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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720057/use-of-integra-in-the-management-of-complex-hand-wounds-from-cancer-resection-and-nonburn-trauma
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Michael Reynolds, David A Kelly, Nicholas J Walker, Clayton Crantford, Anthony J Defranzo
BACKGROUND: Despite extensive use of Integra in burn reconstruction, little has been published regarding its utility in complex hand wounds from nonburn trauma or cancer resection. This study aimed to review outcomes following Integra use for hand reconstruction following cancer resection or nonburn trauma with exposed bone, joints, and/or tendons. METHODS: Retrospective review was performed of patients undergoing hand reconstruction with Integra for exposed bones, joints, or tendons over a 6-year period at a single institution...
February 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713704/the-anterior-interosseus-artery-perforator-flap-anatomical-dissections-and-clinical-study
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Nikhil S Panse, Sheetal B Joshi, Parag B Sahasrabudhe, B Bahetee, Pradnya Gurude, Ajay Chandanwale
BACKGROUND: Reconstruction of upper extremity deformities continues to be a challenge to the reconstructive surgeon. Various loco regional, distant and free flaps are available for reconstruction. However, each has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Of the commonly performed local flaps, radial artery forearm flap, and the posterior interosseus artery flap stand out prominently. Recently, perforator propeller flaps have been used for resurfacing the upper extremity. The anterior interosseus artery perforator flap is an uncommonly used and described flap...
May 2017: World Journal of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693649/morphological-and-molecular-characterization-of-tarantobelus-arachnicida-gen-n-sp-n-nematoda-rhabditida-brevibuccidae-a-parasitic-nematode-of-tarantulas
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J Abolafia, R Peña-Santiago
A new genus and new species, Tarantobelus arachnicida, was found in the oral opening of tarantula spiders bred in captivity in Poland. The new species is characterized by having a small body (0.77-0.95 mm long in females and 0.66-0.84 mm in males), cuticle poorly annulated by transverse incisures, lateral field inconspicuous, lips separated with small cuticular flaps topping each lip, stoma panagrolaimoid with gymnostom well developed with robust and refringent rhabdia, pharynx panagrolaimoid with isthmus slightly longer than the basal bulb, intestine with cardiac (anterior) and rectal (posterior) areas with narrower walls...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Helminthology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688798/place-of-the-reposition-flap-in-the-treatment-of-distal-amputations-of-the-fingers
#4
Mohamed Ali Sbai, Mayssa El M'chirgui, Riadh Maalla, Adel Khorbi
PURPOSE: Distal finger amputations pose a therapeutic problem with the distal fragment quality. Reimplantation remains the reference treatment for functional and aesthetic recovery of the hand. The interest of this study is to propose the reposition flap as an alternative to different hedging techniques in the proximal stump, in many situations where revascularization is impossible. It consists in osteosynthesis of the bone fragment and its coverage by a pedicled local flap. METHODS: The technique of reposition flap was evaluated retrospectively between 2003 and 2016 through a study of 13 patients compiled in Nabeul orthopedic department...
June 19, 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678689/a-clinical-approach-to-animal-bites-with-an-avulsion-flap-a-case-report
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Andrew Williamson, Cyril Thomas
INTRODUCTION: Animal bites are a common reason for visits to the Emergency Department in the US and worldwide. There are many different approaches to managing these wounds. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of a 90-year-old white woman who sustained a large dog bite to her hand, over the dorsal aspect of the first metacarpal. We used the avulsion flap as a biologic dressing and employed a perforating technique to successfully treat the wound and allow for optimal wound healing...
2017: Permanente Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673621/technical-points-of-5-free-vascularized-flaps-for-the-hand-repairs
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REVIEW
Jing Chen, Reena Bhatt, Jin Bo Tang
In this article, we present the experiences from Chinese microsurgeons on 5 less commonly used free vascularized flaps in hand reconstruction. In many units in China, these flaps have become the mainstays of treatment; they are routinely used for fingertip and thumb reconstruction. Their combined experience has demonstrated the reliability and versatility of these flaps for hand reconstruction, as well as their cosmetic value.
August 2017: Hand Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673620/microsurgical-flaps-in%C3%A2-repair-and-reconstruction-of-the-hand
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REVIEW
Shimpei Ono, Sandeep J Sebastin, Hiroyuki Ohi, Kevin C Chung
The authors' strategy for soft-tissue coverage of the hand is presented. The concept of replacing like with like and reconstruction with similar adjacent tissue enhances functional and aesthetic outcomes. In this viewpoint, the pedicle perforator flap is an ideal flap. A decision-making algorithm to select an ideal flap for a particular hand defect is challenging, requiring experiential consideration of functional outcome, appearance, donor-site morbidity, and patient satisfaction. To assist surgeons in determining the most appropriate flap with more evidence, studies are necessary to compare the outcomes of each flap by evaluating hand function, aesthetics, donor site morbidity, and patient satisfaction...
