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Operative wound dehiscence

Erika Roddy, Mohammad Diab
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Short-term readmission rates are becoming widely utilized as a quality and performance metrics for hospitals. Data on unplanned short-term readmission after spine fusion for deformity in pædiatric patients is limited. PURPOSE: To characterize the rate and risk factors for short-term readmission after spine fusion for deformity in pædiatric patients. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study PATIENT SAMPLE: State In-Patient Databases from NY, UT, NE, FL, NC (years 2006-2010) and CA (years 2006-2011)...
October 17, 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
Shih-Lun Lo, Yu-Hsiu Yen, Pi-Jung Lee, Charles Chih-Ho Liu, Chi-Ming Pu
PURPOSE: The present study aimed to analyze multiple variables and to determine the factors influencing postoperative complications in reconstructive microsurgeries for head and neck cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective review of the medical records of patients with head and neck cancer who underwent free flap reconstruction after ablation surgery at the Cathay General Hospital (Taipei, Taiwan) from January 2010 to December 2014. Clinical and surgical procedure-related factors were retrieved from a database and analyzed...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Seth H Richman, Marcelo Bogliolo Piancastelli Siqueira, Kirk A McCullough, Mark J Berkowitz
BACKGROUND: K-wire fixation has been the most common method of fixation for hammertoe deformity. However intramedullary devices are gaining ground in both number of available choices and in procedures performed. This study aimed to compare the outcomes of hammertoe correction performed with K-wire fixation versus a novel intramedullary fusion device (CannuLink). METHODS: A retrospective review of hammertoe correction by a single surgeon was performed from June 2011 to December 2013...
October 18, 2016: Foot & Ankle International
Mona Taleb, Lydia Choi, Steve Kim
BACKGROUND: After wide local excision of cutaneous melanoma, large defects not amenable to simple primary closure are often covered with skin grafts. We report our experience using the rhomboid and keystone flaps to immediately close large axial and extremity wounds after potentially curative surgery for non-head and neck melanomas. METHODS: Between January 2011 and September 2016, demographic, operative, pathologic, and outcome data were prospectively collected on 60 patients who underwent wide local excision of melanoma followed by immediate flap reconstruction...
October 19, 2016: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
Raghu L Motaganahalli, Matthew R Smeds, Michael P Harlander-Locke, Peter F Lawrence, Naoki Fujimura, Randall R DeMartino, Giovanni De Caridi, Alberto Munoz, Sherene Shalhub, Susanna H Shin, Kwame S Amankwah, Hugh A Gelabert, David A Rigberg, Jeffrey J Siracuse, Alik Farber, E Sebastian Debus, Christian Behrendt, Jin H Joh, Naveed U Saqib, Kristofer M Charlton-Ouw, Catherine M Wittgen
BACKGROUND: Adventitial cystic disease (ACD) is an unusual arteriopathy; case reports and small series constitute the available literature regarding treatment. We sought to examine the presentation, contemporary management, and long-term outcomes using a multi-institutional database. METHODS: Using a standardized database, 14 institutions retrospectively collected demographics, comorbidities, presentation/symptoms, imaging, treatment, and follow-up data on consecutive patients treated for ACD during a 10-year period, using Society for Vascular Surgery reporting standards for limb ischemia...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Jiwon Sarah Park, Jennifer H Kuo, J Nilas Young, Michael S Wong
BACKGROUND: Rigid sternal fixation (RSF) has been shown to reduce sternal wound complications in high-risk patients. However, the higher initial cost continues to deter its use. This study evaluates the cost of caring for high-risk sternotomy patients who underwent RSF compared with those who underwent sternal closure with a modified wire technique (MWT). METHODS: A retrospective single institution review of high-risk patients who underwent MWT (n = 45) and RSF (n = 30) for primary sternal closure from 2006 to 2009 was conducted...
October 6, 2016: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Seong-Beom Kim, Pil-Young Yun, Young-Kyun Kim
BACKGROUND: Mucous retention cyst refers to a cyst made by expansion due to the blockage of the salivary gland near the maxillary sinus, and it is surrounded by epithelial cells. Most of them are small; therefore, they cannot be found well and are frequently with antral polyp. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical prognosis of sinus bone graft in patients with mucous retention cyst. METHODS: This study was performed retrospectively on 23 patients who had sinus bone graft...
