Dorsal Block Splinting of Volar Plate Injuries at Neutral Position
Conclusions Dorsal block splinting at neutral position results in fewer flexion deformities following volar plate injuries of the PIPJ, without resultant hyperextensibility. There are fewer demands on hand therapy. Dorsal block splinting at neutral position may result in better function for patients suffering this injury, with decreased complications and quicker return to daily activities. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 16, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Hand Surgery Source Type: research

Management of Major Burns in 37 Casualties of a Colored Powder Explosion: Experience of the Linkou Burn Center in Taiwan
Conclusions We share our experience in managing 37 major burn patients in a colored powder explosion to improve the holistic care in modern mass burn casualties. Aggressive early debridement and skin grafting reduced hospital stay and costs. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 16, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Burn Surgery and Research Source Type: research

Poland Sequence: Retrospective Analysis of 66 Cases
Conclusions We propose to include the presence of upper extremity involvement in Romanini's TBN classification (TBNS) for optimal management of these patients and use a standard number and profile for image documentation presurgery and postsurgery. We found that in the literature the ratio of men and women with PS was not 2 to 3:1, but 1:1. The most frequent phenotype of PS was T1B1N1S0 (hypoplasia or aplasia of the pectoralis muscles and soft tissue/breast hypoplasia/nipple-areolar complex with dislocation of (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 16, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Breast Surgery Source Type: research

Surgical Site Infection Risk Factor Analysis in Postbariatric Patients Undergoing Body Contouring Surgery: A Nested Case-Control Study
Conclusions Although not required by current guidelines for body-contouring plastic surgery, preoperative antimicrobial prophylaxis in our study demonstrated a significant protective effect against SSIs. Further research may reveal its true contribution to SSI prevention in body-contouring plastic surgery. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 16, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Aesthetic Surgery Source Type: research

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Noncompliance in Patient Photograph Management in Plastic Surgery
Conclusions This is the first study to quantify the prevalence of noncompliance with regard to an entire digital photograph management workflow. These findings were consistent with previous studies that reported that younger physicians tend to embrace newer technologies, whereas older attendings are more reluctant. The findings also suggest that HIPAA noncompliance in digital photograph security and management is a significant problem within the plastic surgery community. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 16, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Circumspectus Medicinae: Texts and Contexts Source Type: research

The Gold Standard: It's Time to Shun the Term
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 16, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Publication Rates and Author Characteristics From 3 Plastic Surgery Journals in 2006 and 2016: Erratum
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - March 9, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: ERRATUM Source Type: research

Modified Treatment Algorithm for Pseudogynecomastia After Massive Weight Loss
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - March 9, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Letters and Commentary Source Type: research

Acute Breast Implant Periprosthetic Cerebrospinal Fluid Collection After Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Migration: A Case Report and Review of Literature
Ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) placement is a common neurosurgical procedure with a high rate of distal catheter malfunction. Rarely, the catheter may migrate to other tissues in the body including the breast pockets. There are increasing odds that a patient may undergo both breast augmentation and VPS placement, because breast augmentation is the most common aesthetic surgical procedure. Complications are possible with both surgical procedures. Proximal migration of the distal aspect of a VPS into the breast pocket containing an implant is a rare complication. We hereby present a successful management of VPS migration w...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - March 9, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Review Paper Source Type: research

Odontogenic Cysts and Tumors
Odontogenic cysts and tumors are mandibular and maxillary lesions that occur across all patient demographics across age, sex, race, and social economic status, as altered remnants of dental development. They may be incidental findings from routine imaging in any office or found through workup for craniofacial surgery or injury. Many of these patients present with asymptomatic lesions, whereas others may be symptomatic. In this article, we review the literature on the most common odontogenic tumors and cysts and discuss their presentation, their defining traits, and how to approach diagnosis and definitive management. (Sour...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - March 9, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Review Paper Source Type: research

Integrative Medicine in Plastic Surgery: A Systematic Review of Our Literature
Conclusions High-level evidence studies demonstrate promising results for the use of both NPs and MBPs in the care of plastic surgery patients. Further study in this field is warranted. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - March 9, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Review Paper Source Type: research

Composite Graft Pretreatment With Hydrogen Sulfide Delays the Onset of Acute Rejection
Conclusions Targeted hydrogen sulfide treatment of vascularized composite allografts immediately before transplantation can delay acute rejection. This may, in turn, reduce or obviate the requirement for systemic immunosuppression. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - March 9, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Transplantation Surgery and Research Source Type: research