August 2017: Hand Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658139/computer-designed-surgical-guide-template-compared-with-free-hand-operation-for-mesiodens-extraction-in-premaxilla-using-trapdoor-method
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Ying Kai Hu, Qian Yang Xie, Chi Yang, Guang Zhou Xu
The aim of this study was to introduce a novel method of mesiodens extraction using a vascularized pedicled bone flap by piezosurgery and to compare the differences between a computer-aided design surgical guide template and free-hand operation.A total of 8 patients with mesiodens, 4 with a surgical guide (group I), and 4 without it (group II) were included in the study. The surgical design was to construct a trapdoor pedicle on the superior mucoperiosteal attachment with application of piezosurgery. The bone lid was repositioned after mesiodens extraction...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624042/wound-management-and-outcome-of-595-electrical-burns-in-a-major-burn-center
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Haisheng Li, Jianglin Tan, Junyi Zhou, Zhiqiang Yuan, Jiaping Zhang, Yizhi Peng, Jun Wu, Gaoxing Luo
BACKGROUND: Electrical burns are important causes of trauma worldwide. This study aims to analyze the clinical characteristics, wound management, and outcome of electric burns. METHODS: This retrospective study was performed at the Institute of Burn Research of the Third Military Medical University during 2013-2015. Data including the demographics, injury patterns, wound treatment, and outcomes were collected and analyzed. RESULTS: A total of 595 electrical burn patients (93...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615807/soft-embalming-of-cadavers-for-training-purposes-optimising-for-long-term-use-in-tropical-weather
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Raghuveer Reddy, Subramania Iyer, Minnie Pillay, Krishnakumar Thankappan, Janarthanan Ramu
BACKGROUND: Surgical and anatomical training has been found to be most optimally simulated in a cadaver than any other available methods. Soft embalming methods have made the bodies more 'lifelike' and better suited for training. The widely accepted soft embalming techniques, including Thiel embalming, are designed for temperate climates. Their use in tropical locations has been found to be associated with poor short-term and long-term preservation of the bodies. In fact, adequate reports from tropical countries on effective methods for soft embalming are lacking...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607872/vascularized-fibula-based-physis-transfer-a-follow-up-study-of-longitudinal-bone-growth-and-complications
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Ronnie L Shammas, Yash J Avashia, Alfredo E Farjat, Anthony A Catanzano, L Scott Levin, William C Eward, Brian E Brigman, Detlev Erdmann
BACKGROUND: The vascularized free fibula epiphyseal transfer provides an option for the preservation of limb lengthening after resection of the proximal humerus in pediatric sarcoma patients. The purpose of this study was to provide a long-term follow-up of longitudinal growth patterns and outcomes after free fibula epiphyseal transfer in upper extremity reconstruction. METHODS: A retrospective review of 4 patients who underwent free fibula epiphyseal transfer after oncologic resection of the proximal humerus for osteosarcoma was performed...
May 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606622/reconstruction-of-combined-thumb-amputation-at-the-metacarpal-base-level-and-index-amputation-at-the-metacarpal-level-with-pollicization-and-bilateral-double-toe-composite-transfer
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Zhenglin Chi, Da Jiang Song, Lin Tian, Fu Hua Hu, Xiao Fang Shen, Harvey Chim
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to describe the technique and report our experience with the reconstruction of combined proximal thumb amputations at the metacarpal base level and index finger amputation at the metacarpal level with pollicization and bilateral double toe composite transfer. METHODS: The technique consists of pollicization of the remnant index ray. Then a contralateral composite medial great toe pulp and vascularized second toe proximal interphalangeal joint flap are harvested to reconstruct the metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606621/studying-the-blood-pressures-of-antegrade-and-retrograde-internal-mammary-vessels-do-they-really-work-as-recipient-vessels
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Yoko Katsuragi Tomioka, Hirokazu Uda, Kotaro Yoshimura, Ataru Sunaga, Hideaki Kamochi, Yasushi Sugawara
BACKGROUND: The proximal ends of internal mammary (IM) vessels are now the most common recipient vessels for breast reconstruction. On the other hand, bilateral deep inferior epigastric artery perforator (DIEP) flaps are often needed according to the territory and the volume required for reconstruction. The usefulness of retrograde IM vessels as second recipients has recently been reported, but there are very few quantitative studies on the hydrodynamics of the retrograde IM vessels. Because the flow is dependent on the pressure differential, the blood pressures of the antegrade IM artery (AIMA), antegrade IM vein (AIMV), retrograde IM artery (RIMA), retrograde IM vein (RIMV), and recirculated intraflap vein (FV) were investigated to solve this question and to confirm the reliability and usefulness of the retrograde IM vessels...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606440/mandible-reconstruction-with-free-fibula-flaps-outcome-of-a-cost-effective-individual-planning-concept-compared-with-virtual-surgical-planning
