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Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
Linda Tallroth, Nathalie Mobargha, Patrik Velander, Stina Klasson, Magnus Becker
The aesthetic outcome is crucial in a breast reconstruction. Our aim was to evaluate the intra- and interrater reliability of an aesthetic outcome assessment scale with digital photos of breast reconstructions in two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) format. Thirty-three women with delayed breast reconstructions, consecutively participating in a five-year follow-up between November 2019 and June 2021, were included in the study. Of these, 14 were reconstructed with an expander prosthesis (EP) and 19 with a deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap...
December 12, 2022: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
Zhongqing Ji, Rongjun Nie, Shiyan Li, Chuancheng Liu, Bin Wei, Chunyong Zhu
The use of homodigital dorsal neurofascial broaden pedicle island flaps (HDNBPIF) to treat fingertip amputations is an ongoing research topic. Here, we evaluated the clinical effects of resurfacing fingertip amputations in long fingers using HDNBPIF. Seventeen patients with 18 long fingers were treated with HDNBPIF from December 2018 to May 2021. Total active motion (TAM) scores, Semmes Weinstein monofilament (SWM) test, static 2PD test, visual analogue scale (VAS), Vancouver scar scales (VSS), and quick DASH scores were evaluated at 12-25 months postoperation...
December 9, 2022: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
Xianyu Zhou, Di Sun, Fei Liu, Wen Jun Li, Chuan Gu, Ling Ling Zhang
Distal injury in thumbs and fingers is common in emergency. Although multiple surgical techniques have been introduced for repair purpose, it is still challenging for restoring both good function and cosmetic appearance. The present study reports our experiences on how to reconstruct amputated fingertips in thumbs and fingers using a mini hallux neurovascular osteo-onychocutaneous free flap with favorable outcomes in 15 patients (average age, 27.27 ± 5.43 years old). Follow-up period was 19...
December 9, 2022: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
Fatih Ceran, Ozgur Pilanci, Asuman Ozel, Gul Ilbay, Rukiye Karabacak, Mehmet Kanter, Konuralp Ilbay, Samet Vasfi Kuvat
BACKGROUND: In patients with nerve tissue defects, the use of autologous nerve grafts is the standard method of treatment. Alternatives to autologous, nerve grafts have attracted the attention of reconstructive surgeons. In this study, the results of nerve repairs using acellular dermal matrix (ADM) in an experimental rat sciatic nerve defect model are presented. METHODS: Thirty-six Sprague-Dawley rats were randomized into 5 groups: Group 1: control group, Group 2: negative control group ( n  = 6), Group 3: autologous nerve graft group ( n  = 10), Group 4: donor site entubulated with ADM group ( n  = 10); and Group 5: nerve graft entubulated with ADM group ( n  = 10)...
December 8, 2022: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
Hanjin Ruan, Zhengxue Han
A retrospective cohort study of 253 radial forearm free flap (RFFF) procedures in head and neck reconstruction performed in our department between 2005 and 2018 was reviewed. In order to explore the effects between single and dual anastomoses, we applied Fisher's exact test for statistical analysis. Although no flap failure was identified, more venous compromises were observed in single anastomosis group (5/80 vs. 1/173). We conclude that dual venous anastomoses can reduce venous compromise resulted from unexpected causes in RFFF transfer...
December 7, 2022: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
Thach Ngoc Nguyen, Tuong Trong Mai, Thi Cao, Truc Thanh Thai
The reconstruction of soft tissue defects in the foot and ankle remains a big challenge due to the anatomical characteristics of this area. This study evaluated the long-term effectiveness of covering by lateral supramalleolar flap in patients with soft tissue defects around the ankle and foot. We conducted a retrospective study from January 2017 to December 2020 at the Hospital for Traumatology and Orthopedics, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Data about patients' characteristics, detailed injuries, perioperative information, intraprocedural dossier, and complications of this method were recorded and analyzed...