Defining a New Variable That May Impact Long-term Postoperative Nasal Tip Support: The Biomechanical Properties of the Columellar Strut Graft
Conclusion The results of the study reveal a new objective variable that can impact nasal tip dynamics and patient-related differences following rhinoplasty. This study not only brings forth a different perspective in the evaluation of nasal tip dynamics but can also provide data for determining ideal values for cartilage prefabrication. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - March 9, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Research Source Type: research

Biomechanical Comparison of a New Loop Suture Technique With Conventional Techniques of Flexor Tendon Repair: An In Vitro Study
Conclusions With loop suture, 4 strands can be obtained with only 2 passes of the needle, and we think that much more tensile strength can be achieved because of the vertical transition and locking configurations of the new loop suture technique. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - March 9, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Research Source Type: research

A Comparison of Acellular Dermal Matrices in Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
Conclusions Acellular dermal matrices provide a durable repair with low overall rate of recurrence and complications in AWR. The recurrence and complication profiles differ between brands. With proper patient selection and consideration, ADMs can be used confidently for a variety of indications and wound classifications. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - March 9, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Reconstructive Surgery Source Type: research

Complex Ventral Hernia Repair in the Class III Morbidly Obese Patient
In this study, we investigate the viability of complex ventral hernia repair with epigastric artery perforator sparing skin incisions, component separation, and wide-spanning retrorectus mesh reinforcement for patients with BMI of greater than or equal to 40 kg/m2 (class III obesity). Methods A single surgeon retrospective review of our prospectively maintained database was performed. We restricted this data to class III morbidly obese patients undergoing open VHR with component muscle separation and wide-spanning mesh reinforcement. Results Between 2010 and 2017, 131 patients met the inclusion criteria for our study...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - March 9, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Reconstructive Surgery Source Type: research

Diagnostic Criteria for Symptomatic Neuroma
Conclusions The diagnosis of neuroma is based on a careful history and physical examination and should rely on the proposed criteria for confirmation. These criteria will be helpful in more precisely defining the diagnosis for clinical and research purposes. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - March 9, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Peripheral Nerve Surgery and Research Source Type: research

Utilization of Anterolateral Thigh Flap and Transverse Cervical Recipient Vessels for Head and Neck Cancer Patients With Former Neck Dissection and Irradiation: A Case Series Study
Conclusions The use of the free ALT flap and TCA as the recipient vessel provides favorable microsurgical outcomes in patients with depleted recipient vessels in the head and neck region caused by previous neck dissections and radiation therapy. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - March 9, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Microsurgery Source Type: research

Reconstruction of Anterior Mandible and Mouth Floor Using the Myofascial Iliac Crest Free Flap After Tumor Resection
The current study introduces a novel approach of anterior mandible and mouth floor reconstruction with the myofascial iliac crest free flap. A series of 4 patients who presented between May 2015 and July 2017 had benefited from this technique. The myofascial component of this flap was designed to be attached to the iliac crest, and the flap was obtained after identifying the neurovascular pedicle. We transferred the iliac crest, with an outward-oriented placement, to the mandibular defect as the base of the alveolar process. We found that the iliac crest can provide sufficient bone height and an aesthetic shape for the rec...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - March 9, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Microsurgery Source Type: research

Cheek Cutaneous Melanomas: A Review of 98 Cases
Conclusions Cheek melanomas are associated with lower relapse rates and favorable outcomes compared with other (noncheek) head and neck melanomas. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - March 9, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Head and Neck Surgery Source Type: research

Using π-Shaped Auricular Cartilage With a Local Flap for Lower Eyelid Support
In this study, the authors present a new technique to use strips of auricular cartilage with a local flap to restore the lower eyelid stability for a reliable eyelid support. Methods From 2013 to 2018, the technique was carried out on 13 patients who suffered inadequate lower eyelid support with cicatricial retraction or ectropion and incomplete eyeball coverage, which was caused by soft tissue deletion secondary to different etiologies. Two kinds of local flaps were used to reconstruct the anterior soft tissue layer, whereas the posterior layer was supported with a π-shaped auricular cartilage. The preoperative and ...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - March 9, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Head and Neck Surgery Source Type: research