December 2016: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Jiro Kimura, Kenji Okumura, Hideki Katagiri, Alan Kawarai Lefor, Ken Mizokami, Tadao Kubota
INTRODUCTION: Omental hemorrhage results from rupture of the omental vessels. There are many causes of omental hemorrhage including trauma, aneurysm, and vasculitis. Idiopathic omental hemorrhage is a rare cause of an acute abdomen, which is potentially life-threatening. We report a patient with idiopathic omental hemorrhage, which may have been caused by overeating. CASE PRESENTATION: A 29-year-old man without a history of trauma, bleeding disorders, or other significant medical history, presented with left upper quadrant pain, which began after overeating the previous evening...
October 4, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Kristen Nelson-McMillan, Christoph P Hornik, Xia He, Luca A Vricella, Jeffrey P Jacobs, Kevin D Hill, Sara K Pasquali, Diane E Alejo, Duke E Cameron, Marshall L Jacobs
BACKGROUND: Delayed sternal closure (DSC) is commonly used to optimize hemodynamic stability after neonatal and infant heart surgery. We hypothesized that duration of sternum left open (SLO) was associated with rate of infection complications, and that location of sternal closure may mitigate infection risk. METHODS: Infants (age ≤365 days) undergoing index operations with cardiopulmonary bypass and DSC at STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database centers (from 2007 to 2013) with adequate data quality were included...
October 6, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
A Brescia, F Tomassini, G Berardi, M Pezzatini, A Dall'Oglio, F Pindozzi, M Gasparrini
BACKGROUND: Patients requiring ventral hernia (VH) repair during perioperative chemotherapy have a higher risk for post-operative complications. The aim of the study was to perform a case-controlled analysis in patients undergoing chemotherapy who underwent VH repair using biological mesh or synthetic mesh. METHODS: From January 2013 to December 2015, 32 patients, within 8 weeks from chemotherapy administration, were treated electively for VH repair using a biological mesh (BIOMESH)...
October 6, 2016: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
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
Dominik Duscher, Michael S Pollhammer, Raphael Wenny, Andreas Shamiyeh, Manfred Schmidt, Georg M Huemer
INTRODUCTION: Surgical wound closure is often complicated by suture-related issues. The recent introduction of knotless barbed sutures may address the shortcomings of conventional sutures and offer the additional benefit of reduced operating time. In this paper, we describe our experience with barbed sutures for body-contouring procedures. We share technical insights and evaluate postoperative complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective assessment of prospectively collected data over a period of more than 5 years was undertaken...
October 3, 2016: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Fabian Medved, Robert Haas, Cedric Bösch, Roderick F Pronk, Till Fischborn, Hans-Eberhard Schaller, Laurenz Weitgasser
PURPOSE: Rodent in vivo models that successfully generate new adipose, muscle, or vascular tissue in a tissue-engineering chamber (TEC) has advanced in the last decade. In this article, technical refinements in these operative foreign body implantations have been described to improve the execution of animal models in a way so that they can reduce wastage of time and resources. MATERIALS & METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats were studied and randomly divided into two equal sized groups...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
Ki Wook Sung, Won Jai Lee, In Sik Yun, Dong Won Lee
BACKGROUND: Perineal defects are commonly encountered during the treatment of conditions such as malignancy, infectious disease, and trauma. Covering large defects in the perineal area is challenging due to its complicated anatomy and the need for functional preservation. METHODS: Fourteen patients who underwent reconstructive surgery with multiple perforator flaps for defects >100 cm(2) in the perineal area were included in this retrospective cohort study. Characteristics of the perforator flap operation and postoperative outcomes were reviewed...
