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Plastic surgery infection

Steven A Ovadia, Yasmina Zoghbi, Seth R Thaller
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infections, also referred to as wound infections, are commonly studied within the plastic surgery literature. The definition of these terms is not standardized in the literature. Individual studies may select criteria to use in identifying infection. This may have important implications upon interpretation of study results. METHODS: Studies evaluating surgical site infection in the plastic surgery literature were identified through search of the MEDLINE database across the five year period ending March 2016...
October 17, 2016: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Matthew R Moralle, Nicholas D Stekas, Mark C Reilly, Michael S Sirkin, Mark R Adams
INTRODUCTION: Chronic osteomyelitis is a disease that requires fastidious treatment to eliminate. However, when eradication is unable to be achieved through exhaustive modalities of antibiotic therapy and multiple debridements, significant resection of the infected bone and soft tissue must be considered, including amputation. Here we report of a salvage procedure for chronic osteomyelitis of the left tibia by employing a rotationplasty to avoid an above knee amputation and instead provide the patient with a below knee amputation...
April 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
Bo Young Park, Jungwoo Kwon, So Ra Kang, Seung Eun Hong
BACKGROUND: In an increasing number of lawsuits doctors lose, despite providing preoperative patient education, because of failure to prove informed consent. We analyzed judicial precedents associated with insufficient informed consent to identify judicial factors and trends related to aesthetic surgery medical litigation. METHODS: We collected data from civil trials between 1995 and 2015 that were related to aesthetic surgery and resulted in findings of insufficient informed consent...
September 2016: Archives of Plastic Surgery
Krishna Patel, Kathleyn Brandstetter
Allogenic implants are an effective alternative to autologous grafts in the reconstruction of facial defects. These implants are used to reconstruct a variety of bony and soft-tissue defects, including the frontal and temporal regions; internal orbit; infraorbital rim; malar, paranasal, and nasal regions; mandible; and chin. In comparison to their autologous counterparts, alloplastic materials are more readily available, lack donor-site morbidity, decrease surgical time and cost, and still have relatively good postoperative tissue tolerance...
October 2016: Facial Plastic Surgery: FPS
Ian L Valerio, Jennifer M Sabino, Christopher L Dearth
Background: A large volume of service members have sustained complex injuries during Operations Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Enduring Freedom (OEF). These injuries are complicated by contamination with particulate and foreign materials, have high rates of bacterial and/or fungal infections, are often composite-type defects with massive soft tissue wounds, and usually have multisystem involvement. While traditional treatment modalities remain a mainstay for optimal wound care, traditional reconstruction approaches alone may be inadequate to fully address the scope and magnitude of such massive complex wounds...
September 1, 2016: Advances in Wound Care
L Zikmund
AIM: In the contemporary medicine, strong emphasis is put on early closing of body surface defects, which contributes to good and early healing, but, of course, closes the entrance gate for possible infection as well. The easiest closing of the defect is the direct suture of the emerged wound. But some defects are of such an extent, so their closure is necessary to handle other way than simple suture, e.g. by rotating flap plastic surgery. In the paper are evaluated results of flap surgery technique in 56 patients...
2016: Ceská a Slovenská Oftalmologie
Elena Pacella, Daniele Mipatrini, Fernanda Pacella, Giulia Amorelli, Andrea Bottone, Gianpaolo Smaldone, Paolo Turchetti, Giuseppe La Torre
BACKGROUND: Frontalis suspension surgery is considered the procedure of choice in cases of blepharoptosis. Among all the materials used in this type of surgery, ophthalmic and plastic surgeons prefer to use autologous Fascia Lata. However, during years, other autogenous and exogenous materials have been introduced. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was therefore that of systematically reviewing the functional results and the rate of complications of different synthetic materials, as compared to autogenous Fascia Lata...
2016: PloS One
Makoto Taguchi, Takaaki Inoue, Teruhisa Nishida, Shigenari Kawakita, Kouei Muguruma, Takashi Murota, Hidefumi Kinoshita, Tadashi Matsuda
We report a rare case of a traumatic dislocation of the penis. The patient was a 39-year-old man who was ambulanced to our hospital because of a motorbike accident. He was diagnosed to have a pelvic fracture. He was admitted to our department because of his urinary retention and lower abdominal pain. Only the penile skin was left as the genital organ, and neither the penis nor the glans penis was palpable. As the computed tomography scan of the abdomen revealed the dislocation of the penis under the skin in the foreside of the pubic bone, urinary retention due to the traumatic dislocation of the penis was diagnosed, and a percutaneous cystostomy was performed...
August 2016: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
Yoshiaki Sakamoto, Eric Arnaud
In cases of skull trauma, emergency surgery for cranial decompression typically involves the shortest approach, with the incision lying directly on or immediately near the bony defect. Subsequent reconstructive plastic surgery for the skull is difficult in such cases because incisions taken on the previous scar overlying the bony defect are prone to dehiscence and infection. Herein, we describe a technique for creating a well-vascularized delayed skin flap via multistaged operation before the actual skull reconstruction...
August 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Sigal Tal, Hillel S Maresky, Theodore Bryan, Ella Ziv, Dov Klein, Assaf Persitz, Lior Heller
BACKGROUND: Despite being considered a non-invasive procedure, injections can cause adverse outcomes including infections, overfilling, asymmetry, foreign body granulomas, and reactions that lead to scarring. Complications may be associated with the procedure itself, the physician's technique, and/or the type of agent injected. In these instances, it is important to be able locate and identify the substance used. This study investigated the viability of using MRI to correctly identify injected substances, their symmetry of distribution, and related complications...
