swan

      Part 7: Head and Neck

      48. Cranial neurosurgery

      Liam Gray and Harry Bulstrode

    49.The eye and orbit

      Keith R. Martin

    50. Developmental abnormalities of the face mouth and jaws: cleft lip and palate 

      David A Koppel and Mark F Devlin

    51.The ear, nose and sinuses

      Iain F. Hathorn and Alex Bennett

    52.The pharynx, larynx and neck

      Vinidh Paleri and Anusha Balasubramanian

    53.Oral Cavity

      Andrew Schache and John Edward O'Connell

    54. Disorders of the salivary glands

      Prathamesh S Pai, Deepa Nair,and Manish D.Mair

      Part 8: Endocrine and Breast

    55.The thyroid gland

      Richard M. Adamson & Iain Nixon

    56.The parathyroid glands

      Ruth S. Prichard

    57. The adrenal glands and other abdominalendocrine disorders

      Michael Stechman and David Scott-Coombes

    58. The breast

      Anurag Srivastava, Suhani Suhani, and Anita Dhar

      Part 9: Cardiothoracic

    59.Cardiac surgery

      Mustafa Zakkar

    60.The thorax

      Carol Tan and Ian Hunt

      Part 10: Vascular

    61.Arterial disorders

      Robert S.M.Davies

    62. Venous and lymphatic disorders

      Ian C.Chetter and Daniel Carradice

      Part 11: Abdominal

    63.History and examination of the abdomen

      Dhananjaya Sharma

    64.The abdominal wall, hernia and umbilicus

      Bruce R.Tulloh and Barbora East

    65.The peritoneum,  mesentery, greater omentum, and retroperitoneal space

      J. Calvin Coffey

    66.The oesophagus

      Simon Y.K Law and Ian Y.H.Wong

    67.The stomach and duodenum

      Timothy J Underwood, John N. Primrose

    68. Bariatric and metabolic surgery 

      Richard Welbourn and Dimitri J. Pournaras

    69. The liver

      Ashley R. Dennison & Guy J. Maddern

    70. The spleen

      Pawanindra Lal

    71. The gall bladder and bile ducts

      Avinash N.Supe and Ramkrishna Y.Prabhu

    72. The pancreas

      Satyajit Bhattacharya

    73. Functional disorders of the intestine

      Charles H. Knowles

    74. The small intestines

      Gordon L. Carlson and Jonathan C. Epstein

    75. Inflammatory bowel disease

      P. Ronan O'Connell and Nicola S. Fearnhead

      76.The vermiform appendix

      Jurgen Mulsow

    77. The large intestines

      Stephen Brown and Cat Boereboom

    78. Intestinal obstruction

      James Hill

    79. The rectum

      David G. Jayne and Aaron J.Quyn

    80. The anus and anal canal

      Malcolm A. West and Karen P. Nugent

      Part 12: Genitourinary

    81. Urinary symptoms and investigations

      Rajeev Kumar and John K. Mellon

    82. The kidney and ureters

      Nitin Kekre

    83. The urinary bladder

      Sachin Malde

    84.The prostate and seminal vesicles

      Anant Kumar and Oussama Elhage

    85.Urethra and penis

      Sanjay B.Kulkarni

    86. Testis and scrotum

      Tet L.Yap


      Monica Mittal, Prasanna Raj Supramaniam,and Christian M. Becker

      Part 13: Transplantation

    88.Kidney transplantation and the principles of transplantation

      Michael L. Nicholson

    89.Liver transplantation

      Mohamed Rela & Abdul Rahman Hakeem

    90. Pancreas transplantation

      James P. Hunter and Peter J.Friend

    91. Intestinal and multivisceral transplantation

      Neil Russell & Andrew Butler

    92. Heart and Lung Transplantation

    Stephen C. Clark


    Professor P. Ronan O’Connell BA MD FRCSI FRCSGlasg FRCSEd FRCSEng (Hon) FCSHK(Hon)

    President, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

    President, European Surgical Association

    Emeritus Professor of Surgery

    University College Dublin

    Dublin, Ireland

    Professor O’Connell has served as an editor of the British Journal of Surgery and associate editor of Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. He has been editor in chief for the European Surgical Association and joint editor of Bailey and Love’s Short Practice of Surgery for the 25th, 26th 27th and now 28th editions, having contributed chapters to the 23rd and 24th editions. Apart from his editing, Prof O’Connell is widely published in the areas of IBD, colorectal cancer and pelvic floor physiology. He is a Council member of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and holds ad hominum fellowships of the Glasgow and Edinburgh Royal Colleges. He is a past President of the European Society of Coloproctology and honorary fellow of the American Surgical Association and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

    Professor Andrew W. McCaskie, MMus MD FRCS FRCSENG (Tr and Orth)

    Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Head of Department of Surgery

    University of Cambridge, Honorary Consultant, Addenbrooke’s Hospital,

    Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, UK

    Professor Andrew McCaskie is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Head of Department of Surgery at the University of Cambridge. He trained in Leeds, Leicester and Newcastle upon Tyne, where he was Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery until moving to Cambridge in 2013. His clinical interest is the lower limb, and particularly the treatment of osteoarthritis, seeking to develop repair and regenerative therapies at early stages of disease. He is the Director of the Arthritis Research UK Tissue Engineering Centre which brings together UK clinicians, engineers and biologists to develop stem and stromal cell therapy for early osteoarthritis.

    He has been the President of the British Orthopaedic Research Society, member of the Council of Management of The British Editorial Society of Bone and Joint Surgery, and member of Council of the British Orthopaedic Association. He is currently the Director of the Academic Foundation Programme in Cambridge and is widely published, including papers in The Lancet and Nature Genetics.

    Professor Robert D Sayers MBChB(Hons) MD AFHEA FRCSEng

    George Davies Chair of Vascular Surgery

    University of Leicester and Glenfield Hospital

    Leicester, UK

    Member of the Court of Examiners, Royal College of Surgeons of England. Royal College of Surgeons Surgical Tutor, Leicester Royal Infirmary. Member of the Critical Care Steering Group, Royal College of Surgeons of England.

    "The quality of content is in no doubt… this is likely to be the only general surgical book you will ever need."

    -Dr Harry Brown