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Transverse abdominis

Antonio Espinosa-de-Los-Monteros, Héctor Avendano-Peza, Yuri W Novitsky
Breast reconstruction with a pedicled transverse rectus abdominis muscle (TRAM) flap can result in significant abdominal wall donor-site morbidity. Although the pedicled TRAM flap donor area reinforced with mesh results in decreased rates of postoperative abdominal bulging and hernias, the best technique to accomplish that is yet to be elucidated. We present our novel technique of posterior components separation with transversus abdominis muscle release and retromuscular mesh reinforcement for donor-area closure during pedicled TRAM flap breast reconstruction...
September 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Samuel Golpanian, David J Gerth, Jun Tashiro, Seth R Thaller
INTRODUCTION: Conventionally, free transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous (fTRAM) flap breast reconstruction has been associated with decreased donor site morbidity and improved flap inset. However, clinical success depends upon more sophisticated technical expertise and facilities. This study aims to characterize postoperative outcomes undergoing free versus pedicled TRAM (pTRAM) flap breast reconstruction. METHODS: Nationwide inpatient sample database (2008-2011) was reviewed for cases of fTRAM (ICD-9-CM 85...
October 14, 2016: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Ayfer Özdemir, Erkan Orhan, Serdar Altun, Emre İnözü
OBJECTIVE: Transverse Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneous (TRAM) flap is commonly used in breast reconstruction. The aim of this study is to demonstrate the effects of cilostazol on TRAM flap viability in a rat TRAM model. METHODS: Twenty-four Wistar rats were used. They were divided into four groups. Rats in Group 1 were applied TRAM flap. In Group 2, cilostazol 30 mg/kg was administered to rats via oral gavage 3 hours before the flap surgery. After the flap surgery, cilostazol 30 mg/kg was administered via oral gavage twice a day for 7 days...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
Ki Yong Hong, Lan Sook Chang, Hak Chang, Kyung Won Minn, Ung Sik Jin
BACKGROUND: Breast reconstruction with microvascular free tissue transfer has become a widely used method. Despite a high rate of success, a compromised flap necessitating re-exploration can occur. Here, we introduce direct thrombectomy as a flap salvage technique, and compared the results with conventional thrombectomy. METHODS: A total of 488 patients who underwent breast reconstruction using a free transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap between March 2009 and February 2014 were retrospectively analyzed...
October 5, 2016: Microsurgery
Gui-Yong Park, Eul-Sik Yoon, Hee-Eun Cho, Byung-Il Lee, Seung-Ha Park
BACKGROUND: The objective of this paper was to describe a novel technique for improving the maintenance of nipple projection in primary nipple reconstruction by using acellular dermal matrix as a strut in one of three different configurations, according to the method of prior breast reconstruction. The struts were designed to best fill the different types of dead spaces in nipple reconstruction depending on the breast reconstruction method. METHODS: A total of 50 primary nipple reconstructions were performed between May 2012 and May 2015...
September 2016: Archives of Plastic Surgery
George Ceremuga, Joshua Sole, Rodney Samuelson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
Jeong Tae Kim, Youn Hwan Kim, Sang Wha Kim
INTRODUCTION: Fibrin sealants have had applications in hemostasis, cohesion, and promotion of healing in plastic surgery. In this article, we review cases where fibrin sealant was used to stabilize microvascular pedicles and compared with previous free flaps performed without fibrin sealant. METHODS: Between 2008 and 2010, 62 consecutive patients underwent free tissue transfer for reconstruction; this involved 33 latissimus dorsi perforator flaps, 14 thoracodorsal artery perforator flaps, 9 latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flaps, 3 lateral thoracic artery perforator flaps, and 3 transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flaps, used in head and neck reconstruction, lower limb reconstructions, breast reconstructions, and facial palsy reconstruction...
