1,433 results match your criteria Scandinavian Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery [Journal]


Outcome of late presentation of injuries of the volar plate of the proximal interphalangeal joint.

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2010 Jun;44(3):167-70

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital, London, UK.

Early recognition and treatment of volar plate injuries within two weeks is reported to give a good outcome, but there is no published information about the consequences of delayed presentation. We present a series of 14 patients with 16 injuries, who presented more than two weeks after the initial injury. All patients were referred to a specialist hand trauma clinic over a 10 months period and were evaluated prospectively and treated with immediate mobilisation by a specialist hand therapist. Read More

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June 2010
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Experimental evaluation of susceptibility to fractures of the orbital floor in patients with unilateral complete cleft palate.

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2010 Jun;44(3):130-9

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, School of Medicine, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan.

We set out this study to verify a hypothesis that orbital floor fractures tend to affect wider areas in patients with unilateral complete cleft palate. Using a striking machine, the inferior orbital rims of eight normal skulls (intact skull group) and eight skulls with parts of the maxillas removed to simulate alveolar and palatal clefts (cleft skull group) were impacted. The fractured areas were compared. Read More

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June 2010
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Shortened rehabilitation period using a modified surgical technique for reconstruction of lost elbow extension in tetraplegia.

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2010 Jun;44(3):156-62

Department of Orthopaedics, Jósa András County Hospital, Nyíregyháza, Hungary.

Our aim was to evaluate the functional outcome of reconstruction of elbow extension in tetraplegia using a new technique for improving the attachment sites of posterior deltoid-to-triceps transfer in conjunction with an active rehabilitation programme. Ten tetraplegic patients (15 arms) had modified deltoid-to-triceps transfer using a tibialis anterior tendon graft. The operation included large overlaps between the tendon attachments, and additional security by anchoring the distal stump of the tendon graft to the olecranon. Read More

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June 2010
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Repair of the flexor pollicis longus tendon with the motion-stable Mantero technique.

Authors:
Peter Schaller

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2010 Jun;44(3):163-6

Department of Hand, Plastic-Reconstructive and Microsurgery, Kliniken Dr Erler gGmbH, Nürnberg, Germany.

Nowadays direct repair is the treatment of choice for a lacerated flexor pollicis longus (FPL) tendon in any anatomical zone. Up to now repair with the motion-stable Mantero technique has not been published. Over a five years period (2004-2008) 21 complete divisions of FPL tendons in zones 1 and 2 were treated surgically with the Mantero technique. Read More

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June 2010
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Failed total carpometacarpal joint prosthesis of the thumb: results after resection arthroplasty.

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2010 Jun;44(3):171-4

Section of Hand Surgery, Department of Orthopaedics, Regional Hospital Holstebro, Holstebro, Denmark.

Total joint prosthesis in carpometacarpal joint arthritis of the thumb often fails. Loosening of the implant is often treated by resection arthroplasty, and we reviewed 10 patients, mean age 54 years (range 47-63) who were treated by resection arthroplasty after a failed total joint prosthesis. The male:female ratio was 1:4 and the mean duration of observation 32 months (range 6-52). Read More

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June 2010
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Classification system for isolated arthritis of the scaphotrapeziotrapezoidal joint.

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2010 Apr;44(2):112-7

Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA.

We have developed a classification system for osteoarthritis (OA) of the scaphotrapeziotrapezoidal (STT) joint that can be used on posteroanterior, lateral, and oblique wrist radiographs. It can be used to communicate the degree of severity of arthritis, and to study arthritis in the wrist further. Currently we know of no classification system for OA of the STT. Read More

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April 2010
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Displacement of the bar after minimally-invasive repair of pectus excavatum.

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2010 Apr;44(2):102-5

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Osaka Medical College, 2-7 Daigaku-machi, Takatsuki City, Osaka, Japan.

The most common complication of the minimally-invasive technique for the repair of pectus excavatum is displacement of the bar, and it may cause retraction of the chest. We aimed to find out if there was any factor that could predict displacement of the bar after operation. The records of 12 patients who were operated on for repair of pectus excavatum at the Osaka Medical College between December 1999 and August 2006 were analysed. Read More

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April 2010
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Influence of the recipient vessel on fat necrosis after breast reconstruction with a free transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap.

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2010 Apr;44(2):96-101

Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065, USA.

The effect of the selection of recipient vessels on the rate of fat necrosis after microsurgical reconstruction of the breast remains largely unknown. Our aim was to evaluate the incidence of fat necrosis after unilateral breast reconstruction with a free transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous (TRAM) flap after anastomosis with either the internal mammary vessels or the thoracodorsal artery and vein. Consecutive patients who had unilateral reconstruction with a free, muscle-sparing TRAM flap at two tertiary care centres over a 6-year period were identified. Read More

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April 2010
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Efficacy and evaluation of safety of sclerosants for intramuscular venous malformations: clinical and experimental studies.