December 6, 2022: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
Shoichi Ishikawa, Kiyohito Arai, Takeshi Kurihara, Tomoya Sato, Shigeru Ichioka
Although revascularization has evolved, treating foot gangrene with chronic limb-threatening ischemia remains challenging. There have been many reports on bypass surgery and free flap transfer. Meanwhile, few studies have reported on endovascular therapy and free flap transfer, with high flap survival rates and high wound complication rates. Wound complications are a serious problem that can lead to limb amputation, but previous studies have failed to identify risk factors for wound complications. In this study, we evaluated the results of endovascular therapy and free flap transfer for chronic limb-threatening ischemia and analyzed risk factors for wound complications...
November 26, 2022: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
Jose L Cataneo, Sydney A Mathis, Diana D Del Valle, Alejandra M Perez-Tamayo, Anders F Mellgren, Gerald Gantt, Lee W T Alkureishi
Perineal defects following abdominoperineal resections (APRs) for rectal cancer may require myocutaneous or omental flaps depending upon anatomic, clinical and oncologic variables. However, studies comparing their efficacy have shown contradictory results. We aim to compare postoperative complication rates of APR closure techniques in rectal cancer using propensity score-matching. The American College of Surgeons Proctectomy Targeted Data File was queried from 2016 to 2019. The study population was defined using CPT and ICD-10 codes for patients with rectal cancer undergoing APR, stratified by repair technique...
November 26, 2022: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
Marizela Kljajić, Giovanni Maltese, Peter Tarnow, Peter Sand, Lars Kölby
Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) allows the acquisition of the subjective perspective of patients regarding their health and function; yet a very few studies have been evaluated HRQoL of patients treated for craniosynostosis (CS). In this retrospective, descriptive cohort study, school-aged children (7-16 years) treated for non-syndromic CS were assessed using the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL) 4.0 Generic Core Scales. Seventy-three patients and their parents responded to the PedsQL (response rate: 80...
November 21, 2022: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
Inga S Besmens, Florian S Frueh, Christina Gehrke, Sophie Knipper, Pietro Giovanoli, Maurizio Calcagni
The anatomy and technique of free muscle flaps - in particular gracilis flap and latissimus dorsi flap - in lower extremity reconstruction have been well described. There is a paucity of data on potential risk factors in larger patient series that affect the outcome. The objective of this study was to address this lack of knowledge by reporting outcomes and complications of free muscle flaps as a primary option in lower extremity reconstruction. From 2009 to 2020, a total of 253 consecutive patients with soft tissue defects of the lower limb from trauma, infection or malignancies underwent lower extremity reconstructive surgery with 266 free muscle flaps...
November 14, 2022: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
Goran Stevanović, Stefan Momčilović
The septocutaneous system of the lower leg perforating blood vessels consists of a vascular basis of fasciocutaneous flaps. This system is of particular importance when designing distally based fasciocutaneous flaps that are the 'workhorse' in reconstructing the distal third of the lower leg and foot. The aim of this study was to provide a comprehensive, clear and conclusive overview of the lower-leg septocutaneous system of skin blood supply in fetal age. Dissection was conducted on 20 fetuses of both sexes and gestational age from 20 to 28 weeks...
November 11, 2022: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
Maurits Lange, J Joris Hage, Arend Aalbers, Esther M K Wit, Frédéric Amant, Marije J Hoornweg
Primary intra- or transabdominal transplantation of an extended rectus abdominis myocutaneous (ERAM) flap may help prevent surgical complications of pelvic resections. Surgical delay of the ERAM flap may help prevent intra-abdominal (partial) flap loss after transplantation in highly complex situations including previous irradiation. We report on the outcome of this approach and the risk-factors associated with an eventful outcome. From 2012 to 2020, 105 delayed ERAM flaps were consecutively applied immediately following extended pelvic resections after chemoradiation or hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy...
November 7, 2022: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
Young Woong Mo, Da Hye Ryu, Gyo-Young Cho, Jong Won Hong
Background: There is still no consensus on managing zone II level partial flexor tendon lacerations, and the management of zone II partial flexor tendon injuries is controversial. No reliable large cohort studies or metaanalysis papers on partial flexor tendon laceration management are available in PubMed or Embase. Methods: We searched PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, Insight, Scopus, and Web of Science databases for primary research articles investigating outcomes of patients with partial flexor tendon injuries...
