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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Meirizal Hasan, Dina Aprilya, Arian Surya
Preparing a good amputation stump with a well-padded, stable, sensate, and painless soft tissue coverage is of utmost importance to achieve early ambulation and return the patient to the daily activity level. When the primary closure is impossible or fails to achieve a good closure, secondary closure must be considered. To date, no literature reported the use of bilobed flaps for stump defect closure. We aimed to utilize this technically easy procedure for better management of defect closure on amputated limb stumps that often cause complex clinical problems...
March 2023: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Sarah J Karinja, Jonathon Gorky, Ian L Valerio, Katarina J Ruscic, Kyle R Eberlin
During operative intervention for the treatment of symptomatic neuromas, the authors have observed a hypersensitive "startle" response to stimulation in proximity to the painful nerve. This physiologic sign is an indicator of the specific anatomic localization of the painful stimulus, commonly a symptomatic neuroma, that appears to be reproducible. The aim of this article is to describe this "neuroma startle sign," posit the underlying mechanism for this observation, and propose how this phenomenon could be clinically harnessed for innovation and optimization in both surgery and anesthesia for more effective symptomatic neuroma localization...
March 2023: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
H John Cooper, Devinder P Singh, Allen Gabriel, Christopher Mantyh, Ronald Silverman, Leah Griffin
UNLABELLED: Closed incision negative pressure therapy (ciNPT) has been utilized to help manage closed incisions across many surgical specialties. This systematic review and meta-analysis evaluated the effect of ciNPT on postsurgical and health economic outcomes. METHODS: A systematic literature search using PubMed, EMBASE, and QUOSA was performed for publications written in English, comparing ciNPT to standard-of-care dressings between January 2005 and August 2021...
March 2023: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Alexandros Georgolios, Dylan J Cooper, Tristan Tham
UNLABELLED: Posttraumatic nasal deformity (PTND) is a surgical challenge for the otolaryngologist and plastic surgeon. Various classifications and management algorithms have been proposed without reaching much consensus in terms of definition and management. METHODS: We present a narrative review aimed to define PTND and consolidate current knowledge regarding its diagnosis, subtypes, and treatment options. RESULTS: This report is a clinical overview of PTND...
March 2023: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Tatsumi Kawaguchi, Satoshi Kudoh, Shoichi Ishikawa, Shigeru Ichioka
Penile prosthesis implantation can be considered in patients with unsuccessful treatment with phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors for erectile dysfunction. Its associated postoperative complications include infection and urethral injury. Nevertheless, only a few studies have reported the successful management of severe cases. Herein, we report a case of corpus cavernosum necrosis and distal urethral perforation caused by infection after penile prosthesis insertion, which had favorable outcomes. A 60-year-old man with multiple atherosclerotic risks underwent penile prosthesis implantation for erectile dysfunction at another hospital...
March 2023: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Shuhei Yoshida, Hirofumi Imai, Solji Roh, Toshiro Mese, Isao Koshima
The incidence of cystic lymphatic malformation (CL) in an extremity is very rare. CL can be a cause of lymphedema in a lower limb. The most effective treatment for CL is sclerotherapy or excision; however, these treatments have the potential to cause fibrosis and obliteration of ruptured lymphatic vessels, which impairs lymphatic drainage and increases the risk of lymphedema. Lymphaticovenular anastomosis (LVA) combined with sclerotherapy may be a minimally invasive treatment option for CL in a lower limb. In this report, we describe a patient with CL complicated by lymphedema in a lower extremity, who we treated using LVA and ethanol sclerotherapy with satisfactory results...
March 2023: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Alexis M Ruffolo, Nicole Z Sommer, Michael W Neumeister
UNLABELLED: Many medical specialties are experiencing congestion in the residency match process because of increasing competition amongst applicants to secure a training position. With rising application numbers for a stable number of positions, the result is an inefficient use of time and financial resources on behalf of both the residency applicants and programs. Solutions to address congestion in the match process have been proposed in the literature, and other specialties have implemented specialty-wide reforms...
March 2023: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Takahiro Tanuma, Shoichi Ishikawa, Junpei Saito, Takeshi Kurihara, Shigeru Ichioka
Ultrasonic debridement devices are minimally invasive and effective for biofilm removal, allowing for debridement of necrotic tissue while minimizing damage to normal tissues, such as the blood vessels and nerves. The use of ultrasonic debridement has been reported for foot ulcers and pressure ulcers but not Fournier gangrene. The perineal area, which is difficult to surgically debride using electrocautery, is a suitable site for the use of an ultrasonic debridement device because of its proximity to vital organs...
March 2023: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Mallorie L Huff, Ahmed M Mansour, Mamtha S Raj, Robert J Allen, Sean J Wallace
The thoracodorsal artery perforator (TDAP) flap has a long vascular pedicle that is ideal for lower extremity reconstruction, but it generally relies on the presence of a dominant septocutaneous perforator vessel. Surgical delay optimizes flap survival by creating relative ischemia to augment perforator vessels. In this report, we describe the use of a delayed free TDAP flap in the setting of an absent dominant perforator vessel for the reconstruction of a calcaneal degloving injury. A 22-year-old actively smoking patient with a body mass index of 33...