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2010 Apr;44(2):75-87

Department of Plastic Surgery, Kyorin University School of Medicine, 6-20-2 Shinkawa, Mitaka-shi, Tokyo, Japan.

Excision of intramuscular venous malformations may damage intact functional muscles, and sclerotherapy is an alternative way of relieving symptoms. Several sclerosants are available, but selection of the optimal one is controversial. We report our clinical experiences of sclerotherapy, and experimental studies in rats that investigated muscular damage after injection of various sclerosants. Read More

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April 2010
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Quality of life after breast reconstruction: comparison of three methods.

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2010 Jun;44(3):140-5

Department of Plastic Surgery, Oslo University Hospital, Ullevaal, Oslo, Norway.

An anonymous questionnaire was sent to 118 women who had their breasts reconstructed at the Department of Plastic Surgery, Ullevaal University Hospital, Oslo, from 1992-2001. The questionnaire included 36 questions scored on 6-point scales. Seventy-nine women returned a filled-in questionnaire. Read More

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June 2010
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Surgical resection margins do not influence health related quality of life or emotional distress in patients with cutaneous melanoma: results of a prospective randomised trial.

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2010 Jun;44(3):146-55

Department of Oncology, Karolinska University Hospital, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

In a prospective randomised Scandinavian trial, patients with localised invasive cutaneous melanoma of the trunk or extremities with tumours more than 2 mm thick were randomly assigned to excision with narrow (2 cm) or wide (4 cm) margins after primary surgery. The aims of the present study were to find out if there were any differences in health-related quality of life (QoL) and emotional distress between patients in the two arms over time. Patients were assessed at four time points: before randomisation, and at 3, 9, and 15 months after inclusion, using the EORTC QLQ-C30, the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale and the Impact of Event Scale. Read More

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June 2010
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Closed tendon rupture as a result of Kienböck disease.

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2010 Feb;44(1):59-63

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Asahi 3-1-1, Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan.

Closed tendon rupture is a well-known complication of Kienböck disease, but only 11 cases have been reported. We reviewed six cases of Kienböck disease with subcutaneous rupture of a tendon. There were five cases of 4th extensor tendons and one case of the flexor digitorum profundus tendons of the ring finger and little finger. Read More

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February 2010
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Extension block pinning of mallet fractures.

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2010 Feb;44(1):54-8

Department of Hand Surgery, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden.

The operative treatment of mallet fractures of more than one third of the articular surface is controversial. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the complications and functional outcome of extension block pinning technique. Thirty-six consecutive patients with mallet fractures that involved more than one third of the joint surface were treated by extension block pinning a median of 3 days after injury (range 0-35, mean 7). Read More

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February 2010
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Distally-based superficial sural flap: advantages of the adipofascial over the fasciocutaneous flap.

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2010 Feb;44(1):37-43

Department of Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, University of Udine, Udine, Italy.

The distally-based superficial sural flap has proved to be an easy and reliable method of reconstruction in soft tissue cover of the distal third part of the leg. There are two ways to prepare this flap: as a fasciocutaneous flap, which includes the fascia with the subcutaneous tissue including the skin; or as an adipofascial flap, which is made up of both the fascia and the subcutaneous adipose tissue. In the latter case, the flap is covered with a partial thickness skin graft either immediately after or at a later stage. Read More

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February 2010
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Alternative reconstruction of donor defect of free radial forearm flap in head and neck cancer.

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2010 Feb;44(1):31-6

Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, 100 Shih-Chuan 1st Road, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

We report our method of restoration of the radial artery in the use of the anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap to overcome the important drawback of sacrificing the radial artery in cases of free radial forearm flap (FRFF), which is indicated for reconstruction of the tongue and other intraoral defects. There were 12 patients in our series, but only seven completed their postoperative evaluations. We harvested FRFF and ALT flaps simultaneously. Read More

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February 2010
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Evaluation and analysis of formation of bone at the palate in patients with cleft lip and palate after palatoplasty based on computed tomograms and three-dimensional data.

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2010 Feb;44(1):21-5

Department of Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery, Dentistry and Orthodontics, University of Tokyo Hospital, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan.

There are various techniques for palatoplasty, but no studies of postoperative osteogenesis at the palatal fissure. In the cranial and maxillofacial region it is thought to develop from the periosteum, so palatoplasty with mucoperiosteal flaps may encourage new bone to form at the fissure. We evaluated the status of osteogenesis in the hard palate after palatoplasty on computed tomograms (CT). Read More

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February 2010
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Major changes to meet the expectations of our international authors and readers.

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2010 Feb;44(1)

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February 2010
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Anomalies of the arterial tree that coexist with arteriovenous malformations in the lower extremity.