2016: Head & Face Medicine
A Y Mushkin, E Y Malyarova, V A Evseev, P K Yablonskii
DESIGN: Case report. INTRODUCTION: The combination of severe post-infectious kyphosis and diaphragm relaxation is extremely rare in patient early than 1 year old. Its no publications concerning their simultaneous surgical treatment. CASE DESCRIPTION: 7-Month-old girl had simultaneous spinal reconstruction with anterior and posterior instrumentation and plastic of diaphragm because of sequelae of non-granulenatous spondylitis complicated by severe kyphosis (54°) and diaphragm relaxation...
2016: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
Qing-Bo Lv, Xiang Gao, Ding-Sheng Lin, Yun Chen, Bin Cao, Kai-Liang Zhou
Partial necrosis of skin flaps continues to restrict the survival of local skin flaps following plastic and reconstructive surgeries. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of diammonium glycyrrhizinate (DG), a salt of glycyrrhetinic acid that has been widely used in the therapy of chronic hepatitis and human immunodeficiency virus infection, on random skin flap survival in rats. McFarlane flaps were established in 60 male Sprague-Dawley rats randomly divided into three groups. Group I served as the control group and was injected with saline (10 mg/kg) once per day...
September 2016: Biomedical Reports
Ali Ebrahimi, Nasrin Nejadsarvari, Hamid Reza Rasouli, Azin Ebrahimi
BACKGROUND: Anterior cranial bone defects secondary to global war cranial defects pose a unique reconstructive challenge. The objective of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of alloplastic reconstructions of cranial bone with titanium mesh and fat graft after warfare-related cranial trauma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirty-five patients at the plastic and reconstructive surgery ward of our hospital underwent anterior cranioplasty with titanium mesh with or without fat grafts from lower abdominal wall...
January 2016: Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery
Bridget Harrison, Ibrahim Khansa, Jeffrey E Janis
Reconstructive plastic surgery is vital in assisting patients with reintegration into society after events such as tumor extirpation, trauma, or infection have left them with a deficit of normal tissue. Apart from performing a technically sound operation, the plastic surgeon must stack the odds in the favor of the patient by optimizing them before and after surgery. The surgeon must look beyond the wound, at the entire patient, and apply fundamental principles of patient optimization. This article reviews the evidence behind the principles of patient optimization that are commonly used in reconstructive surgery patients...
September 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Samiul Muquit, Ahmad Abdelhai Moussa, Surajit Basu
Failure of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) may be due to hardware problems, migration of electrodes and, in the long-term, plasticity in the spinal cord with habituation to the stimulation current. We describe a series of seven patients who experienced acute therapeutic loss of SCS effects following an acute nociceptive event unrelated to primary pathology. There were no hardware problems. We called this 'Pseudofailure', as the effective stimulation returned in all patients following a period off stimulation or reprogramming...
May 2016: British Journal of Pain
Jonathan I Leckenby, Adriaan O Grobbelaar
BACKGROUND: 160,000 joint replacements are performed each year in the UK. After multiple revisions, soft tissues become sub-optimal and chronic wounds develop causing infection or metalwork extrusion. We present our experience of 155 patients at a tertiary orthopaedic hospital. METHODS: A chart review of patients whom required reconstruction as a result of complex joint revision surgery was performed between January 2006 and January 2015. All primary joint replacements were excluded...
August 15, 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Pallavi A Kumbla, Nathan Lee, Mary K Kimbrough
Mucormycosis is a rare fungal infection in immunocompetent patients. It is not commonly seen in trauma patients who sustain multisystem injuries and are often exposed to numerous infectious sources. A multidisciplinary approach between medical and surgical specialties is crucial to ensuring timely diagnosis and treatment as morbidity and mortality can be high once acquired. In addition to antifungal therapy, radical debridement and reconstruction by plastic surgery is often necessary. Review of the literature shows that there is no definitive reconstructive technique for mucormycosis of the forehead and sinuses because the amount of tissue destruction may be varied in location and depth, therefore requiring varying extents of debridement...
July 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Addisu Mesfin, Daniel M Sciubba, Nicolas Dea, Anick Nater, Justin E Bird, Nasir A Quraishi, Charles G Fisher, John H Shin, Michael G Fehlings, Naresh Kumar, Michelle J Clarke
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review. OBJECTIVE: To identify risk factors and preventive methods for wound complications and instrumentation failure after metastatic spine surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: We focused on two postoperative complications of metastatic spine tumor surgery: wound complications and instrumentation failure and preventive measures. METHODS: We performed a systematic review of the literature from 1980 to 2015...
October 15, 2016: Spine
A Belkhou, C François, Y Bennis, V Duquennoy-Martinot, P Guerreschi
Congenital skin aplasia, or aplasia cutis congenita (ACC) is a rare congenital disease. It is characterized by the absence of skin at birth, localized or widespread, of one or several areas. This condition commonly involve the scalp but can also involve more rarely the trunk or limbs. However it is most frequently an isolated disorder, it can be associated with other anomalies, such as the Adams-Oliver syndrome, the association with a fetus papyraceus or with an epidermolysis bullosa. Many hypothesis have been suggested: vascular, genetic, traumatic, pharmacological or an anomaly in the neural tube closure process, but the exact mechanism is still unknown...
October 2016: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
Cedric Hunter, Lorne Rosenfield, Elena Silverstein, Panayiota Petrou-Zeniou
BACKGROUND: Up to 20 percent of the general population is persistently colonized with Staphylococcus aureus, and 1 to 3 percent of the population is colonized with community-acquired methicillin-resistant S. aureus. Currently, the knowledge of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriage sites other than the nose, and their effect on surgical site infections in cosmetic surgery, is lacking. METHODS: A comprehensive literature review using the PubMed database to analyze prevalence, anatomical carrier sites, current screening and decontamination protocols and guidelines, and methicillin-resistant S...
August 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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