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Each month the plastic surgery journal club reviews recent articles and records a podcast summary for all to enjoy. Great for those revising or trying to catch up on the latest plastic surgery and reconstruction innovation

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Each month the plastic surgery journal club reviews recent articles and records a podcast summary for all to enjoy. Great for those revising or trying to catch up on the latest plastic surgery and reconstruction innovation

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Plastic Surgery Journal Club

Latest release on Oct 08, 2019

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Each month the plastic surgery journal club reviews recent articles and records a podcast summary for all to enjoy. Great for those revising or trying to catch up on the latest plastic surgery and reconstruction innovation

Rank #1: Seroma prevention after Latissimus Dorsi breast reconstruction

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How can we reduce the seroma rate after LD reconstruction...glue, steroids, sutures...all of them?
Hart AM, Duggal C, Pinell-White X, Losken A. A Prospective Randomized Trial of
the Efficacy of Fibrin Glue, Triamcinolone Acetonide, and Quilting Sutures in
Seroma Prevention after Latissimus Dorsi Breast Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr
Surg. 2017 Apr;139(4):854e-863e

May 17 2017

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Rank #2: Muscle versus Fasciocutaneous Free Flaps in Lower Extremity Traumatic Reconstruction

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What flap would be best in lower limb reconstruction? Ultimately...the best flap for the patient!

Cho EH, Shammas RL, Carney MJ, Weissler JM, Bauder AR, Glener AD, Kovach SJ Hollenbeck ST, Levin LS. Muscle versus Fasciocutaneous Free Flaps in Lower
Extremity Traumatic Reconstruction: A Multicenter Outcomes Analysis. Plast
Reconstr Surg. 2018 Jan;141(1):191-199

Feb 25 2018

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Rank #3: Breast Cancer after Augmentation/implants- what are the risks

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Can breast implants and the plane they are placed in the chest increase your risk of breast cancer?
Cho EH, Shammas RL, Phillips BT, Greenup RA, Hwang ES, Hollenbeck ST. Breast
Cancer after Augmentation: Oncologic and Reconstructive Considerations among Women Undergoing Mastectomy. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Jun;139(6):1240e-1249e.doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000003342

Jul 06 2017

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Rank #4: Percutaneous Needle Aponeurotomy Vs Limited Fasciectomy for Dupuytren's

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This week we review if the needle is mightier than the blade for Dupuytren's?
Zhou C, Selles RW, Slijper HP, Feitz R, van Kooij Y, Moojen TM, Hovius SE.
Comparative Effectiveness of Percutaneous Needle Aponeurotomy and Limited
Fasciectomy for Dupuytren's Contracture: A Multicenter Observational Study. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Oct;138(4):837-46

Mar 15 2017

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Rank #5: Immediate versus Delayed DIEP Flap Reconstruction in Women requiring Postmastectomy Radiotherapy

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Do we no longer need to delay autologous reconstruction for breast cancer patients requiring post-operative radiotherapy?
O'Connell RL, Di Micco R, Khabra K, Kirby AM, Harris PA, James SE, Power K,
Ramsey KWD, Rusby JE. Comparison of Immediate versus Delayed DIEP Flap
Reconstruction in Women Who Require Postmastectomy Radiotherapy. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Sep;142(3):594-605.

Nov 07 2018

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Rank #6: Platysmal bands...is change needed in our surgical approach?

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Will wee no longer tighten platysmal bands after this paper?
Trévidic P, Criollo-Lamilla G. Platysma Bands: Is a Change Needed in the
Surgical Paradigm? Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Jan;139(1):41-47

Feb 20 2017

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Rank #7: Treatment of Apert Hand Syndrome: Strategies for Achieving a Five-Digit Hand

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Strategies for Achieving a Five-Digit Hand in Apert's

Raposo-Amaral CE, Denadai R, Furlan P, Raposo-Amaral CA. Treatment of Apert
Hand Syndrome: Strategies for Achieving a Five-Digit Hand. Plast Reconstr Surg.
2018 Oct;142(4):972-982

Oct 08 2019

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Rank #8: Are Fat injections for persistent migranes helpful or just a major headache?