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2010 Apr;44(2):121-4

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Tokyo Women's Medical University, 8-1 Kawada-cho,Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan.

Several previous reports have documented arteriovenous malformations associated with anomalies of the arterial tree. We report two cases in which a malformation on the foot coexisted with arterial variants of the popliteal artery. Careful therapeutic planning was required to avoid jeopardising perfusion to the distal area. Read More

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April 2010
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New method of tunnelling for omental transposition in the treatment of a complex radionecrotic groin ulcer.

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2010 Jun;44(3):178-80

Department of Plastic Surgery, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Omental transposition is often used for reconstruction of soft tissue in the groin. However, the potential for incisional hernia is a relative contraindication. We report the cure of a groin ulcer with omental transposition using a new method of tunnelling to avoid herniation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/02844310802271121DOI Listing
June 2010
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Malignant melanoma in association with or mimicking blue naevus.

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2010 Apr;44(2):118-20

Department of Plastic Surgery, Roskilde Hospital, University Hospital of Copenhagen, Strandvejen 63, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Malignant blue naevus is a rare but highly aggressive form of cutaneous malignant melanoma, which spreads often and early to the regional lymph nodes, liver, lungs, and other organs. We report three cases, review published reports, and recommend treatment. Read More

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April 2010
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SmartHand tactile display: a new concept for providing sensory feedback in hand prostheses.

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2010 Feb;44(1):50-3

Department of Electrical Measurements, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.

A major drawback with myoelectric prostheses is that they do not provide the user with sensory feedback. Using a new principle for sensory feedback, we did a series of experiments involving 11 healthy subjects. The skin on the volar aspect of the forearm was used as the target area for sensory input. Read More

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February 2010
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Incidence, epidemiology, and operative outcome of replantation or revascularisation of injury to the upper extremity.

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2010 Feb;44(1):44-9

Department of Hand and Orthopaedic Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki University, Helsinki, Finland.

We retrospectively studied the epidemiology of adult patients admitted for possible replantation or revascularisation of an injured upper extremity during the period June 2003 to May 2008. A total of 121 patients were admitted (71 graded severe), mean 24 (14 graded severe), being admitted each year. The annual rate of amputation injuries in the referral area of 1. Read More

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February 2010
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Successful management of tracheoinnominate artery fistula using a split pectoralis muscle flap with anatomical reconstruction by a synthetic graft.

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2010 Jun;44(3):175-7

Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Okinawa Prefectural Nanbu Medical Center & Children's Medical Center, Okinawa, Japan.

We report the successful repair for tracheoinnominate fistula, in which the innominate artery was interposed with a synthetic graft and the pectoralis muscle was used as a seal against infection. We know of 10 other reported cases. Read More

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June 2010
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Malunion of fractures of the proximal phalangeal neck in children.

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2010 Feb;44(1):69-71

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine, Kanazawa University, Takaramachi, Kanazawa, Japan.

We report three cases of malunion after fractures of the proximal phalangeal neck in children. A 12-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl had malunited fractures with dorsal and ulnar deviation of their fingers. Several years later remodeling had been achieved well for dorsal deviation but little for the ulnar deviation in each case. Read More

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February 2010
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Injection injury caused by puncture of the nozzle of a spray can.

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2010 Jun;44(3):181-3

Department of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Tokushima, Tokushima, Japan.

We present a case of low-pressure injection injury of the left index finger caused by puncture of the nozzle of a spray can. It resulted in symptoms as severe as those from a high-pressure injection injury. Several debridements meant that the finger did not have to be amputated. Read More

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June 2010
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Interosseous epidermoid cyst at the base of the distal phalanx.

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2010 Apr;44(2):125-7

Plastic Surgery Department, Frenchay Hospital, Frenchay Park Road, Frenchay, Bristol, UK.

Interosseous epidermoid cysts of the phalanges are rare, particularly at the base of the phalanx and if the lesion is tender. We report a case of a tender interosseous epidermoid cyst at the base of the distal phalanx of a young man. Read More

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April 2010
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Ileal patch graft used to repair a bladder injured during repair of an abdominal wall hernia.

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2010 Feb;44(1):66-8

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Kyorin University School of Medicine, 6-20-2 Shinkawa, Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan.

A 72-year-old woman had her bladder injured accidentally during repair of a severe hernia of the abdominal wall. Primary closure was impossible because of previous heavy irradiation. We therefore did an ileocystoplasty to cover the defect. Read More

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February 2010
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Pharyngoplasty after primary repair of clefts of the secondary palate.

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2010 Feb;44(1):26-30

Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Oslo, 1109 Blindern, Oslo, Norway.

Our aim was to identify factors associated with the incidence of pharyngoplasty in patients with clefts of the secondary palate (CP). We studied 351 children born between 1968 and 1999 with CP alone, who had their primary operation at the Department of Plastic Surgery, Rikshospitalet University Hospital, Oslo, Norway. Data were collected retrospectively from the archives of the Oslo Cleft Team. Read More

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February 2010
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Microsurgical replantation of an ear with no venous repair.

