Is Partial Wrist Denervation Beneficial in Chronic Wrist Pain? A Systematic Review
The prevalence of chronic wrist pain and subsequent functional decline is increasing. Diagnosis is challenging, with non-surgical treatment frequently failing. Recently, partial wrist denervation (PWD) has gained popularity as a procedure to alleviate chronic pain. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - July 1, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Murtaza Kadhum, Nicholas Riley, Dominic Furniss Source Type: research

Cover Illustration: “Frontline” mural, Ashton Lane, Glasgow, by the.rebel.bearBack from the Frontline
Six months on from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic parts of the U.K. have this month begun to follow many of our mainland European neighbours in loosening lockdown restrictions. Progress is far behind that of our Antipodean cousins, where rapidly enforced rigid quarantine and public health measures have been so effective - New Zealanders will delight in having beaten Australia to cross the line first in the race to go 16 days without a new case. Schools are reopening, families and friends are meeting again (in the U.K. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - July 1, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Prof. Andrew Hart Tags: JPRAS Editorial, July Edition Source Type: research

FFP3 reusable respirators for COVID-19; adequate and suitable in the healthcare setting
in response to critical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic, MedsupplydriveUK was established by ENT trainee Ms. Jasmine Ho, and MedsupplydriveUK Scotland by two Plastic Surgery trainees (Ms. Gillian Higgins and Mrs. Eleanor Robertson). We applied the principles of creative problem solving and multidisciplinary collaboration instilled by our specialty. Since March 2020, we have recruited over 400 volunteers to mobilise over 200,000 pieces of high quality PPE donated from industry to the NHS and social care. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - July 1, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: G.C. Higgins, E. Robertson, C. Horsely, N. McLean, J. Douglas Source Type: research

Response to the comments on ‘Effectiveness of subspinal Le Fort I osteotomy in preventing postoperative nasal deformation’
We appreciate the interest in our study1 and wish to describe some aspects raised in the letter. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - June 17, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Yosuke Yamashsita, Toshinori Iwai, Koji Honda, Koichi Fujita, Haruki Imai, Hikaru Takasu, Susumu Omura, Makoto Hirota, Kenji Mitsudo Tags: Correspondence and Communications Source Type: research

A Compound Osteocartilaginous Graft with Polycaprolactone (PCL) Mesh in Asian Rhinoplasty
Asian populations tend to have a less projected nasal tip and shorter nose compared to the Caucasian population. Hence, there exists a great demand for augmentation rhinoplasty along with nasal tip plasty in Asia. However, the small and weak nasal septum in the population makes such aesthetic procedures very difficult.1 Septal extension graft (SEG) using harvested septal cartilage is still the standard method for augmenting the tip projection, but the weak L-strut cartilaginous septum often fails to withstand the tension and can lead to twisting, bending, and/or sinking of the nasal tip. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Recons...
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - June 15, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Tae Hwan Ahn, Chan Yeong Heo, Kyung Chan Ahn Source Type: research

Maximising Efficiency in Plastic Surgery Local Anaesthetic Lists
We describe a number of methods by which we reduce delays between cases and thus maximise theatre efficiency for local anaesthetic cases. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - June 13, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: F Marlborough, I Anderson, K Allison Tags: Correspondence and Communications Source Type: research

Elective localization at the upper left chest of Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans
Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans is a superficial, low ‐grade, locally aggressive, fibroblastic sarcoma that occurs in young patients, predominately in the trunk. Although its incidence is rare ( (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - June 12, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Fabrizio Schonauer, Ludovica Giordano, Francesco D'Andrea Tags: Correspondence and Communications Source Type: research

Amer's classification of territories of facial nerve injury in early cases and strategies for the management of different territories
Early cases of facial nerve injury are best treated by restoring the neural pathway to the same existing facial muscles. Knowledge of the exact territory of facial nerve injury is required to design a plane for the reconstruction of these injuries and to compare results. The current study aims to design a classification system for territories of facial nerve injury based on the location of nearest healthy fascicles to the site of injury both proximally and distally. Two hundred-one patients with early facial nerve injury were assessed for treatment. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - June 12, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Tarek A. Amer, Mohamed S. El Kholy, Amr Adel Khalaf, Amr M. Rifky Source Type: research