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Guyuron B, Pourtaheri N. Therapeutic Role of Fat Injection in the Treatment of
Recalcitrant Migraine Headaches
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Mar;143(3):877-885

Sep 14 2019

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Rank #9: Optimizing Postsurgical Scars

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The age old question of how to best manage your scar...does this paper hold the answer?
Perez JL, Rohrich RJ. "Optimizing Your Post-Surgical Scars: A Systematic
Review on Best Practices in Preventative Scar Management"1. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Aug 3

Feb 25 2018

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Rank #10: Techniques and Perforator Selection in Single, Dominant DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction

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Is this the best algorithm to use for DIEP flap breast reconstruction?...we review its value
Mohan AT, Zhu L, Wang Z, Vijayasekaran A, Saint-Cyr M. Techniques and
Perforator Selection in Single, Dominant DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction:
Algorithmic Approach to Maximize Efficiency and Safety. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Nov;138(5):790e-803e.

Nov 22 2016

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Rank #11: Mycobacterium jacuzzi

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Mycobacterium jacuzzi by Shiv Chopra & Damian Marucci

Mar 06 2019

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Rank #12: Late Infection in Immediate Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction.

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This paper found that surgical site infections occurred after 30 days following implant-based reconstruction. The full paper's details can be found below
Sinha I, Pusic AL, Wilkins EG, Hamill JB, Chen X, Kim HM, Guldbrandsen G, Chun
YS. Late Surgical-Site Infection in Immediate Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg 2017 Jan;139(1):20-28

Feb 20 2017

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Rank #13: The Impact of Botox on Brow Height and Morphology

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How effective is the use of botox for brow lift? Found out here...paper below
El-Khoury JS, Jabbour SF, Awaida CJ, Rayess YA, Kechichian EG, Nasr MW. The
Impact of Botulinum Toxin on Brow Height and Morphology: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Jan;141(1):75-78

Feb 25 2018

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Rank #14: What is the evidence around the FDAs recent warning on Paediatric General Anaesthesia

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How good is the body of evidence surrounding the recent FDA warning on general anaesthesia in under 3's?

Derderian CA, Szmuk P, Derderian CK. Behind the Black Box: The Evidence for
the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Warning about the Risk of General
Anesthesia in Children Younger than 3 Years. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017
Oct;140(4):787-792.

Oct 30 2017

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Rank #15: Negative Pressure Therapy for Prevention of Wound complications following breast reduction

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Our first review of a PRS Global Open paper on the use of NWPT on incisional breast reduction wounds

Galiano RD, Hudson D, Shin J, van der Hulst R, Tanaydin V, Djohan R, Duteille
F, Cockwill J, Megginson S, Huddleston E. Incisional Negative Pressure Wound
Therapy for Prevention of Wound Healing Complications Following Reduction
Mammaplasty. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2018 Jan 12;6(1):e1560. doi:
10.1097/GOX.0000000000001560. eCollection 2018 Jan.

Sep 12 2018

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Rank #16: A Dynamic Anatomical Study into the risk of the "Brazillian Butt lift"

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Can sheering forces and the lack of a deep fascia be the major factors for the high complications rate in the "brazilian butt lift"?

Del Vecchio DA, Villanueva NL, Mohan R, Johnson B, Wan D, Venkataram A,
Rohrich RJ. Clinical Implications of Gluteal Fat Graft Migration: A Dynamic
Anatomical Study. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Nov;142(5):1180-1192

Mar 03 2019

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Rank #17: Can Nitroglycerin Ointment reduce the Rate of Flap Necrosis in Immediate Breast Reconstruction?

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Can Nitroglycerin Ointment reduce the Rate of Mastectomy Flap Necrosis in Immediate Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction?
Turin SY, Li DD, Vaca EE, Fine N. Nitroglycerin Ointment for Reducing the Rate
of Mastectomy Flap Necrosis in Immediate Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Sep;142(3):264e-270e.

Mar 03 2019

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Rank #18: High Surface-Area textured implants are associated with ALCL Cancer

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A team from Australia and New Zealand have pooled together the local data from industry on breast implants inserted and the cases ofBreast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma cancer to calculate the risk in the region.

Loch-Wilkinson A, Beath KJ, Knight RJW, Wessels WLF, Magnusson M, Papadopoulos T, Connell T, Lofts J, Locke M, Hopper I, Cooter R, Vickery K, Joshi PA, Prince HM, Deva AK. Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma inAustralia and New Zealand: High-Surface-Area Textured Implants Are Associated with Increased Risk. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Oct;140(4):645-654

Oct 30 2017

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Rank #19: A Comprehensive Theory of Breast Fascial Anatomy.

