This book comprehensively presents the full spectrum of surgical emergencies. These include trauma and non-traumatic acute surgical diseases of the abdominal, pelvic, and cardiothoracic organs as well as the extremities, skin and soft tissue, and head and neck. Management of surgical infections is also discussed. This is the ideal reference text for surgical trainees as well as practicing surgeons. Authoritative, comprehensive, and user-friendly, the text features over 40 chapters complete with case studies as well as question and answer commentaries. The text is augmented by more than 500 tables and illustrations.