Assisted Vaginal Delivery: Obstetric Forceps and Vacuum Extraction Techniques

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McGraw-Hill, Health Professions Division, Jan 1, 1992 - Medical - 140 pages
During the last 20 years, there has been a significant reduction in the clinical use of forceps, & the teaching & demonstration of the proper technique of their use has virtually been eliminated. In addition, the number of Caesarian Sections performed in the United States has reached an all-time high, accounting for approximately 20 percent of all deliveries. Since C-sections are very expensive, require 4 to 5 days hospitalization, & carry the normal risks of abdominal surgery, there has been an attempt by the Federal Government to reduce their number by mandating that forceps delivery techniques be taught again in certified residency programs in Ob/Gyn. This heavily illustrated text covers the evolution & history of the forceps & forceps anatomy, & serves as a complete training program. Step-by-step illustrations describe the proper technique for the use of forceps & vacuum extraction.

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One of the best manual on instrumental delivery/ operative vaginal delivery. Diagrams & explanations are very much useful for a beginner. However I wonder whether there is a new edition of this valueble book.

Contents

DILEMMAS IN OBSTETRIC PRACTICE
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THE ANATOMY OF THE INSTRUMENTS
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FUNCTIONS OF THE INSTRUMENTS
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