October 19, 2022: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
Anna Ptchelintseva, Henrik Nuutinen, Juho Salo, Erkki Tukiainen
Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) is a rare sarcoma with a poor prognosis, as the aggressive types of this cancer tend to grow rapidly and metastasize frequently. MPNST is associated with neurofibromatosis type 1 gene mutation. The minority of cases arise secondary to radiation therapy or sporadically. The primary treatment for MPNST is early surgical resection of the tumor. The aim of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the outcome of the treatment of MPNST in Helsinki University Hospital from the years 1991 to 2021...
October 16, 2022: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
Tong Yang, Yong-Jun Rui
We aimed to determine the surface locations of the nerve fascicles that innervate the lumbricals and interossei, re-examine the branching pattern of the deep branch of the ulnar nerve (dUN), and provide a clear description of their course. Eleven fresh-frozen adult cadaver hands were investigated. Nerve fascicles that innervate the lumbricals, interossei, and surface landmarks including the distal wrist crease and 2-5 proximal finger creases were marked by radio opaque fibers and subjected to X-ray. We analyzed the images and set a quadrant-linked hand surface...
October 2022: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
Christina Biörserud, Anna Elander, Monika Fagevik Olsén
Excess skin after weight loss is perceived as a major problem for the majority of the bariatric patients, between 68 and 90% desire additional reconstructive surgery. However, only about 20% of the patients actually have the possibility to undergo these procedures. Reliable and valid patient-reported outcome instruments, PROM, are required in order to consider the patients' perspective of excess skin when discussing reconstructive surgery. The aim of this study was to present the updated version of Sahlgrenska Excess Skin Questionnaire, SESQ and to report on the validation process...
September 10, 2022: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
Soo Hyun Woo, In Ah Yoon, Eun Jeong Choi, Hyun Ho Han, Jin Sup Eom, Taik Jong Lee, Eun Key Kim
The issue of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma in 2019 has resulted in the discontinuation of textured breast implants and resumption in the use of smooth round implants. However, in the field of breast reconstruction, long-term follow-up data for direct-to-implant reconstruction using smooth round implants is insufficient. This retrospective study aimed to evaluate the long-term outcomes of breast reconstruction using smooth round implants. This study included 185 patients (208 breasts) who underwent smooth round implant-based immediate breast reconstruction between 2007 and 2018...
September 8, 2022: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
Osman Orman, Ethem Ayhan Ünkar, Kahraman Öztürk
Flexor tendon injuries of the hand have devastating consequences when primary tendon repair fails or left untreated in the first place. Flexor tendon reconstruction is a substantial treatment option to obtain functional digit. In this study, we aimed to compare the functional outcomes and technical feasibility of fingertip-to-palm and fingertip-to-forearm tendon reconstruction methods. Thirty-five patients were divided into two groups according to the proximal attachment site of the free tendon grafts. Group I consisted of 18 patients whose tendon grafts were placed from fingertip-to-palm (zone III)...
September 8, 2022: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
E Cigdem Karadag Sari, Ercument Ovali
The stromal vascular fraction (SVF) is isolated from adipose tissue and has tremendous regenerative potential for proliferation and differentiation. This study aimed to investigate the factors affecting the cell yield and viability of the SVF to improve the outcomes of its clinical applications and enhance its clinical usage. We performed a retrospective analysis with 121 patients who underwent liposuction to harvest adipose-derived SVF. We recorded patient demographic and clinical characteristics, including age, sex, body mass index (BMI), blood type, medical comorbidities, and smoking and alcohol consumption...
August 2022: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
Daniel Donato, Jacob Veith, Kathleen Holoyda, David Magno-Padron, Andrew Simpson, Brody King, Jayant Agarwal
Patients with lower extremity defects requiring free flap reconstruction often have difficult postoperative courses with prolonged length of stay and need for transfer to a post-acute care facility. The primary aim of this study was to determine associations of preoperative and perioperative variables with length of stay and discharge destination in patients undergoing lower extremity free flap reconstruction. The secondary aim was to determine associations of various complications with their discharge destination...
July 18, 2022: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
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