September 2016: Archives of Plastic Surgery
J Cornish, R L Harries, D Bosanquet, B Rees, J Ansell, N Frewer, P K Dhruva Rao, C Parry, R Ellis-Owen, S M Phillips, C Morris, J Horwood, M L Davies, M M Davies, R Hargest, Z Davies, J Hilton, D Harris, A Ben-Sassi, R Rajagopal, D Hanratty, S Islam, A Watkins, N Bashir, S Jones, I R Russell, J Torkington
BACKGROUND: Incisional hernias are common complications of midline closure following abdominal surgery and cause significant morbidity, impaired quality of life and increased health care costs. The 'Hughes Repair' combines a standard mass closure with a series of horizontal and two vertical mattress sutures within a single suture. This theoretically distributes the load along the incision length as well as across it. There is evidence to suggest that this technique is as effective as mesh repair for the operative management of incisional hernias; however, no trials have compared the Hughes Repair with standard mass closure for the prevention of incisional hernia formation following a midline incision...
September 15, 2016: Trials
Eric Todd Scheyer, Rick Heard, Jim Janakievski, George Mandelaris, Marc L Nevins, Stephen R Pickering, Christopher R Richardson, Bryan Pope, Gregory Toback, Diego Velásquez, Heiner Nagursky
AIM: To compare the effectiveness of two-ridge preservation treatments. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty subjects with extraction sockets exhibiting substantial buccal dehiscences were enrolled and randomized across 10 standardized centres. Treatments were demineralized allograft plus reconstituted and cross-linked collagen membrane (DFDBA + RECXC) or deproteinized bovine bone mineral with collagen plus native, bilayer collagen membrane (DBBMC + NBCM). Socket dimensions were recorded at baseline and 6 months...
September 12, 2016: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
Satoshi Takayama, Takeshi Yamamoto, Chiduru Tsuchiya, Hideo Noguchi, Junko Sato, Yoshinori Ishii
BACKGROUND: Steri-Strips (3M, Two Harbors, MN, USA) have recently been employed for skin closures after orthopedic surgeries. Here we compare the performance of Steri-Strips and skin staples for wound closure after primary total knee arthroplasties (TKAs). METHODS: A total of 76 consecutive osteoarthritic knees (71 patients) that underwent a primary TKA at our facility were included in this study. Thirty-eight knees received Steri-Strips for wound closure and were evaluated prospectively...
September 6, 2016: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
B D Ashman, C Kong, K J Wing, M J Penner, K E Bugler, T O White, A S E Younger
AIMS: Patients with diabetes are at increased risk of wound complications after open reduction and internal fixation of unstable ankle fractures. A fibular nail avoids large surgical incisions and allows anatomical reduction of the mortise. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the results of fluoroscopy-guided reduction and percutaneous fibular nail fixation for unstable Weber type B or C fractures in 24 adult patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes...
September 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
Floor J Backes, Adam C ElNaggar, Michael Ryan Farrell, Lorna A Brudie, Sarfraz Ahmad, Ritu Salani, David E Cohn, Robert W Holloway, Jeffrey M Fowler, David M O'Malley
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to compare outcomes of endometrial cancer (EMCA) staging in elderly patients performed either robotically or via laparotomy. METHODS: A retrospective, multi-institutional chart review was conducted of all robotic and laparotomy staging surgeries for EMCA between 2003 and 2009. Charts were reviewed for intraoperative and postoperative complications and morbidities. RESULTS: Seven hundred forty-six women were identified who had undergone EMCA staging either robotically or via laparotomy; 89 and 93 patients 70 years or older underwent staging for EMCA via robotic and laparotomy, respectively...
August 29, 2016: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
Kristen E Elstner, John W Read, Omar Rodriguez-Acevedo, Kevin Ho-Shon, John Magnussen, Nabeel Ibrahim
BACKGROUND: A rarely used technique for enabling closure of large ventral hernias with loss of domain is preoperative progressive pneumoperitoneum (PPP), which uses intermittent insufflation to gradually stretch the contracted abdominal wall muscles, increasing the capacity of the abdominal cavity. This allows the re-introduction of herniated viscera into the abdominal cavity and assists in closure of giant hernias which may otherwise be considered inoperable. METHODS: This was a prospective study assessing 16 patients between 2013 and 2015 with multi-recurrent ventral hernia...
August 29, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
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