The use of Indocyanine Green in plastic surgery
Plastic and reconstructive surgery has always been on the frontier of utilising novel, innovative technologies to improve patient safety during operative procedures. Indocyanine green (ICG) is a water-soluble tricarbocyanine dye which fluoresces upon exposure to near-infrared light. This fluorescence can be detected using a stereoscopic camera, and subsequent images are then generated which can be used to identify anatomically ‘tagged’ structures.1 The ability of ICG to provide detailed anatomical, and particularly vascular, information has resulted in its increasing use in both medical diagnostics and surgery....
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - June 12, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Dr Andreas K Georgiou, Dr Prateush Singh, Dr Pennylouise Hever, Dr Chinedum Arize, Afshin Mosahebi Source Type: research

Elective localization at the upper left chest of Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans.
Dear Editor, (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - June 12, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Fabrizio Schonauer, Ludovica Giordano, Francesco D'Andrea Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor Regarding: “The Use of surgical site Drains in Breast Reconstruction: A Systematic Review”
Dear Sir, (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - June 12, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Ibrahim Khansa, Jeffrey E. Janis Tags: Correspondence and Communications Source Type: research

Cannulated axial screw potential utility as reliable bony fixation in hand surgery
We have carefully read the article entitled “Use of cannulated compression screws for skeletal stabilisation during digital re-vascularisation”,1 published in Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive& Aesthetic Surgery. First, we would like to congratulate the authors for the quality of the published work. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - June 11, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Alberto S ánchez-García, Alberto Pérez-García, Alessandro Thione Tags: Correspondence and Communications Source Type: research

Letter comments on the Nerve decompression according to A.L. Dellon in Morton's neuroma - A retrospective analysis
Sirs (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - June 11, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: David Cashley Tags: Correspondence and Communications Source Type: research

The place of pedicled perforator flaps in humanitarian reconstructive surgery
Dear Editor, (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - June 11, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: V Luca-Pozner, Q Qassemyar Tags: Correspondence and Communications Source Type: research

Effectiveness of subspinal Le Fort I osteotomy in preventing postoperative nasal deformation
To the editor (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - June 11, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Hong Du, Dong Zhang, Jiuli Zhao, Xiaolei Jin Tags: Correspondence and Communications Source Type: research

Reply to comment on “Treatment of finger degloving injury with acellular dermal matrices: Functional and aesthetic results”
Dear Editor, (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - June 11, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: M Maruccia, P C Marannino, R Elia, G Giudice Tags: Correspondence and Communications Source Type: research

Cannulated axial screw potential utility as reliable bony fixation in hand surgery.
We have carefully read the article entitled “Use of cannulated compression screws for skeletal stabilisation during digital re-vascularisation”,1 published in Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive& Aesthetic Surgery. First, we would like to congratulate the authors for the quality of the published work. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - June 11, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Alberto S ánchez-García, Alberto Pérez-García, Alessandro Thione Source Type: research

Obituary for Ronald Wellesley Pigott
Ron Pigott, who died peacefully at home at the age of 87 on 17th February 2020, was one of the most influential Plastic Surgeons of a generation, especially in the field of cleft lip and palate. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - June 11, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Nigel Mercer, Brian Sommerlad, Michael Mars Tags: Obituary Source Type: research

Safety and effectiveness of early compression of free flaps following lower limb reconstruction: a systematic review
Early postoperative compression of free flaps for lower limb reconstruction remains controversial. It may reduce venous congestion and promote the resolution of oedema. However, concerns remain regarding inadvertent pedicle compression, which may lead to flap failure. The aim of this systematic review was to determine the safety and effectiveness of this intervention. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - June 8, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Juan Enrique Berner, Patrick Will, Luke Geoghegan, Luigi Troisi, Jagdeep Nanchahal, Abhilash Jain Tags: Review Source Type: research

