Comprehensive Cleft Care

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A complete multidisciplinary guide to cleft care

Comprehensive Cleft Care is a complete clinical reference that addresses every aspect of the life-long care required by patients with orofacial clefting.

Supported by a handsome full-color presentation, Comprehensive Cleft Care features heavily-illustrated chapters that provide unmatched coverage of everything from prenatal diagnosis to final orthognathic surgery. The inclusion of topics such as basic science research, mission work, and outcome measures make this an all-in-one clinical companion with coverage that cannot be found anywhere else.

FEATURES:

  • Covers the entire spectrum of multi-specialty care required to treat the patient
  • Authored by internationally-known experts and designed for members of the multidisciplinary team caring for children with clefts
  • Includes the most current clinical perspectives on cleft care, designed to speed your clinical decision making and optimize patient care
  • Full-color, well-illustrated chapters on all aspects of the topic

    With its distinct holistic approach and perspectives from skilled specialists in a variety of disciplines, Comprehensive Cleft Care presents an unmatched overview of cleft repair and management.

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A complete multidisciplinary guide to cleft care

Comprehensive Cleft Care is the first clinical reference that addresses every aspect of the cleft patient's life-long care and surgical management, from infancy to maturity. Written by top experts in the field, book's multidisciplinary orientation comprehensively covers the care of a child born with a cleft - from prenatal counseling to final orthognatic surgery.

Supported by a handsome full-color presentation, Comprehensive Cleft Care is made up of concise, heavily illustrated chapters that offer skill-sharpening primers on each main area of cleft care, including dental orthodontic management, skeletal deformities management, and neuropsychosocial aspects.
FEATURES:

  • The first "how-to" guide to cleft care distinguished by a unique multi-specialty approach
  • Covers the complete care and surgical management of cleft patients, from prenatal diagnosis to the final jaw surgery at skeletal maturity
  • Focuses on diagnosis, management, and outcome
  • Authored by a multidisciplinary team including surgeons, nurses, and geneticists-each of whom deliver important clinical pearls in their respective specialties
  • Pre-eminent list of contributors, including all past presidents of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, as well a significant roster of international contributors, with seven countries represented
  • The most current clinical perspectives on primary and secondary cleft lip and palate repair, designed to speed your clinical decision-making and optimize patient care
  • Full-color, well-illustrated chapters feature a practical, step-wise approach

About the Author:

Joseph E. Losee, MD, FAAP, FACS is the Chief of Pediatric Plastic Surgery at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and the Director of its Pittsburgh Cleft-Craniofacial Center. The Cleft-Craniofacial Center is one of the oldest and busiest interdisciplinary centers in the nation.

Richard E. Kirschner, MD, FAAP, FACS is Mary Downs Chair in Craniofacial Treatment and Research and Director of the Cleft Lip and Palate Program at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania.

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