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Rehnke RD, Groening RM, Van Buskirk ER, Clarke JM. Anatomy of the Superficial
Fascia System of the Breast: A Comprehensive Theory of Breast Fascial Anatomy. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Nov;142(5):1135-1144

Mar 03 2019

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Rank #20: Tissue engineering of tendons- a comparison of cell sources

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A team in Beijing have looked at different cell sources to engineer tendons and test in their lab. Find out their results.
Chen B, Ding J, Zhang W, Zhou G, Cao Y, Liu W, Wang B. Tissue Engineering of
Tendons: A Comparison of Muscle-Derived Cells, Tenocytes, and Dermal Fibroblasts as Cell Sources. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Mar;137(3):536e-544e.

May 17 2017

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Outcomes of Corticosteroid Treatment for Trigger Finger by Stage.

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Can steroids improve symptoms and function for all stages of trigger finger disease?

Shultz KJ, Kittinger JL, Czerwinski WL, Weber RA. Outcomes of Corticosteroid
Treatment for Trigger Finger by Stage. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018
Oct;142(4):983-990

Oct 08 2019

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Superficial Circumflex Iliac Artery Perforator Flap: An Anatomical Study

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Yoshimatsu H, Steinbacher J, Meng S, Hamscha UM, Weninger WJ, Tinhofer IE,
Harima M, Fuse Y, Yamamoto T, Tzou CHJ. Superficial Circumflex Iliac Artery
Perforator Flap: An Anatomical Study of the Correlation of the Superficial and
the Deep Branches of the Artery and Evaluation of Perfusion from the Deep Branch to the Sartorius Muscle and the Iliac Bone. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019
Feb;143(2):589-602

Oct 08 2019

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Breast Reconstruction with Free Abdominal Flaps Is Associated with Venous Stasis.

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Momeni A, Sorice SC, Li AY, Nguyen DH, Pannucci C. Breast Reconstruction with
Free Abdominal Flaps Is Associated with Persistent Lower Extremity Venous Stasis.Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Jun;143(6):1144e-1150e

Oct 08 2019

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Does Cartilage-Sparing Otoplasty stand the test of time?

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Mazeed AS, Bulstrode NW. Refinements in Otoplasty Surgery: Experience of 200
Consecutive Cases Using Cartilage-Sparing Technique. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019
Jul;144(1):72-80

Oct 08 2019

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The Submental Flap in Facial Reconstruction: Evolution and Technical Refinements

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You might go mental for the submental pedicled flap the next time you perform a head and neck reconstructive case after listening to this paper's review?!

Bertrand B, Honeyman CS, Emparanza A, McGurk M, Ousmane Hamady IE, Schmidt A, Sinna R, Pittet-Cuénod B, Zwetyenga N, Martin D. Twenty-Five Years of Experience with the Submental Flap in Facial Reconstruction: Evolution and Technical Refinements following 311 Cases in Europe and Africa. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Jun;143(6):1747-1758

Oct 08 2019

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Treatment of Apert Hand Syndrome: Strategies for Achieving a Five-Digit Hand

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Strategies for Achieving a Five-Digit Hand in Apert's

Raposo-Amaral CE, Denadai R, Furlan P, Raposo-Amaral CA. Treatment of Apert
Hand Syndrome: Strategies for Achieving a Five-Digit Hand. Plast Reconstr Surg.
2018 Oct;142(4):972-982

Oct 08 2019

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Highest Risk of ALCL in ANZ is with Grade 4 Surface Breast Implants

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In a first of its kind an ANZ study reveals the relative risk for local patients obtaining ALCL following breast implants and how the risk varies with implant type.

Magnusson M, Beath K, Cooter R, Locke M, Prince HM, Elder E, Deva AK. The
Epidemiology of Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma in
Australia and New Zealand Confirms the Highest Risk for Grade 4 Surface Breast
Implants. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 May;143(5):1285-1292

Oct 08 2019

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Comparing reconstructive outcomes of pateints with Gustilo 3B and varying arterial injury

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Does having more arterial injury in a Gustilo 3B patient increase the reconstructive flap failure rate?

Ricci JA, Stranix JT, Lee ZH, Jacoby A, Anzai L, Thanik VD, Saadeh PB, Levine
JP. Comparing Reconstructive Outcomes in Patients with Gustilo Type IIIB
Fractures and Concomitant Arterial Injuries. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019
May;143(5):1522-1529

Sep 14 2019

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Segmental Gracilis Transplantation for Midfacial Animation in Möbius Syndrome

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Roy M, Klar E, Ho ES, Zuker RM, Borschel GH. Segmental Gracilis Muscle
Transplantation for Midfacial Animation in Möbius Syndrome: A 29-Year Experience.Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Mar;143(3):581e-591e

Sep 14 2019

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Are Fat injections for persistent migranes helpful or just a major headache?