September 16, 2016: Microsurgery
Bong Gun Lee, Joon Kuk Kim, Sung Hyouk Choi, Hee Chang Ahn, Min Sung Chung
BACKGROUND: To compare shoulder morbidity between patients who received transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous (TRAM) flaps after mastectomy (MX + TRAM) and patients who underwent mastectomy only (MX). METHODS: Thirty patients in each group were followed for a minimum of 2 postoperative years. Visual analog scale (VAS) score, restricted range of motion (ROM), rotator cuff disease, muscle strength, shoulder function scores (American Shoulder and Elbow Score and Shoulder Pain and Disability Index), measurement of scapular tilt on chest radiography and standing position in each group were compared...
August 31, 2016: ANZ Journal of Surgery
Peirong Yu
The introduction of the transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap in the 1970s marks the beginning of modern breast reconstruction although implants were available even earlier mainly for breast augmentation. Mastectomy techniques have evolved from the early Halsted radical mastectomy to the modern skin sparing mastectomy. The latter made possible using implants for breast reconstruction. Although prosthetic reconstruction provides a simpler procedure with quick recovery, autologous reconstruction offers more natural and long-lasting results especially in the setting of radiotherapy...
August 2016: Gland Surgery
Prakasit Chirappapha, Ongart Somintara, Panuwat Lertsithichai, Youwanush Kongdan, Chairat Supsamutchai, Rupporn Sukpanich
BACKGROUND: There are several techniques for harvesting the pedicled transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous (TRAM) flap after mastectomy in breast cancer patients. We examined the whole muscle with partial sheath sparing technique and determined factors associated with its complications and oncological outcomes. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the results of 168 TRAM flaps performed between January 2003 and December 2010, focusing on complications and oncologic outcomes...
August 2016: Gland Surgery
Nahid Tahan, Khosro Khademi-Kalantari, Mohammad Ali Mohseni-Bandpei, Saeed Mikaili, Alireza Akbarzadeh Baghban, Shapour Jaberzadeh
BACKGROUND: Real-time ultrasound imaging is a valid method in the field of rehabilitation. The ultrasound imaging allows direct visualization for real-time study of the muscles as they contract over the time. Measuring of the size of each abdominal muscle in relation to the others provides useful information about the differences in structure, as well as data on trunk muscle activation patterns. The purpose of this study was to assess the size and symmetry of the abdominal muscles at rest in healthy adults and to provide a reference range of absolute abdominal muscle size in a relatively large population...
2016: Journal of Physiological Anthropology
Chin-Ta Lin, Tim-Mo Chen
Chylous ascites is a rare clinical condition that occurs as a consequence of disruption of the abdominal lymphatics. Here, we present the case of a 58-year-old woman with sustained chylous ascites after pedicled transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous (TRAM) flap harvest. The chylous ascites did not decrease despite conservative therapy. For the diagnosis and localization of the chyle leakage, lymphangiography with lipiodol delivery was performed. Chylous drainage continued in a decreasing manner for the next 4 d because lipiodol accumulated to the point of leakage outside the lymphatic vessel causing a regional inflammatory reaction and obstructing the lymphatic vessels...
August 18, 2016: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
N D Appleton, K D Anderson, K Hancock, M H Scott, C J Walsh
INTRODUCTION Large, complicated ventral hernias are an increasingly common problem. The transversus abdominis muscle release (TAMR) is a recently described modification of posterior components separation for repair of such hernias. We describe our initial experience with TAMR and sublay mesh to facilitate abdominal wall reconstruction. METHODS The study is a retrospective review of patients undergoing TAMR performed synchronously by gastrointestinal and plastic surgeons. RESULTS Twelve consecutive patients had their ventral hernias repaired using the TAMR technique from June 2013 to June 2014...
August 11, 2016: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Andrijan Kartalov, Nikola Jankulovski, Biljana Kuzmanovska, Milka Zdravkovska, Mirjana Shosholcheva, Tatjana Spirovska, Aleksandra Panovska Petrusheva, Marija Tolevska, Marija Srceva, Vesna Durnev, Gjorgji Jota, Redzep Selmani, Atanas Sivevski
BACKGROUND: The transverses abdominals plane block (TAP) is a regional anesthesia technique that provided analgesia to the parietal peritoneum, skin and muscles of the anterior abdominal wall. The aim of this randomized double-blind study was to evaluate postoperative analgesia on patients undergoing open inguinal hernia repair under general anesthesia (GA), (GA + TAP) block preformed with ropivacaine and (GA + TAP-D) block preformed with ropivacaine and 4 mg dexamethasone. METHODS: 90 (ASA I-II) adult patients for unilateral open inguinal hernia repair were included in this study...