Fat grafting: Early hypoxia, oxidative stress, and inflammation developing prior to injection
Autologous fat grafting is widely used during plastic surgery but unpredictable fat retention remains a major concern. Although many studies have explored whether fat harvesting, processing, and injection affect adipocyte viability, the oxygenation and inflammatory status of grafted fat remain unknown. Unlike vascularized tissue transfer, fat grafting is a non-vascular procedure. Fat initially lacks vascular support and receives oxygen and nutrients only via diffusion until neovascularization develops. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - June 4, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Nathalie Kerfant, Ga ëlle Albacete, Anthony Guernec, Manon Inizan, Aline Amerand, Weiguo Hu, Michael Theron, Karine Pichavant-Rafini Tags: Correspondence and Communications Source Type: research

Fat grafting: Early hypoxia, oxidative stress, and inflammation developing prior to injection.
Autologous fat grafting is widely used during plastic surgery but unpredictable fat retention remains a major concern. Although many studies have explored whether fat harvesting, processing, and injection affect adipocyte viability, the oxygenation and inflammatory status of grafted fat remain unknown. Unlike vascularized tissue transfer, fat grafting is a non-vascular procedure. Fat initially lacks vascular support and receives oxygen and nutrients only via diffusion until neovascularization develops. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - June 4, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Nathalie Kerfant, Ga ëlle Albacete, Anthony Guernec, Manon Inizan, Amerand Aline, Weiguo Hu, Michael Theron, Karine Pichavant-Rafini Source Type: research

Cover Illustration: “Lockdown” mural, Bath Street, Glasgow, by the.rebel.bearUnshackling Plastic Surgery from COVID-19
According to official estimates1 COVID-19 has now infected over 5 million people, claimed over 300,000 lives worldwide, and begun its exponential rise in Russia, South America, and major refugee sites; it is likely that these figures are underestimates. The demographic impact is ever clearer, excess deaths being overwhelmingly related to increasing age ≥65, although significant numbers of 15-64 year olds have succumbed2. The first wave has peaked in Europe2, and many countries are following the Pacific rim in opening up again. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - June 1, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Andrew Hart Tags: JPRAS Editorial, June Edition Source Type: research

Paramedian frontal flap including galea: The right balance between aesthetics and functionality in the reconstruction of the lower third of the nose
We read with interest the article by Noel et al.1 about full-thickness unilateral alar reconstruction with a forehead flap. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - June 1, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Stefano Bruschi, Maria Alessandra Bocchiotti, Ylenia Gugliotta, Antongiulio Mangia Tags: Correspondence and Communications Source Type: research

COVID-19 The Great Disruptor
Before the pandemic the idea of any dramatic change in our plastic surgery service would be unthinkable. In the National Health Service (NHS) it is rare to see services change overnight; if you want to set up a new service we go through departmental approval, ethical approval and often red tape from management. The process is almost not worth the Herculean effort. It is the truth of the world that it takes a great disruption in society for things to change dramatically out of necessity. Disruption is similar to innovation in surgery - it literally can uproot and change how we think and practice. (Source: Journal of Plastic...
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - May 28, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Mr. Dariush Nikkhah Tags: Correspondence and Communications Source Type: research

Dual innervation of free gracilis muscle for facial reanimation: what we know so far
: In the last decade, some institutions have begun combining the CFNG and masseteric nerve to provide dual innervation to the gracilis muscle for dynamic facial reanimation in facial paralysis patients . We reviewed the various ways that these two nerves have been coapted to provide dual innervation, and summarized the functional outcome for these methods. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - May 28, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Thanapoom Boonipat, Carrie E. Robertson, Jesse D. Meaike, Krishna S. Vyas, Malke Asaad, Samir Mardini Source Type: research

Emerging Role of Online Virtual Teaching Resources for Medical Student Education in Plastic Surgery: COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond
On March 17th, 2020, the Association of American Medical Colleges released a communication recommending that medical students be withdrawn from all clinical rotations.1 While the duration for which this pause will persist remains elusive, the acute need for social distancing and shortages in personal protective equipment are likely to keep medical students at a distance from clinical learning environments for some time.2 As the pandemic continues to unfold, online and virtual teaching resources are set to play a larger role in the continuity of medical education,3 particularly for medical students who remain interested in ...
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - May 28, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Jad Abi-Rafeh, Alain J. Azzi Tags: Correspondence and Communications Source Type: research