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Niklas Rommel, Marco Rainer Kesting, Nils Hagen Rohleder, Florian Martin Josef Bauer, Klaus-Dietrich Wolff, Jochen Weitz
PURPOSE: The free osteomyocutaneous fibular flap has become one of the primary options for mandibular reconstruction, because of the later introduction and development of virtual surgical planning (VSP). However, VSP is associated with high additional pre-operative effort and costs. Therefore, the purpose of the study was to develop a new individual cost-effective pre-operative planning concept for free fibula mandible reconstruction and to compare it with VSP regarding clinical parameters and post-operative outcome...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605949/venous-flaps-for-coverage-of-traumatic-soft-tissue-defects-of-the-hand-a-systematic-review
#15
R Wharton, H Creasy, C Bain, M James, A Fox
A PRISMA-guided systematic review was performed of all published cases that detail the use of venous flaps for soft tissue reconstruction of the hand following trauma. Outcome measures examined included flap survival rates, venous congestion, and return to theatre. Database searches were performed on Medline, Embase, AHMED, CINAHL. A total of 381 articles were identified. Data were extracted from 45 articles that met inclusion criteria. A total of 756 flaps were described and their data analysed. A total of 75% of flaps were arterialized and 25% were pure venous flaps...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601599/innervated-dorsoradial-perforator-free-flap-a-reliable-supermicrosurgery-fingertip-reconstruction-technique
#16
Dajiang Song, Georgios Pafitanis, Peng Yang, Mitsunaga Narushima, Zan Li, Linfeng Liu, Zengtao Wang
INTRODUCTION: This study demonstrates the use of a modified free innervated DRAP flap utilizing the supermicrosurgery technique for fingertip reconstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January 2010 to February 2014, 20 cases of fingertip reconstruction were performed using a short pedicle mini innervated transverse DRAP flap. The patients demographics, the mechanism of injury, the defect size and anatomical location, the source of pedicle vessels, the recipient vessels, the nerve branch used for innervation, the follow-up and sensation outcomes are reported...
May 27, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598001/3d-printing-technology-in-planning-thumb-reconstructions-with-second-toe-transplant
#17
Cheng-Wu Zang, Jian-Lei Zhang, Ze-Zu Meng, Lin-Feng Liu, Wen-Zhi Zhang, Yong-Xiang Chen, Rui Cong
OBJECTIVE: To report preoperative planning using 3D printing to plan thumb reconstructions with second toe transplant. METHODS: Between December 2013 and October 2015, the thumbs of five patients with grade 3 thumb defects were reconstructed using a wrap-around flap and second toe transplant aided by 3D printing technology. CT scans of hands and feet were analyzed using Boholo surgical simulator software (www.boholo.com). This allowed for the creation of a mirror image of the healthy thumb using the uninjured thumb...
May 2017: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592937/the-pedicled-groin-flap-in-resurfacing-hand-burn-scar-release-and-other-injuries-a-five-case-series-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#18
K S Amouzou, N Berny, A El Harti, M Diouri, A Chlihi, M Ezzoubi
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March 31, 2017: Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582956/endoscopic-endonasal-transsphenoidal-approach-from-the-surgeon-point-of-view
#19
Do Hyun Kim, Yong-Kil Hong, Sin-Soo Jeun, Jae-Sung Park, Dong-Jun Lim, Soo Whan Kim, Jin Hee Cho, Yong Jin Park, YulGyun Kim, Sung Won Kim
OBJECTIVE: In February 2009, the authors' center formed a team of neurosurgeons, otolaryngologists, endocrinologists, and radiologists to perform pituitary surgery using the endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal approach (EETSA). This paper reviews the authors' experience with the technique, pathological outcomes, hormone profiles, and postoperative complications. METHODS: Between February 2009 and December 2015, 535 patients underwent the EETSA with 2-nostrils/4-hands surgery...
June 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582335/a-prospective-clinical-trial-comparing-visible-light-spectroscopy-to-handheld-doppler-for-postoperative-free-tissue-transfer-monitoring
#20
Alexander F Mericli, James Wren, Patrick B Garvey, Jun Liu, Charles E Butler, Jesse C Selber
BACKGROUND: Early detection of compromised free flap perfusion is critical. A common modality of thrombosis detection, physical exam augmented with hand-held Doppler, only provides intermittent data and is insensitive to venous compromise. Visible light spectroscopy (VLS) provides continuous, non-invasive evaluation of tissue perfusion. We hypothesized that VLS is a more sensitive and specific monitoring method for early detection of post-operative flap compromise than intermittent, hand-held Doppler and clinical exam...
June 1, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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