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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741462/complications-risk-factors-and-patients-reported-outcomes-after-skin-sparing-mastectomy-followed-by-breast-reconstruction-in-women-with-brca-mutations
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Ingvild O Moberg, Inger Schou Bredal, Michael R Schneider, Kim A Tønseth, Ellen Schlichting
BACKGROUND: Women with a BRCA mutation have the option of undergoing prophylactic mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction; however, the potential negative effects of reconstruction on women's physical and psychological well-being are unclear. This study aimed to investigate complications, patient-reported pain, health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL) and satisfaction following reconstructive surgery at Oslo University Hospital between 2006 and 2013. METHODS: Data were collected retrospectively from the records of 238 patients...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741424/morphological-patterns-of-the-pretendinous-cord-in-dupuytren-s-disease-a-predictor-of-clinical-outcome
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P Vanek, J Strömberg, J Fridén, Y Aurell
The morphology of the pretendinous cord in Dupuytren's disease is poorly described in vivo and especially with respect to recurrence after treatment. This prospective study was designed to describe the morphology of Dupuytren's cords by ultrasound and to identify possible correlation between the ultrasonographic characteristics of these cords and the clinical outcomes two years after treatment. Thirty-nine patients with a contracture of at least 20° in the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint, who were scheduled for local treatment by either injectable collagenase clostridium histolyticum (CCH) or percutaneous needle fasciotomy (PNF), were examined by ultrasound...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656662/beneficial-effects-of-salvia-miltiorrhiza-in-the-healing-of-burn-wounds-an-experimental-study-in-rats
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Fatih Irmak, Sevgi Kurt Yazar, Serhat Selami Şirvan, Merdan Serin, Ayşim Özağarı, Ayşin Karasoy Yeşilada
INTRODUCTION: Burn healing is a complicated process and very few treatments can positively alter its effects. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects Salvia miltiorrhiza (SM -Danshen), a traditional Chinese medicine, on burn wound healing. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty rats were included in this study and divided into two groups. 3 × 2 cm wide burn areas were created in the dorsal skin of all the animals with thermal contact. Intraoral 1 ml/day saline and 1 g/kg/day SM were given in control and experiment groups, respectively...
April 14, 2018: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29523044/a-murine-model-of-radiation-induced-capsule-tissue-reactions-around-smooth-silicone-implants
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Jae Bong Kim, Hyeon Jun Jeon, Jeong Woo Lee, Kang Young Choi, Ho Yun Chung, Byung Chae Cho, Shin-Hyung Park, Min Hee Park, Jae-Sung Bae, Jung Dug Yang
As the availability of breast reconstruction using implants is becoming widespread and many implant recipients undergo radiation therapy, there is an increasing interest in understanding the potential complications associated with capsule-tissue interactions in response to irradiation. Accordingly, our medical institution designed an animal experiment to investigate the effects of irradiation on capsular contracture. A total of 40 mice (C57BL6) were divided into four groups according to whether or not they received irradiation and the time from implantation to irradiation...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29519186/vaginal-reconstruction-with-the-modified-rectosigmoid-colon-surgical-technique-long-term-results-and-sexual-outcomes
#5
Ömer Özkan, Özlenen Özkan, Anı Çinpolat, Nasuh Utku Doğan, Gamze Bektaş, Kemal Dolay, Alihan Gürkan, Cumhur Arıcı, Selen Doğan
Although vaginal reconstructions with intestinal segments require particularly complex surgical procedures, this technique has become popular with respect to fairly good functional and esthetic outcomes. This study describes cases of vaginal reconstruction performed using a modified rectosigmoid colon held in an ischemic state in order to reduce secretion and denervated in order to prevent defecation problems. Vaginal reconstructions with rectosigmoid colon were performed on 43 patients. In this retrospective study, 34 patients had Müllerian agenesis, while nine had undergone male to female sex reassignment surgery in which adequate vaginal depth had not been achieved...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29504490/does-postauricular-fascial-flap-reduce-suture-complications-in-otoplasty
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Antonio Albacete Neto, Luís Fernando Ungarelli, Pedro Soler Coltro, Gabriela Lustri Schwartzmann, Grazielle Souza Horácio, Vinícius Zolezi Silva, Jayme Adriano Farina
Numerous suture techniques and covering flaps have been described to minimize complications related to sutures in otoplasty. The split postauricular fascial flap is one of such techniques, and it has been used to pad otoplasty suture. The aim of this study was to evaluate complications related to nonabsorbable cartilage sutures in otoplasty, using a variation of the split postauricular fascial flap. In this retrospective case series, we analyzed otoplasty patients in whom simplified split postauricular fascial flap was utilized...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320921/benefits-and-risks-with-acellular-dermal-matrix-adm-and-mesh-support-in-immediate-breast-reconstruction-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Håkan Hallberg, Svanheidur Rafnsdottir, Gennaro Selvaggi, Annika Strandell, Ola Samuelsson, Ida Stadig, Therese Svanberg, Emma Hansson, Richard Lewin
In modern implant-based immediate breast reconstruction, it has become common to use biological acellular dermal and synthetic matrices in combination with a tissue expander or an implant. The aim of this systematic review was to examine differences in recurrence of cancer, impact on oncological treatment, health related quality of life, complications and aesthetic outcome between matrix and no matrix in immediate breast reconstruction. Systematic searches, data extraction and assessment of methodological quality were performed according to predetermined criteria...