Patterns of Adult and Paediatric Hand Trauma During the COVID-19 Lockdown
The first reported cases of the novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) emerged from Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province (China) in December 2019 [1]. At the time of writing, there have been 201,101 laboratory confirmed cases in the United Kingdom (UK), with 30,076 associated deaths [2]. The UK response on the 23rd March 2020 was to impose a nationwide lockdown to prevent the transmission and spread of the virus. This involved the closure of all non-essential businesses, schools and nurseries, strict limitations on non-essential travel, one-hour limit on outdoor exercise, and the concept of social distancing. (Source: Jou...
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - May 28, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Kirti Garude, Ibrahim Natalwala, Benedict Hughes, Christopher West, Waseem Bhat Tags: Correspondence and Communications Source Type: research

Free muscle flap coverage as last resort for therapy-resistant neuropathic pain in the upper extremity: A long-term retrospective follow-up study
Persistent neuropathic pain severely impacts physical functioning and quality of life (QoL). However, optimal surgical management of persistent neuropathic pain remains unclear. Extensive neurolysis with subsequent free muscle flap coverage, a new surgical procedure for neuropathic pain in the upper extremity, can be performed as a final option to establish pain reduction. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - May 27, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Sara van Bekkum, Dirk-Jan J.C. van der Avoort, J. Michiel Zuidam, J. Henk Coert Source Type: research

Paramedian forehead flap pedicle division after 7 days using laser-assisted indocyanine green angiography
This study was performed at a tertiary care center from April 13, 2018 to March 22, 2019. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - May 27, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Shannon F. Rudy, Mohammed Abdelwahab, Cherian K. Kandathil, Sam P. Most Source Type: research

Free muscle flap coverage as last resort for therapy resistant neuropathic pain in the upper extremity: a long-term retrospective follow-up study.
Persistent neuropathic pain severely impacts physical functioning and quality of life (QoL). However, optimal surgical management of persistent neuropathic pain remains unclear. Extensive neurolysis with subsequent free muscle flap coverage, a new surgical procedure for neuropathic pain in the upper extremity, can be performed as final option to establish pain reduction. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - May 27, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Sara van Bekkum, Dirk-Jan J.C. van der Avoort, J. Michiel Zuidam, J. Henk Coert Source Type: research

A combined method of oral commissure lifting for perioral rejuvenation in Asians
A drooping oral commissure shows an appearance of ageing and sadness. To improve it with less complications has become a rising aesthetic concern in Asians. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - May 27, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Bailin Pan, Runlei Zhao, Siqiao Wu, Hengju Lin, Yan Long, Guang Hao, Jing Chen, Fuhong Nian Source Type: research

Use of absorbable membrane in diced cartilage technique for nasal dorsum restoration
We describe a new approach to this surgical procedure where an absorbable collagen membrane is adopted to “wrap” cartilage graft, being a valuable alternative to the currently used materials. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - May 26, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Pasquale Piombino, Pamela Zace, Luigi Vaira, Giacomo De Riu, Luigi Califano Tags: Correspondence and Communications Source Type: research

Endoscopic transaxillary capsulectomy with immediate reimplantation performed as a single-operator outpatient procedure
This study described the techniques of endoscopic transaxillary capsulectomy with reimplantation performed as a single-operator outpatient procedure. This retrospective study included patients with diagnosis of capsular contracture underwent endoscopic transaxillary capsulectomy with immediate reimplantation between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2017. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - May 26, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Chih-Cheng Hung Source Type: research

The mini-temporalis turnover flap for midface reanimation: photogrammetric and patient-rated outcomes
: Mini-temporalis transposition (MTT) flaps, modified from Gillies ’ technique, have become less popular than temporalis tendon transfers for midface reanimation. Mini-temporalis transposition involves raising the middle third of the temporalis, transposition over the zygomatic arch and lengthening with deep temporalis fascia which is sutured to the orbicularis o ris. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - May 26, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: N.T. Mabvuure, R. Pinto-Lopes, O. Fernandez-Diaz, K. Tzafetta Source Type: research

“Use of absorbable membrane in diced cartilage technique for nasal dorsum restoration”
We describe a new approach to this surgical procedure where an absorbable collagen membrane is adopted to “wrap” cartilage graft, being a valuable alternative to the currently used materials. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - May 26, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Pasquale Piombino, Pamela Zace, Luigi Vaira, G De Riu, Luigi Califano Source Type: research