Fractures of the Base of the Proximal Phalanx in Children: Remodeling of Malunion in the Radioulnar Plane With a Diaphyseal Axis–Metacarpal Head Angle of 156° to 163°
Conclusions The current study shows adequate remodeling of severe residual angular deformities (DHA of 156°–163°). The clinical implication of this finding is regarding late referrals with no tenderness at the fracture site. In these cases, refracturing usually requires general anesthesia. Our study shows that patients may be given the option of conservative management awaiting remodeling. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - March 9, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Hand Surgery Source Type: research

The Incidence of Snow Blower–Related Injuries to the Hand in the United States
This study examines current safety features and their impact on decreasing the incidence of snow blower–related injuries. Methods The National Electronic Injury Surveillance System was queried to look for injuries related to the use of snow throwers or blowers between 2001 and 2016. From all of the injuries related to snow blowers, we collected information on identifying characteristics, location of injury, and type of injury (i.e., avulsion). Chi-squared tests were used for categorical variable comparisons, and Student t tests were used for continuous variable comparisons. Data analysis was performed using SAS st...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - March 9, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Hand Surgery Source Type: research

Does Increased Patient Load Improve Mortality in Burns?: Identifying Benchmark Parameters Defining Quality of Burn Care
Conclusions This systematic review demonstrates that a clear correlation between patient load and mortality reduction in adult burn treatment is not supported by the existing literature, requiring future studies. In contrast, all efforts aiming to improve the quality of burn care, such as isolation of burn patients, speed of wound closure, American Burn Association verification and especially standard operating procedures for burn care improve survival and quality of burn care. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - March 9, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Burn Surgery and Research Source Type: research

Geographic Variation in Breast Reconstruction Modality Use Among Women Undergoing Mastectomy
Purpose Despite changes in legislation and an increase in public awareness, many women may not have access to the various types of breast reconstruction. The purpose of this study was to evaluate variation in reconstructive modality at the health service area (HSA) level and its relationship to the plastic surgeon workforce in the same area. Methods Using the Arkansas, California, Florida, Nebraska, and New York state inpatient databases, we conducted a cross-sectional study of adult women undergoing mastectomy for cancer from 2009 to 2012. The primary outcomes were receipt of reconstruction and the reconstructive mod...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - March 9, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Breast Surgery Source Type: research

The Medial Pillar Island Flap for Oncoplastic Breast Reconstruction of Upper Pole Defects
Conclusions The medial pillar island flap has reliable vascularity based on the internal mammary artery system. The flap carries lower pole breast tissue as confined by the medial and lateral pillars of a vertical mastopexy design, offering unrestricted arc of rotation for effective reconstruction of upper pole lumpectomy defects as it is completely dissected from the chest wall and the inframammary fold. The two flap design, along with superomedial pedicle, accomplishes versatility for flap inset. The technique was proven to result in safe outcomes without major complications. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - March 9, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Breast Surgery Source Type: research

Use of an Augmentation Spreader Graft for Management of Nasofacial Angle in Patients With Pseudo-Hump
Conclusions Our multipurpose bilateral augmentation spreader graft positioned above the septal plane was effective in dorsal and tip augmentation without the need for alloplastic material. Conservative hump reduction combined with augmentation of the relatively deficient areas of the nose produces a balanced nasal profile. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - March 9, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Aesthetic Surgery Source Type: research

Making Augmented and Virtual Reality Work for the Plastic Surgeon
This article will explore how various augmented and virtual reality platforms have enabled real-time visualization of patient information, recording of surgical cases, point-of-view photography, and intraoperative consults—all while remaining sterile in the operating room. Although this technology is of potential value to a number of different surgical and medical specialties, plastic surgery is ideally suited to lead this charge. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - March 9, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Circumspectus Medicinae: Text and Context Source Type: research

International Humanitarian Work: A Mindset for Success in Plastic Surgery Training
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - March 9, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Lower Percentage of the Patients in Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy Group Who Received Adjuvant Radiotherapy Might Be Associated With Higher Work Ability and Productivity: Reply
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 7, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Letters and Commentary Source Type: research

Lower Percentage of the Patients in Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy Group Who Received Adjuvant Radiotherapy Might Be Associated With Higher Work Ability and Productivity
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 7, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Letters and Commentary Source Type: research

An Evidence-Based Approach to Management of Pectus Excavatum and Carinatum
Pectus excavatum (PE) and pectus carinatum (PC) are the most common congenital chest wall anomalies. Current research suggests that PE and PC may result from overgrowth of the sternocostal cartilages. This can produce a deformation that displaces the sternum inward as in PE or outward as in PC. The etiology, clinical presentation, evaluation, and management of PE and PC are reviewed. Varied clinical presentations, cardiopulmonary effects, and psychosocial aspects are described. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 7, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Review Paper Source Type: research