June 2018: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258363/20-year-outcome-of-tfcc-repairs
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Maria Moloney, Simon Farnebo, Lars Adolfsson
The aims of this study were to investigate the functional result and rate of osteoarthritis 15-25 years after a TFCC-repair. Forty-seven patients completed the questionnaire Patient Rated Wrist Evaluation (PRWE), and 43 had new X-rays. Fifty-seven percent had a simultaneous arthroscopy. Sixteen patients had later additional surgery to the wrist, of these eight had a reoperation of the TFCC-injury due to recurrent instability. Radiographs showed that 17.5% had developed radiocarpal osteoarthritis and 34% osteoarthritis in the distal radioulnar joint...
June 2018: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233061/inter-and-intra-tester-reliability-of-sensibility-testing-in-healthy-individuals
#9
Tugrul Bulut, Mesut Tahta, Ufuk Sener, Muhittin Sener
Static two-point discrimination (S2PD) and Semmes-Weinstein monofilament (SWM) tests are the most widely used tests for evaluation of sensory deterioration. It is a necessity to know the inter- and intra-tester reliability of these tests to determine the suitability of method. Another important point in evaluation of sensory deterioration is whether or not there is a reference point which can be compared with the test results. So, it is important to know the reliability of sensory evaluation tests on the healthy extremities...
June 2018: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885132/no-long-term-risk-of-wrist-osteoarthritis-due-to-subchondral-haematomas-in-distal-radial-fractures
#10
Ante Mrkonjic, Mats Geijer, Tommy Lindau, Magnus Tägil
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study of distal radius fractures was to determine if a subchondral haematoma in an unfractured compartment predicts secondary osteoarthritis. METHODS: In 1995-1997, 41 patients, 22 women, a median age of 41 years (20-57 years) with a displaced distal radius fracture underwent diagnostic wrist arthroscopy in addition to the fracture treatment. In 12 patients (7/12 women), subchondral haematomas were identified in a joint compartment not involved in the fracture...
June 2018: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880703/the-association-between-surgical-complications-and-the-possum-score-in-head-and-neck-reconstruction-a-retrospective-single-center-study
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Yohjiroh Makino, Katsuhiro Ishida, Keita Kishi, Hiroki Kodama, Takeshi Miyawaki
The Physiological and Operative Severity Score for the Enumeration of Mortality and Morbidity (POSSUM) is widely used to predict surgical complications affecting various organs. However, there are few reports about objective evaluation methods for head and neck surgery. In this study, we retrospectively examined the association between POSSUM score and actual surgical complications of head and neck reconstruction surgery. In total, 711 patients who underwent head and neck reconstruction after cancer extirpation between January 2007 and January 2015 were studied...
June 2018: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868941/do-rhomboid-flaps-provide-more-elongation-than-z-plasty-flaps-an-experimental-study
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Serdar Altun, Fatih Çakır, Mehmet Öztan, Mehmet İhsan Okur, Ali Bal
BACKGROUND AND AIM: A Z-plasty flap is one of the most widely used geometric relaxation methods to release contracture bands. A rhomboid flap is a lesser used geometric relaxation method than a Z-plasty flap. This study aimed to determine the length and rate of elongation provided by rhomboid and Z-plasty flaps. METHODS: Bilateral contracture bands were created in the inguinal skins of rats. A rhomboid flap was planned for the right side of the inguinal region, and a single Z-plasty flap was planned for the left side...
June 2018: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857656/diaphragm-reconstruction-combined-with-thoraco-abdominal-wall-reconstruction-after-tumor-resection
#13
Hiroaki Kuwahara, Juho Salo, Erkki Tukiainen
BACKGROUND: Thoraco-abdominal wall resection including diaphragm resection results in a challenging surgical defect. Various methods have been used for diaphragm reconstruction. The aim of this study was to describe our methods of diaphragm and thoraco-abdominal wall reconstruction after combined resection of these anatomical structures. METHODS: Twenty-one patients underwent diaphragm resection at our institution between 1997 and 2015. We used a mesh or direct closure for diaphragm defect and a mesh for chest wall stabilization...
