Chapter 1. General Principles

  1. Adrian M. Richards MSc FRCS (Plast.)1 and
  2. Ian T. Jackson Professor2

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470755242.ch1

Key Notes on Plastic Surgery

Key Notes on Plastic Surgery

How to Cite

Richards, A. M. and Jackson, I. T. (eds) (2002) General Principles, in Key Notes on Plastic Surgery, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470755242.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Stoke Mandeville NHS Trust, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom

  2. 2

    Director of Craniofacial and Reconstructive Surgery, Providence Hospital, Michigan, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632056682

Online ISBN: 9780470755242



  • classification;
  • healing;
  • transplantation;
  • elastin fibres;
  • Tlands


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Structure and function of the skin

  • Blood supply to the skin

  • Classification of flaps

  • Geometry of local flaps

  • Wound healing and skin grafts

  • Bone healing and bone grafts

  • Nerve healing and nerve grafts

  • Tendon healing

  • Transplantation

  • Alloplastic implantation

  • Wound dressings

  • Sutures and suturing

  • Tissue expansion