Vascularized Fibula Epiphysis Transfer for Pediatric Extremity Reconstruction: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Background Vascularized fibula epiphysis transfer for pediatric extremity reconstruction intends to preserve growth potential. However, few cases are reported, and outcomes are poorly characterized. Methods Systematic review was performed through a MEDLINE search using keywords “pediatric” or “epiphyseal” and “vascularized fibula.” Patients were divided into upper extremity or lower extremity groups. Functional and growth outcomes were assessed, and indications, pedicle, complications, and need for secondary surgery were recorded. Results Twenty publications with 62 patients were...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 7, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Review Paper Source Type: research

Medial Plantar Flap for Hand Reconstruction: A Systematic Literature Review and Its Application for Post–Sarcoma Excision
The reconstruction of soft tissue defects on the volar aspect of the hand represents a special challenge for the hand surgeon. Even though local and regional options have been described, in some cases because of their complexity, a free flap is preferred. The medial plantar free flap offers a unique reconstructive alternative by providing glabrous skin resurfacing for the palm and digits. The aim of this article is to present a systematic literature review on the use of the medial plantar free flap for hand surgery and a case report in which this flap was used for reconstructing a thenar eminence defect after sarcoma excis...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 7, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Review Paper Source Type: research

Venous Congestion in Pedicled Frontal Branch Superficial Temporal Artery Flaps Reconstructions for Head and Neck Defects: A Review
The superficial temporal artery (STA) flap is a versatile flap for head and neck defect reconstruction. It can be based on the frontal branch of the STA and an islanded 360-degree rotation arc for various defects on the scalp, cheek, and auricular region. It provides a nonmicrosurgical option for reconstructing such defects, which is itself relatively easy to perform. However, venous congestion is a problem than often can cause worry to the clinician and hence preclude its use. In this review, we revisit this flap in head and neck reconstruction, with case examples used for reconstruction of defects on the scalp, maxilla, ...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 7, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Review Paper Source Type: research

Face Transplantation for Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis (Wegener Granulomatosis): Technical Considerations, Immunological Aspects, and 3-Year Posttransplant Outcome
Conclusions This case represents a new underlying disease (trauma + GPA) leading to face transplantation and a unique clinical scenario where allografting was indicated for potentially life-threatening and sight-preserving reasons and not for mere functional and aesthetic concerns. Despite complexity, 3-year clinical outcome is encouraging, and the patient is no longer at risk for dural exposure, meningitis, and related morbidity. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 7, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Transplantation Surgery and Research Source Type: research

Quick Calculation of Breast Resection Mass Using the Schnur Scale
In 1991, Dr Paul Schnur and his colleagues published an article correlating the weight of breast tissue to be removed in a breast reduction operation with the total body surface area (BSA) of the patient. They presented a very cogent argument for selecting three groups of patients: those with medical indications for operation, those who merit review, and those whose operation could be considered cosmetic. The Schnur Sliding Scale is widely used by insurance companies in the western United States in the process of preauthorizing breast reduction operations, and its use may be spreading eastward. The Schnur group presented a...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 7, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Research Source Type: research

The Impact of Resident Postgraduate Year Involvement in Body-Contouring and Breast Reduction Procedures: A Comprehensive Analysis of 9638 Patients
Conclusions Resident involvement in BCPs was associated with an increased rate of overall complications in a large, national database. However, the clinical significance of these outcomes may be debated. Increased postgraduate year experience as a surgical resident was inversely associated with overall complications. Guided resident autonomy and earlier exposure to BCPs could lead to an optimization of clinical outcomes and resident education. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 7, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Research Source Type: research

Repair of Sacral and Ischial Region Defects With Lateral Sacral Artery Perforator Flaps
Conclusions The LSAP flap has not been frequently described in the literature. We believe that LSAP flap is a flap of choice that should be considered preferably for sacral and ischial defects, which can be reliably elevated over pedicles and has short surgery duration and low surgical morbidity. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 7, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Reconstructive Surgery Source Type: research