June 2018: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799442/the-use-of-innervated-radial-artery-superficial-palmar-branch-perforator-free-flap-for-complex-digital-injuries-reconstruction
#14
Zhenglin Chi, Georgios Pafitanis, Luis Eduardo Parra Pont, Roshan Vijayan, Stefano Marcelli, Weiyang Gao, Zan Li, Xiao Zhou, Dajiang Song, Peng Yang
Loco-regional flaps have been widely used for the reconstruction of digital injuries without requiring microvascular anastomosis, however, they result in scarring and compromised functional outcomes. This study demonstrates our experience utilizing the innervated radial artery superficial palmar branch (RASPB) perforator free flap for complex digital injury reconstruction. From May 2007 to March 2014, the innervated RASPB perforator free flap was used to reconstruct 79 distal complex hand and digital soft tissue defects of which 14 were used to re-vascularise the distal digit in a flow-through fashion...
April 2018: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758551/retention-of-a-reconstructed-nipple-using-a-c-v-flap-with-different-layer-thicknesses-in-the-c-flap
#15
Yoshihiro Sowa, Sizu Itsukage, Kouichi Sakaguchi, Tetsuya Taguchi, Toshiaki Numajiri
BACKGROUND: The C-V flap for nipple reconstruction is now one of standard surgical techniques. But decreased projection is still a problem. In recent years, it has been suggested that projection can be more easily maintained when raising of the C-flap is performed with a split thickness dermis. In this study, we examined whether decrease of projection can be prevented by raising of a C-flap with a split dermis rather than with full dermis. METHODS: A total of 49 consecutive patients who underwent reconstruction of a nipple using the C-V flap technique were enrolled...
April 2018: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758536/gynecomastia-glandular-liposculpture-through-a-single-transaxillary-one-hole-incision
#16
Yung Ki Lee, Jun Hee Lee, Sang Yoon Kang
Gynecomastia is characterized by the benign proliferation of breast tissue in men. Herein, we present a new method for the treatment of gynecomastia, using ultrasound-assisted liposuction with both conventional and reverse-cutting edge tip cannulas in combination with a pull-through lipectomy technique with pituitary forceps through a single transaxillary incision. Thirty patients were treated with this technique at the author's institution from January 2010 to January 2015. Ten patients were treated with conventional surgical excision of the glandular/fibrous breast tissue combined with liposuction through a periareolar incision before January 2010...
April 2018: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708467/gender-differences-in-surgical-treatment-of-patients-with-cleft-lip-and-palate
#17
Anna Paganini, Camilla Hörfelt, Hans Mark
Numerous gender-based differences in medical treatment have been recognized due to conscious or unconscious perceptions, i.e. gender bias. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether gender differences exist in the surgical treatment of patients with cleft lip and palate (CLP) anomalies. This study is a retrospective review of 235 consecutive patients with non-syndromic unilateral CLP or bilateral CLP born between 1966 and 1986. Each chart was reviewed, and 2178 surgical procedures were registered and categorized as primary surgery (primary lip, palatal and alveolar repair) or secondary surgery (aesthetic and functional revision)...
April 2018: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708441/safe-monsplasty-technique
#18
Audrey Patoué, Antoine De Runz, Raphael Carloni, Sylvie Aillet, Eric Watier, Nicolas Bertheuil
INTRODUCTION: To improve their health and quality of life, obese patients undergo consultation after weight loss. In these patients, the sub-umbilical abdominal and pubic regions are often characterized by redundant skin, creating aesthetic and functional discomfort. Monsplasty is an important step in abdominoplasty or bodylift procedures. We report on an original technique used to correct deformity in the pubic region following weight loss. METHODS: All interventions were performed by the same surgeon between April and December 2015...
April 2018: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687048/a-core-undergraduate-curriculum-in-plastic-surgery-a-delphi-consensus-study-in-scandinavia
#19
Stian K Almeland, Andrew Lindford, Jais Oliver Berg, Emma Hansson
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: In recent years, undergraduate medical education has undergone a transition from a speciality-based to a more competence-based training system. Consequently, whilst medical knowledge is rapidly expanding, time for teaching of the surgical specialties is decreasing. Thus, there appears to be a need to define the core competences that are to be taught. The aim of this study was to establish a Scandinavian core undergraduate curriculum of competences in plastic surgery, using scientific methods...
April 2018: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686120/coincidence-or-complication-a-systematic-review-of-trigger-digit-after-carpal-tunnel-release
#20
Fu-Yu Lin, Chao-I Wu, Hsu-Tang Cheng
BACKGROUND: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and trigger digits are among the most common nontraumatic hand disorders treated by plastic surgeons. The onset of trigger digits after carpal tunnel release (CTR) has been inconsistently reported. This systematic review assessed the prevalence of trigger digits development in patients after CTR surgery. METHODS: We searched the MEDLINE, EMBASE and SCOPUS databases for papers published between January 1966 and August 2016...
April 2018: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
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