Analysis of Selection of Recipient Vein, Number of Outflows, Style and Technique in Head and Neck Venous Anastomosis and a Proposed Algorithm
This study aims to determine the effects of these variables on rates of thrombosis and flap failure and propose an algorithm to be used as a facilitator in the decision making process.208 microsurgical reconstructions on 199 patients from a single surgeon's data were evaluated. Selection of recipient vein (superficial vs. deep), style of anastomosis (end-to-end vs. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - May 26, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Tahsin O ğuz Acartürk, Fuat Barış Bengür Source Type: research

Virtual and augmented reality for preoperative planning in plastic surgical procedures: a systematic review
Virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR) are fast developing technologies that allow the three-dimensional visualisation of digital information. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - May 26, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Vles MD, Terng NCO, Zijlstra K, Mureau MAM, Corten EML Source Type: research

Effects of latissimus dorsi (LD) flap harvest on shoulder function in delayed breast reconstruction. A long-term analysis considering the acromiohumeral interval (AHI), the WOSI, and BREAST-Q questionnaires
Background: The latissimus dorsi (LD) flap is reliable and versatile with many indications and low donor site morbidity. The aim of this study is to evaluate the long-term effects of LD flap on the shoulder function in patients undergoing delayed breast reconstruction.Methods: This case –control study enrolled women who underwent implant-based (IB) breast reconstruction, radical lymphadenectomy, and radiotherapy between 2006 and 2016. The study group included 72 women, with a history of severe capsular contracture, who received a secondary LD flap reconstruction. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - May 25, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Stefania Tenna, Rosa Salzillo, Beniamino Brunetti, Marco Morelli Coppola, Mauro Barone, Barbara Cagli, Annalisa Cogliandro, Francesco Franceschi, Paolo Persichetti Source Type: research

Reconstruction of Wassel IV-D radial polydactyly with a boot-shaped neurovascular island flap: A Consecutive series of 91 thumbs
Reconstruction of Wassel IV-D radial polydactyly is challenging and requires a custom strategy dependent on the relative size and shape of the radial and ulnar duplicates. Herein, we describe a technique using a boot-shaped neurovascular island flap and review our outcomes. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - May 25, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Xiao Fang Shen, Fei Yin, Jun Wang, Xin Zhang, Ming Yu Xue, Harvey Chim, Yong Jun Rui Source Type: research

Neonatal ear splinting for congenital ear deformities ✰
This study evaluates the outcomes of neonatal ear splinting for congenital ear deformities from a regional ear splinting service.The retrospective study of patients undergoing neonatal ear splinting from 2009- 2015 was conducted at the Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - May 25, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Muhammad Umair Javed, Maria Lazarou, Amanda Kyle, Nick Wilson Jones Tags: Correspondence and Communications Source Type: research

Anterior tibial vessel turnover as recipient vessel for complex free tissue transfer around the knee
Reconstruction of large soft tissue defects around the knee can be challenging because of its unique location.1 These defects often occur following trauma, oncologic resection, chronic infection, or contracture release of burns. Selection of reliable recipient vessels is essential for successful microvascular free tissue transfer around the knee can be complex due to unique vascular anatomy around the knee.1,2 In addition, selection of recipient vessels can be further complicated when patients have vascular trauma, a large zone of injury, or previous irradiation in addition to common risk factors such as obesity and diabet...
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - May 25, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Matthew R. Zeiderman, Chad M. Bailey, Aman Arora, Lee L.Q. Pu Tags: Correspondence and Communications Source Type: research

Characteristics and outcomes of primary interposition vascular grafts in free flap breast reconstruction
There is paucity of data on primary interposition vascular graft (IVG) use in microsurgery. Our study examines the characteristics, indications and outcomes of IVG in free flap breast reconstruction. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - May 25, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Ayush K. Kapila, Abhijeet Wakure, Mary Morgan, Tasneem Belgaumwala, Venkat Ramakrishnan Source Type: research