March 2023: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Joshua A Grosser, Samuel Kogan, Ryan G Layton, Joshua F Pontier, Griffin P Bins, Christopher M Runyan
UNLABELLED: Endoscopically assisted craniofacial surgery (EACS) has numerous advantages over traditional, open approaches, such as fronto-orbital advancement in treating nonsyndromic craniosynostosis. However, several articles report high reoperation rates in syndromic patients treated with EACS. This meta-analysis and review examines undesirable outcome rates (UORs), defined as reoperation or Whitaker category III/IV, in syndromic patients undergoing primary EACS compared with procedures that actively expand the cranial vault...
March 2023: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Jawahir Omar AlTamimi, Sultan K AlMubarak, Adil N AlThobaity
Acupuncture, one of the most ancient forms of Chinese medicine, is widely used to treat many chronic ailments, but the extant literature reveals uncertainty regarding its efficacy and adverse complications. A specific adverse complication reported multiple times is the finding of broken needles incidentally or after symptomatic presentation. We report a case of an incidental finding of an acupuncture needle after a carpal tunnel release.
March 2023: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Shingo Komura, Akihiro Hirakawa, Hitoshi Hirose, Haruhiko Akiyama
Arthrodesis is a reliable surgical procedure for treating thumb carpometacarpal osteoarthritis. However, the most frequent and problematic complication of arthrodesis is nonunion. Although postarthrodesis-related nonunion is a common complication, the indications and results of revision procedures for this pathological condition have not been well documented. A 59-year-old man underwent arthrodesis for thumb carpometacarpal osteoarthritis, which resulted in painful nonunion 7 months after the surgery. We performed revision surgery for this pathological condition, using first dorsal metacarpal artery-pedicled second metacarpal vascularized bone graft...
March 2023: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Rod J Rohrich, Roger W Cason, Matthew Novak
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March 2023: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
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March 2023: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Hiromi Kino, Koichi Ueda, Yuka Hirota, Toyoko Okamoto
UNLABELLED: Congenital facial anomalies with hypoplasia of the midface or lower face are associated with obstructive apnea syndrome. Although such patients underwent bone advancement surgery and their sleep apnea improved in the short term, it often recurred several years after surgery. It is difficult to perform another major osteotomy because of impairment of the facial contour or prior orthodontic treatment. Genioplasty was performed for genioglossus muscle advancement in patients with congenital anomalies and repeated sleep apnea...
March 2023: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
James R Bruno, C Coleman Brown, Allen Gabriel, Mousam Parikh, Kathryn P Anastassopoulos, Kenneth R Lee, Shoshana Daniel, Rupali Naik, Reema Patel, Vaishali D Patel
UNLABELLED: This multicenter, retrospective study compared clinical outcomes and healthcare resource use in patients who underwent dual-plane (DP) or prepectoral (PP) implant-based breast reconstruction (IBR) after mastectomy in the United States. METHODS: Medical records were selected for patients at five sites undergoing immediate one-stage direct-to-implant (first hospitalization) or two-stage IBR (first and second hospitalization) using either DP or PP. Inverse probability of treatment weighting was used to adjust for potential confounders...
March 2023: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Chad S Sloan, Heidi H Hon, Sean C Figy
Lymphatic leaks are a rare phenomenon, but can be a troublesome and persistent problem, especially in an already debilitated patient. Historically, management of lymphorrhea has involved non- and minimally-invasive techniques of elevation, compression, aspiration, or drain placement, among others. Ligation and sclerotherapy are additional utilized techniques, directly targeting the lymphatic vessel. Microsurgical management of lymphatic leaks via lymphaticolymphatic and lymphaticovenous anastomosis has gained popularity amongst surgeons as an alternative solution to the problem...
March 2023: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Jean-Claude D Schwartz
Prepectoral implant-based breast reconstruction has become more common given the reduced dissection, decreased postoperative pain, elimination of animation deformity, and improved aesthetics compared with subpectoral reconstructions. Despite these benefits, surgeons must contend with increased rates of implant rippling and more tenuous implant positioning and coverage, especially in direct-to-implant reconstructions. Although the use of an acellular dermal matrix can assist with both implant rippling and support/positioning, it does not protect against implant exposure, and rippling can still occur, despite its use, with significant additional cost...
March 2023: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Maximilian Zaussinger, Sophie Speiser, Raphael Wenny, Manfred Schmidt
Undiagnosed disorders or gene mutations can lead to life-threatening events even in cosmetic surgery. Herein, the authors present a case of a young and supposedly healthy 36-year-old woman who survived an episode of bilateral pulmonary embolism and cryptogenic stroke after cosmetic breast augmentation-mastopexy. Two days after cosmetic surgery, the patient presented at the emergency stroke unit after she collapsed at home, following frequent generalized seizures. After she was transferred to the intensive care unit, it was revealed that the patient had an undiagnosed patent foramen ovale and several thrombophilic gene mutations...
March 2023: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Joshua T Henderson, Zachary A Koenig, Mihail Climov, Jack Gelman
UNLABELLED: Targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR) outcome studies reveal the benefit amputees experience and the potential functional improvement by optimizing neurocutaneous signaling for myoelectric prosthesis control. However, there are still many settings where these techniques are not offered to patients requiring lower extremity amputations or neuroma reconstruction. With growing consistency in the literature, it is helpful to systematize the nerve transfers described for lower extremity TMR and to simplify its integration into reconstructive care...
March 2023: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
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