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Guyuron B, Pourtaheri N. Therapeutic Role of Fat Injection in the Treatment of
Recalcitrant Migraine Headaches
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Mar;143(3):877-885

Sep 14 2019

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How best to reconstruct the breast following BIA-ALCL

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A summary of the management of BIA-ALCL and the possible reconstructive options for patients following explantation

Lamaris GA, Butler CE, Deva AK, Miranda RN, Hunt KK, Connell T, Lipa JE,
Clemens MW. Breast Reconstruction Following Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Mar;143

Sep 14 2019

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Vascular and nerve relations of the Marginal Mandibular Nerve to the face

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The facial vein is more consistent with its anatomy/relationship with the marginal mandibular nerve than the facial artery...
Touré G, Tran de Fremicourt MK, Randriamanantena T, Vlavonou S, Priano V,
Vacher C. Vascular and Nerve Relations of the Marginal Mandibular Nerve of the
Face: Anatomy and Clinical Relevance. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019

Sep 14 2019

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Is the medial thigh a suitable donor site for locoregional reconstruction?

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The superficial femoral artery and or its branches maybe useful options for loco regional reconstruction
Mohan AT, Zhu L, Morsy M, Sur YJ, Michalak GJ, Lachman N, Mardini S, Saint-Cyr
M. Reappraisal of Perforasomes of the Superficial Femoral, Descending Genicular, and Saphenous Arteries and Clinical Applications to Locoregional Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Mar;143(3):613e-627e

Sep 14 2019

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Arteries of the face and their relevance for minimally invasive surgery

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A great summary of the relevant arterial anatomy for facial surgery

Cotofana S, Lachman N. Arteries of the Face and Their Relevance for Minimally
Invasive Facial Procedures: An Anatomical Review. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019
Feb;143(2):416-426

Sep 14 2019

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A Mycobacterium Jacuzzi- an outbreak of breast implant infections

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Mycobacterial infections after breast augmentation is extremely rare. Found out how one centre had 10 cases in just 5 months and why a Jacuzzi was so important in cracking the case!

Scheflan M, Wixtrom RN. Over Troubled Water: An Outbreak of Infection Due to a
New Species of Mycobacterium following Implant-Based Breast Surgery. Plast
Reconstr Surg. 2016 Jan;137(1):97-105

Sep 14 2019

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A new approach to the good old forehead flap

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Want to find out how to augment the venous drainage in your paramedian forehead flaps? Well this paper is for you!
Wiener M, Karunanithy N, Pease N, Davies A, Walker N, Katsanos K, Aldridge B,
Healy C. A New Approach to an Old Flap: A Technique to Augment Venous Drainage from the Paramedian Forehead Flap. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Jan;143(1):269-271

Sep 14 2019

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Mycobacterium jacuzzi

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Mycobacterium jacuzzi by Shiv Chopra & Damian Marucci

Mar 06 2019

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Can Nitroglycerin Ointment reduce the Rate of Flap Necrosis in Immediate Breast Reconstruction?

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Can Nitroglycerin Ointment reduce the Rate of Mastectomy Flap Necrosis in Immediate Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction?
Turin SY, Li DD, Vaca EE, Fine N. Nitroglycerin Ointment for Reducing the Rate
of Mastectomy Flap Necrosis in Immediate Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Sep;142(3):264e-270e.

Mar 03 2019

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A Dynamic Anatomical Study into the risk of the "Brazillian Butt lift"

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Can sheering forces and the lack of a deep fascia be the major factors for the high complications rate in the "brazilian butt lift"?

Del Vecchio DA, Villanueva NL, Mohan R, Johnson B, Wan D, Venkataram A,
Rohrich RJ. Clinical Implications of Gluteal Fat Graft Migration: A Dynamic
Anatomical Study. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Nov;142(5):1180-1192

Mar 03 2019

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A Comprehensive Theory of Breast Fascial Anatomy.

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Rehnke RD, Groening RM, Van Buskirk ER, Clarke JM. Anatomy of the Superficial
Fascia System of the Breast: A Comprehensive Theory of Breast Fascial Anatomy. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Nov;142(5):1135-1144

Mar 03 2019

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