Complication Rates of Acellular Dermal Matrix in Immediate Breast Reconstruction with Radiation: A Single-Institution Retrospective Comparison Study
The use of acellular dermal matrix (ADM) in immediate breast reconstruction (IBR) continues to increase despite ongoing concerns with respect to increased complication rates. While the indications for radiation continue to broaden it is essential to critically evaluate ADM's performance in its context. The purpose of this study was to review complication rates between patients undergoing IBR and radiation, with and without ADM. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - May 25, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Michael J. Stein, Amy Chung, Angel Arnaout, Bahareh Ghaedi, Ammara Ghumman, Tinghua Zhang, Jing Zhang Source Type: research

Prone Positioning following Breast Reconstruction
Dear Editor (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - May 25, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Tom Challoner, Ruth Waters Tags: Correspondence and Communications Source Type: research

Neonatal Ear Splinting for Congenital Ear Deformities
This study evaluates the outcomes of neonatal ear splinting for congenital ear deformities from a regional ear splinting service.The retrospective study of patients undergoing neonatal ear splinting from 2009- 2015 was conducted at the Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - May 25, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Muhammad Umair Javed, Maria Lazarou, Amanda Kyle, Nick Wilson Jones Tags: Correspondence and Communications Source Type: research

Engaging stakeholders in bioprinting research: Views and concerns of microtia patients ’ parents on bioprinted auricular cartilage
As novel tissue engineering and bioprinting technologies are being explored for future auricular cartilage repair, there is also a growing need to involve relevant stakeholders in the research process in order to further align research incentives with societal needs and expectations. Scientists, physicians, funding agencies and ethical committees are still considered the main actors driving (bio)medical research. However, the voice of patient stakeholders is largely absent in the development process of new medical and technological products and methods. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - May 25, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: I.A. Otto, A. Simone, J. Malda, M. Kon, C.C. Breugem Tags: Short Communication Source Type: research

Intrathoracic Muscle Flap Transposition for the Management of Chronic Pulmonary Aspergillosis
Background: The management of chronic pulmonary aspergillosis remains a challenge for thoracic and reconstructive surgeons. Different management options have been proposed with no consensus regarding the best treatment modality. The goal of this study is to report our experience with the use of intrathoracic muscle flaps for the management of pulmonary aspergillosis.Methods: We retrospectively reviewed all patients who underwent intrathoracic muscle flap transposition for the management of pulmonary aspergillosis between 1990 and 2010. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - May 25, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Malke Asaad, Amelia Van Handel, Arya A. Akhavan, Tony TC Huang, Aashish Rajesh, Mark A. Allen, K Robert Shen, Basel Sharaf, Steven L. Moran Source Type: research

Preauricular Pull Through Flap for Reconstruction of the Auricle
Introduction: Reconstruction of the crus of the antihelix after tumor resection is a significant surgical challenge and to date no ideal method has been described. The authors present a novel approach using a pedicled flap from preauricular excess skin which is tunneled through the helix to the anterior auricular surface.Material and Methods: The presented technique was successfully applied in a series of three patients requiring reconstruction of the superior and inferior crus of the antihelix after resection of skin malignancies. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - May 25, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Manfred Schmidt, Maximilian Zaussinger, Dominik Duscher, Raphael Wenny, Georg M. Huemer Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Adapting Donabedian's structure-process-outcome triad for quality improvement activities in surgical cleft-craniofacial care
Dear Sir, (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - May 25, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Rafael Denadai, Lun-Jou Lo Tags: Correspondence and Communications Source Type: research

nnAnterior Tibial Vessel Turnover as Recipient Vessel for Complex Free Tissue Transfer Around the Knee
Reconstruction of large soft tissue defects around the knee can be challenging because of its unique location.1 These defects often occur following trauma, oncologic resection, chronic infection, or contracture release of burns. Selection of reliable recipient vessels is essential for successful microvascular free tissue transfer around the knee but can be complex due to unique vascular anatomy around the knee.1,2 In addition, selection of recipient vessels can be further complicated when patients have vascular trauma, a large zone of injury, or previous irradiation in addition to common risk factors such as obesity and di...
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - May 25, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Matthew R. Zeiderman, Chad M. Bailey, Aman Arora, Lee L.Q. Pu Source Type: research