The Modified Keystone Flap for Pressure Ulcers: A Modification of the Keystone Flap With Rotation and Advancement
Conclusions Considering its simple design, reliable flap survival, minimal donor-site morbidity, optimal flap thickness, and evenly distributed surgical tension, our novel technique of the modified keystone flap is as an excellent surgical option for the reconstruction of pressure ulcers in the gluteal region. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 7, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Reconstructive Surgery Source Type: research

Long-term Follow-up of Intracapsular Schwannoma Excision
This study was designed as a long-term follow-up to investigate postoperative symptoms, nervous impairment, and recurrence rate. Methods We performed a long-term follow-up of 18 subjects who underwent intracapsular schwannoma excision. We evaluated preoperative versus postoperative 2-point discrimination (2-PD) in the affected dermatome, pain (visual analog scale [VAS] from 0–10), Hoffmann-Tinel sign, and thermoreceptor response. For reasons of comparison, all examinations were done on both the healthy and affected extremity. Results Last postoperative follow-up was done on average after approximately 50.4 mont...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 7, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Peripheral Nerve Surgery and Research Source Type: research

Application of Concatenated Arterialized Venous Flaps in Finger Reconstruction
This article describes the use of a 2-concatenated paddle, flow-through arterialized venous flap design for simultaneous resurfacing of 2 separate defects on a single digit. A technique that can be used to reduce postoperative venous congestion will be highlighted in this article. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 7, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Microsurgery Source Type: research

Surgical Technique for Nasal Cleft Repair
Conclusion Isolated nasal cleft can be properly corrected with the described procedure in a single stage and with optimal result. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 7, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Head and Neck Surgery Source Type: research

Correction of Tanzer Type IIB Constricted Ears via Z-shaped Double V-Y Advancement Flaps
Conclusions The preauricular, superoauricular, and retroauricular skin areas can be used to successfully expand the skin envelope of the upper auricle via the creation of 2 adjoining V-Y advancement flaps. This results in an ample skin cover with which to accommodate the auricular cartilaginous framework reconstructed by multiple techniques. This novel Z-shaped double V-Y advancement flap method can effectively correct Tanzer type IIB constricted ears. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 7, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Head and Neck Surgery Source Type: research

Individual Treatment of Delayed Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture: Case Report and Literature Review
Conclusions Individual treatment is advised in DBTR with complicated elbow injuries. Secondary treatment of DBTR can achieve satisfactory results using individual strategies depending on patients' overall condition. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 7, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Hand Surgery Source Type: research

Ensuring Sustainability for UK Burns Services: Workforce Planning for Burns Consultants
Conclusions Workforce planning is essential to avoid a short fall in the number of upcoming burns consultants. Plans must be in place to anticipate additional workload with a 10% population rise. With the current struggles of NHS funding, a comprehensive review of burns workforce planning should be undertaken to ensure that sufficient numbers of trainees are completing appropriate burns-specific training and are ready to fill these posts. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 7, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Burn Surgery and Research Source Type: research

Single-Surgeon Experience for Maximizing Outcomes in Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction in Chinese Patients
Conclusions Our implant selection method fit the Chinese population characteristics and could be extended to different types of implant-based breast reconstruction. It produced good esthetic outcomes and was reproducible, predictable, and simple to master in the clinical setting. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 7, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Breast Surgery Source Type: research

Nonshaven Follicular Unit Extraction: Personal Experience
Nonshaven follicular unit extraction (NS-FUE) is the most state-of-the-art surgical technique in the field of follicular unit hair transplantation. It is particularly appealing because donor area shaving, one of the most serious impediments for the patient, can be omitted. In this article, we present our surgical approach for NS-FUE. We selectively used the direct or the pretrimming method of NS-FUE according to indication, determined by considering the location and purpose of transplantation, the condition of the recipient site, and the patient's preference. A total of 658 patients underwent NS-FUE. Of these, 17 had pubic...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 7, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Aesthetic Surgery Source Type: research

A Multimetric Evaluation of Online Spanish Health Resources for Lymphedema
Conclusions Available online Spanish lymphedema resources are written at an elevated reading level and are inappropriate for a population with lower health literacy levels. As patients continue to use the internet as their primary source for health information, health care entities must improve the quality of provided Spanish resources in order to optimize patient comprehension. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 7, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Circumspectus Medicinae: Texts and Contexts Source Type: research

Analysis of US Food and Drug Administration Breast Implant Postapproval Studies Finding an Increased Risk of Diseases and Cancer: Why the Conclusions Are Unreliable
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 7, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Editorial Source Type: research