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Ryan P Mulligan, Frederick M Azar, Thomas W Throckmorton
BACKGROUND: Glenoid component positioning in revision shoulder arthroplasty is difficult because of distorted anatomic landmarks and scarring in and around the glenoid vault. This study compared glenoid component version in revision total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) and reverse TSA (RTSA) using traditional instrumentation vs. a generic glenoid targeting guide. METHODS: Radiographs of 50 shoulders undergoing revision arthroplasty were reviewed by an independent reviewer...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Michael P Gaspar, Hesham M Abdelfattah, Ian W Welch, Michael M Vosbikian, Patrick M Kane, Mark S Rekant
BACKGROUND: Perineural scarring of the ulnar nerve is a predominant cause of symptom recurrence after surgical treatment for primary cubital tunnel syndrome (CuTS). We report our preliminary experience in revision ulnar nerve decompression and nerve wrapping with an amniotic membrane allograft adhesion barrier for treatment of recurrent CuTS. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review with prospective follow-up of patients with recurrent CuTS who were treated with revision neurolysis with amniotic membrane nerve wrapping...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
K L M Pfistermüller, S Manoharan, D Desai, P M Cuckow
INTRODUCTION: Repair of severe primary and revision hypospadias is a demanding procedure. Debate continues as to whether a two-stage approach or single-stage technique is superior. The two-stage procedure with a free graft involves penile straightening followed by application of a graft for the neourethral plate at stage one; with tubularization at stage two after graft maturation. OBJECTIVE: To report the outcomes of a single surgeon's experience with the two-stage repair using a free graft for both severe primary and revision hypospadias with long-term follow-up...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Urology
François Simon, Charlotte Celerier, Erea-Noël Garabedian, Françoise Denoyelle
OBJECTIVE: Cryptotia is one of the most common malformations of the upper auricle with aesthetic and functional consequences, however there is no standard treatment. We present the surgical technique and results of a kite flap procedure which can be used in the different cryptotia subtypes. METHODS: We reviewed all patients treated in our department from 2010 to 2015, using a mastoid fascia kite flap technique. The incision of this local flap follows the retro-auricular sulcus along the rim of the helix superiorly and drawing a skin paddle inferiorly...
November 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Tina T Thomas, Daniel H Teitelbaum, Ethan A Smith, Jonathan R Dillman, Ranjith Vellody, Marcus D Jarboe
PURPOSE: Surgical procedures for high imperforate anus have ranged from the posterior sagittal anorectoplasty (PSARP) to laparoscopic-assisted anorectoplasty (LAARP). PSARP bisects the sphincter muscle complex, introducing muscle injury and scarring. LAARP uses a straight trocar to traverse an often non-linear sphincter muscle complex. MRI-assisted LAARP (MRI-LAARP) guides the neorectum precisely through the middle of the entire sphincter complex along its trajectory. We present our experience utilizing MRI intraoperatively during LAARP...
October 8, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
Ryan Sauber, George Saborio, Beth M Nickel, Benjamin R Kivlan, John J Christoforetti
Advanced hip joint-preserving arthroscopic techniques have been shown to improve patient-reported functional outcomes with low rates of postoperative complications. Prior work has shown that formation of adhesive scar is a potential source of persistent pain and cause for revision surgery. As resources for postoperative in-studio physical therapy become scarce, a home-based strategy to avoid scar formation without adding formal therapy cost may be beneficial. The purpose of this technical note is to introduce a patient-centered educational video technique for home-caregiver delivery of manual hip pendulum exercises in the postoperative setting...
August 2016: Arthroscopy Techniques
Francesco Greco
BACKGROUND: Recent data show that some patients will have insufficient weight loss or experience weight regain after sleeve gastrectomy. Dilation of the sleeve over time or use of an inadequate technique may contribute to relapse of morbid obesity. Repeat sleeve gastrectomy is the most obvious option but requires stapling of scarred tissue, has a higher risk of leakage, and is prone to re-enlargement with time. We herein describe a simple and innovative technique with which to revise vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG) into functional single-anastomosis gastric bypass (f-SAGB)...
