Practical Management of Head and Neck Injury by Professor Jeffrey Rosenfeld AM

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Practical Management of Head and Neck Injury is a unique textbook that comprehensively covers the patient journey from injury to the rehabilitation phase.

It includes diagnosis and management of head and neck injury with additional chapters on prognosis and special conditions including head injury in sport, the elderly, children, pregnant women, penetrating head injury, spine and spinal cord injury and brain death.

It describes an integrated approach to care from all the relevant specialties with Australian, UK and US experts contributing to many chapters.

The book will be of interest to junior doctors, specialist trainees and specialists in emergency medicine, surgery, neurosurgery, orthopaedics, ENT, maxillofacial surgery, neurology, ophthalmology, anaesthesia and intensive care as well as medical students, nurses, paramedics and remote and rural practitioners.

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About the author

Professor Jeffrey Rosenfeld AM (MD 2006) has been Professor and Head, Department of Surgery, Central Clinical School, Monash University since 2006. In 2011, he was appointed Head of the newly formed Division of Clinical Sciences in the Central Clinical School.

Professor Rosenfeld was appointed the Professor/Director of Neurosurgery at the Alfred Hospital and Monash University in October 2000.

Since graduating in medicine in 1976 Professor Rosenfeld qualified in general surgery and neurosurgery. He is also one of Australia's most senior and experienced military surgeons. Professor Rosenfeld specialises in cerebrovascular surgery (aneurysms, arterio-venous malformations), brain tumour and skull base surgery, minimal access and neuro-endoscopic surgery and has a particular academic and clinical interest in neurotrauma for which he has an international profile.

He is an international leader in surgery for hypothalamic hamartoma. He has a keen interest in building up specialist medical services, particularly neurosurgery, for developing nations, and has worked extensively internationally.

Professor Rosenfeld was co-principal investigator on the first multi-centre randomised controlled trial of decompressive craniectomy for patients with severe diffuse traumatic brain injury and is a Principal Investigator on the Monash University Bionic Eye Project which was awarded $8 million by the Australian Research Council in 2009.