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1st Edition

Fundamentals of Frontline Surgery

ISBN 9780367435592
Published May 18, 2021 by CRC Press
260 Pages

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Book Description

Fundamentals of Frontline Surgery is an easy to read text, written by world class faculty, that provides clinicians with succinct and didactic information about what to do in high intensity, resource limited situations.With global conflicts and humanitarian emergencies on the rise, there has been a dramatic uptake in the number of volunteers for both military and humanitarian operations. This manual aids best practice and fast decision making in the field.

Table of Contents





1. The Resource-Limited Environment

Mansoor Khan and David Nott

2. Patterns of Injury

Danyal Magnus, Katherine A. Brown, Mansoor Khan, and William Proud

3. Damage Control Resuscitation

Mark Midwinter

4. No Blood . . . What to Do?

Avi Benov, Roy Nadler, Avishai M. Tsur, Ori Yaslowitz, Andrew P. Cap, Mark H. Yazer, and Elon Glassberg

5. Point-of-Care Ultrasound

Carlos Augusto M. Menegozzo and Bruno M. Pereira

6. Thoracic Injury Management

David R. King and James V. O’Connor

7. Junctional and Extremity Vascular Trauma

David S. Kauvar and Mohammed Mar’ae Asieri

8. Trauma Laparotomy and Damage Control Laparotomy

Carrie Valdez and David Nott

9. Damage Control for Severe Pelvic Haemorrhage in Trauma

Kristin Hummel and John H. Armstrong

10. Abdominal Injuries

Viktor Reva and Boris Kessel

11. Acute Care Emergency Surgery

Marcelo A.F. Ribeiro and Mansoor Khan

12. Frontline Consideration for Paediatric Emergency and Trauma Surgery

Nicholas Alexander

13. RLE Orthopaedic Injury Management

Jowan Penn-Barwell and Daniel Christopher Allison

14. Neurotrauma in the Field

Kevin Tsang

15. Management of Ballistic Face and Neck Trauma in an Austere Setting

Johno Breeze

16. Management of Ophthalmic Injuries by the Forward Surgical Team

Richard J. Blanch, Johno Breeze, and William G. Gensheimer

17. Resource-Limited Environment Plastic Surgery

Johann A. Jeevaratnam, Charles Anton Fries, Dimitrios Kanakopoulos, Paul J.H. Drake, and Lorraine Harry

18. Acute Acoustic Trauma and Blast-Related Hearing Loss

Jameel Muzaffar, Christopher Coulson, Jonathan D.E. Lee, and Linda E. Orr

19. Obstetrics in Limited-Resource Settings

Carlos Pilasi Menichetti and Rebekka Troller


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Mansoor Khan MBBS(Lond) PhD PGDip FRCS(GenSurg) FEBS(GenSurg) FACS AKC is a Consultant Oesophagogastric, Trauma and General as well as Honorary Clinical Professor of Trauma Surgery at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals. He has recently retired from the Royal Navy, at the rank of Surgeon Commander after completing over two decades of military service with distinction. After graduation from King’s College London in 2000, he undertook his House Officer training in Plymouth and Portsmouth, followed by three years of military posts. In November 2001 he graduated from Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth and was deployed in the Northern Arabian Gulf on military operations upon completion. The remainder of his General Duties saw deployments in the Baltic and North Sea on NATO’s Immediate Reaction Force of Minehunters, the 2003 Gulf War and Counter narcotics deployment in the Caribbean.

David Nott trained to be a doctor at St Andrews and Manchester University and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1985 and was subsequently awarded an MD for a thesis on Liver Surgery in 1989 from Manchester. He is a full-time NHS surgeon specialising in General, Vascular, Sarcoma and Trauma Surgery at St Marys Hospital and the Royal Marsden Hospital in London. Alongside a very busy civilian job, working in very busy major teaching hospitals he has for the past 25 years taken unpaid leave from the NHS to volunteer to work for the major aid agencies and has worked in 27 areas of conflict most notably and recently in Syria. He has also worked in areas of natural disasters as in the earthquakes that affected Haiti and Nepal.


'This is an excellent course on the surgical approaches to crisis care from an international group of authorities. The book makes excellent use of illustrations and references to support the text.'

-David James Dries, MSE MD(University of Minnesota Medical School)