October 5, 2016: Obesity Surgery
D Slullitel, H Galán, V F Della, F Ibañez
INTRODUCTION: The surgical treatment of acromioclavicular dislocation remains controversial. We describe herein a combined two-stage technique that includes an arthroscopic approach followed by a mini-invasive approach. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 41 patients with acromioclavicular dislocation grades III, IV and V. Acute and chronic lesions and revision surgeries were included during the follow-up. Patients with other shoulder conditions were excluded. Mean age was 28...
January 2016: Acta Ortopédica Mexicana
Mohammad Ebrahim Yarmohammadi, Hassan Ghasemi, Farhad Jafari, Pupak Izadi, Mohammadreza Jalali Nadoushan, Narges Saghari Chin
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the results of a teamwork revision endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) in eyes with previously failed external DCR. METHODS: This retrospective study was performed on 50 failed external DCR subjects who underwent a teamwork revision endoscopic DCR by an ophthalmologist and an otolaryngologist. Paranasal sinus CT scanning was performed for each patient before the revision surgery. During surgery, any abnormal tissue noticed before silicone intubation was sent for pathological evaluation...
July 2016: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
Ashley Ralston, Patti Ogden, Michael H Kohrman, David M Frim
Vagus nerve stimulators (VNSs) are currently an accepted treatment for intractable epilepsy not amenable to ablative surgery. Battery death and lead damage are the main reasons for reoperation in patients with VNSs. In general, any damage to the lead requires revision surgery to remove the helical electrodes from the vagus nerve and replace the electrode array and wire. The electrodes are typically scarred and difficult to remove from the vagus nerve without injury. The authors describe 6 patients with VNSs who presented with low lead impedance on diagnostic testing, leading to the intraoperative finding of lead insulation disruption, or who were found incidentally at the time of implantable pulse generator battery replacement to have a tear in the outer insulation of the electrode wire...
September 9, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
Diego A Orozco Villaseñor, Markus A Wimmer
The aim of this study was to determine how representative wear scars of simulator-tested polyethylene (PE) inserts compare with retrieved PE inserts from total knee replacement (TKR). By means of a nonparametric self-organizing feature map (SOFM), wear scar images of 21 postmortem- and 54 revision-retrieved components were compared with six simulator-tested components that were tested either in displacement or in load control according to ISO protocols. The SOFM network was then trained with the wear scar images of postmortem-retrieved components since those are considered well-functioning at the time of retrieval...
2016: BioMed Research International
Dae-Jung Choi, Je-Tea Jung, Sang-Jin Lee, Young-Sang Kim, Han-Jin Jang, Bang Yoo
The major problems of revision surgery for recurrent lumbar disc herniation (LDH) include limited visualization due to adhesion of scar tissue, restricted handling of neural structures in insufficient visual field, and consequent higher risk of a dura tear and nerve root injury. Therefore, clear differentiation of neural structures from scar tissue and adhesiolysis performed while preserving stability of the remnant facet joint would lower the risk of complications and unnecessary fusion surgery. Biportal endoscopic spine surgery has several merits including sufficient magnification with panoramic view under very high illumination and free handling of instruments normally impossible in open spine surgery...
September 2016: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery
Michelle E Wilson, Priya Gupta, Kevin V Tran, Karun S Arora, Chun-Hao Lee, Dolly S Chang, David S Friedman
PURPOSE: Needling of a scarred trabeculectomy bleb is often performed in the office using a slit-lamp microscope as an alternative to additional surgery to lower intraocular pressure (IOP). However, the success rate in an office setting is highly variable, with reported success rates as low as 13%. We report a retrospective assessment of an intraoperative needling technique for reviving failed blebs. DESIGN: A retrospective chart review. PARTICIPANTS: Patients undergoing the intraoperative modified bleb revision technique in the setting of a failed trabeculectomy due to scarring at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital between August 16, 2010 and August 29, 2012...