2015: Prilozi (Makedonska Akademija Na Naukite i Umetnostite. Oddelenie za Medicinski Nauki)
Jun-Dong Wu, Wen-He Huang, Si-Qi Qiu, Li-Fang He, Cui-Ping Guo, Yong-Qu Zhang, Fan Zhang, Guo-Jun Zhang
Breast reconstruction with transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous (TRAM) flap is challenging in patients with low midline abdominal scar. In this study, we aimed to investigate the clinical feasibility of immediate breast reconstruction using single-pedicle TRAM (SP-TRAM) flaps in patients with low midline abdominal scar. There were 4 strict selection criteria: 1) presence at least 3 perforators on the pedicle side; 2) perforators with regional average flow velocity of >20 cm/s; 3) upper edge of the abdominal scar at least 4 cm from the umbilicus; and 4) scar age >1 year...
2016: Scientific Reports
Juri Eom, Min-Hyung Rhee, Laurentius Jongsoon Kim
[Purpose] This study assessed the activity of the abdominal muscles according to the angle of the knee joints during sit-to-stand. [Subjects and Methods] Thirty healthy adult males participated in this study. Subjects initiated sit-to-stand at knee joint angles of 60°, 90°, or 120°. An electromyography system was used to measure the maximum voluntary isometric contraction of the rectus abdominis, external oblique, and internal oblique and transverse abdominis muscles. [Results] Percent contraction differed significantly among the three knee joint angles, most notably for the internal oblique and transverse abdominis muscles...
June 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Jeong-Il Kang, Dae-Keun Jeong, Hyun Choi
[Purpose] This study investigated the effect of exhalation exercises on trunk muscle activity and Oswestry Disability Index by inducing trunk muscle activity through increasing intra-abdominal pressure and activating muscles, contributing to spinal stability. [Subjects and Methods] This intervention program included 20 male patients with chronic low back pain. A total of 10 subjects each were randomly assigned to an exhalation exercise group as the experimental group and a spinal stabilization exercise group as the control group...
June 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Vittal Nagar, Troy Hooper, Greg Dedrick, Jean-Michel Brismée, Michael McGalliard, Phil Sizer
BACKGROUND: A volitional preemptive abdominal contraction (VPAC) supports trunk stability during functional activity. Pain-free individuals can sustain VPAC during function, but such has not been reported for individuals with current low back pain (cLBP). OBJECTIVE: To examine whether cLBP affects VPAC performance during a loaded forward-reach (LFR) task. DESIGN: Observational Crossover Study. SETTING: Laboratory PARTICIPANTS: 18 Controls and 17 cLBP subjects with pain ratings of 1-4/10 INTERVENTIONS: Blinded TrA thickness measurements were recorded from M-mode ultrasound imaging during 4 conditions: (1) Quiet standing (QS) without ADIM; (2) QS with ADIM; (3) LFR without ADIM; and (4) LFR with ADIM...
July 4, 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
Benoit Chaput, Ali Mojallal, Nicolas Bertheuil, Raphael Carloni, Jean Louis Grolleau, Raphael Sinna, Farid Bekara, Christian Herlin
Background The recent development of perforator flaps has changed the reconstructive strategy for common integumental defects and has refocused the attention of microsurgeons to donor site morbidity. We asked a representative panel of microsurgeons about the free flap they would use to cover a common integumental defect on their own body to investigate the best free-flap donor sites. Methods In total, 100 practitioners participated in the "FreeFlap4U" study, representing 77.3% of the French national plastic surgery teams practicing microsurgery...
October 2016: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
L Colby Mangum, Kaitlin Henderson, Sue Saliba
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2016: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
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