September 2016: Journal of Glaucoma
Ryckie G Wade, Francesco Marongiu, Elaine M Sassoon, Richard M Haywood, Rozina S Ali, Andrea Figus
INTRODUCTION: Women undergoing unilateral deep inferior epigastric artery perforator (DIEP) flap breast reconstruction may be offered a contralateral symmetrisation either at the time of reconstruction (simultaneous/immediate) or at a later stage (delayed). Simultaneous contralateral breast symmetrisation may be more beneficial to patients and healthcare institutions by avoiding staged surgery, although there is limited evidence on which to base practice. This deficit formed the rationale for our study...
October 2016: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
Jon R Davids, Kevin Diaz, Thu-Ba Leba, Samuel Adams, David E Westberry, Anita M Bagley
BACKGROUND: Children who have had surgery involving the placement of an implant frequently undergo a subsequent surgery for hardware removal. The cosmesis of surgical scars following initial and subsequent surgeries is unpredictable. Scar incision (subsequent surgical incision through the initial scar) or excision (around the initial scar) is selected on the basis of the quality of the initial scar. The outcomes following these techniques have not been determined. METHODS: This prospective, consecutive case series was designed to compare outcomes following surgical scar incision versus excision at the time of implant removal in children with cerebral palsy...
August 17, 2016: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
Meghan C McCullough, Margaret Roubard, Erik Wolfswinkel, Artur Fahradyan, William Magee
BACKGROUND: Despite advances in the field of tissue expansion, the face is especially difficult to reconstruct using this technique due to its dynamic nature and high incidence of distortional scarring. This article aimed to review complications seen in pediatric facial tissue expansion, specifically ectropion, as well as its restorative treatment. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of pediatric patients treated by tissue expansion for congenital facial lesions, trauma, or burns at Children's Hospital Los Angeles from January 2000 to present was performed...
August 13, 2016: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Amy R Best, Taha Z Shipchandler, Susan R Cordes
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Assess long-term patient satisfaction with conventional thyroidectomy scars and the impact of thyroidectomy scars on patient quality of life. STUDY DESIGN: Validated survey administration and retrospective review of clinical and demographic data. METHODS: Patients who underwent conventional thyroidectomy through years 2000 to 2010 were identified and administered the validated Patient Scar Assessment Questionnaire. Mean satisfaction, appearance and scar-consciousness scores were determined...
August 13, 2016: Laryngoscope
Wael K A Hussein, Hossam M T Foda
The pollybeak deformity is one of the commonest causes of revision rhinoplasty. The Middle Eastern nose has certain criteria that predispose to the development of pollybeak deformity. The aim of this study is to detect the factors contributing to the development of pollybeak deformity in the Middle Eastern nose and methods used to prevent as well as to treat such deformity. Out of the 1,160 revision patients included in this study, 720 (62%) patients had a pollybeak deformity. The commonest contributing factors included underprojected tip with poor support in 490 (68%) patients, excessive supratip scarring in 259 (36%) patients, overresected bony dorsum in 202 (28%) patients, and high anterior septal angle in 173 (24%) patients...
August 2016: Facial Plastic Surgery: FPS
Steven H Bailey, Dax Guenther, Fadi Constantine, Rod J Rohrich
Gynecomastia is a benign proliferation of male breast glandular tissue. Gynecomastia can affect men at any stage of life. Traditional treatment options involved excisional surgeries with periareolar or T-shaped scars, which can leave more visible scars on the chest. The technique presented represents a technique used by the senior author, which relies on ultrasonic liposuction and pull-through technique to remove breast tissue. A retrospective chart review was performed, including all patients who were treated, from 2000 to 2013 by the senior author, for gynecomastia...
June 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
June-Kyu Kim, Jun-Young Jang, Yoon Gi Hong, Hyung Bo Sim, Sang Hoon Sun
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to develop a new surgical technique by combining traditional abdominoplasty with liposuction. This combination of operations permits simpler and more accurate management of various abdominal deformities. In lipoabdominoplasty, the combination of techniques is of paramount concern. Herein, we introduce a new combination of liposuction and abdominoplasty using deep-plane flap sliding to maximize the benefits of both techniques. METHODS: Deep-plane lipoabdominoplasty was performed in 143 patients between January 2007 and May 2014...
July 2016: Archives of Plastic Surgery
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