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2010 Feb;44(1):64-5

Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery, University College Hospital, Galway, Ireland.

Replantation of an avulsed ear was completely successful with only arterial repair (to the superficial temporal artery) and the use of medicinal leeches. Read More

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February 2010
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Infraeyebrow excision blepharoplasty for Japanese blepharochalasis: review of 35 patients over 60 years old.

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2010 Feb;44(1):17-20

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Tokyo Medical University Hachioji Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan.

Since 2005 we have treated many older patients with upper blepharochalasis but no obvious aponeurotic ptosis by infraeyebrow excision of skin and orbicular muscle with tucking of the orbital septum. Thirty-five patients (70 lids) were studied, age range 61-80 years (mean 68). There were 6 men and 29 women, who were followed up for 3 months to 2 years (mean 7 months). Read More

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February 2010
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Carpal tunnel syndrome and treatment of recurrent symptoms.

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2010 Feb;44(1):4-11

Department of Hand Surgery, Malmö University Hospital, Malmö, Sweden.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common compression lesion of peripheral nerves with a prevalence of 4%. It is often treated by release of the flexor retinaculum, which may completely relieve the symptoms. Although such treatment is considered successful, there are probably many patients with persistent or recurrent symptoms. Read More

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February 2010
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Effect of lip adhesion on maxillary arch alignment and reduction of a cleft's width before definitive cheilognathoplasty in unilateral and bilateral complete cleft lip.

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2010 Apr;44(2):88-95

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Unit, Hospital of Pisa, Italy.

High tension and tissue dislocation caused by wide maxillary clefts could prevent an optimal aesthetic and functional outcome in primary cheilognathoplasty. Many surgical techniques or conservative (orthodontic and orthopaedic) devices have been proposed for the initial management of infants with complete cleft lip and palate to achieve a tension-free repair of the lip. Adhesion converts a wide unilateral complete cleft into a lesser deformity anatomically similar to an incomplete cleft lip. Read More

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April 2010
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Healing of ununited scaphoid fractures by Kirschner wires and autologous structural bone grafts.

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2010 Apr;44(2):106-11

Hand and Microsurgery Section, Orthopedic Department, Rikshospitalet, Oslo, Norway.

Untreated ununited scaphoid fractures are a hazard to the wrist because of increasing degenerative changes with time. We have treated 81 consecutive ununited scaphoid fractures by open reposition, autologous bone transplantation, and Kirschner wire fixation, 2.7 years after the primary injury. Read More

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April 2010
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Neurolysis using a carbohydrate polymer gel for the treatment of postoperative neuropathic pain.

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2010 Feb;44(1):12-6

Plastic Surgery Department, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Rue Bugnon 46, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Perineural and intraneural fibrosis is thought to be the main cause of failure of the many surgical treatments of neuropathic pain. We have used Adcon-T/N carbohydrate polymer gel for prevention of perineural fibrosis in several parts of the body. In this retrospective study, 54 patients who presented with postoperative neuropathic pain had microsurgical epineural neurolysis and relocation of a terminal neuroma. Read More

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February 2010
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Whether to excise a lipofibroma of the median nerve.

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2009 ;43(6):346-9

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kiwa Hospital, Wakayama, 648-0085, Japan.

A 28-year-old man presented with a lipofibroma of the median nerve of the left hand. We released the carpal tunnel, did a neurolysis, and biopsied of the median nerve together with a distal fasciotomy of the forearm. Two years after the operation, the paraesthesiae of the middle finger had improved but was still present to a lesser degree. Read More

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March 2010
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Closure of the defect resulting from caudal regression syndrome with duplicated rectum.

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2009 ;43(6):343-5

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara, Turkey.

Caudal regression syndrome covers a range of congenital malformations that range from simple anal atresia to absence of sacral, lumbar, and possibly lower thoracic, vertebrae. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of caudal regression syndrome combined with rectal duplication. We present a case and describe our technique of reconstruction. Read More

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March 2010
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Familial congenital symmastia: ultrastructurally abnormal breast tissue.

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2009 ;43(6):339-42

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Innsbruck Medical University, AT-6020 Innsbruck, Austria.

Reports about congenital symmastia and its surgical treatment are few. We report two patients - a mother and daughter - with congenital symmastia in whom breast and fatty tissue was found to be mobile adhering poorly to the chest wall. Although histological examination showed no abnormality of the tissue bridge between the breasts, ultrastructural investigation of breast tissue (including Cooper's ligaments) showed an abnormal arrangement of collagen fibres. Read More

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March 2010
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Randomised controlled study of two different techniques of skin suture in endoscopic release of carpal tunnel.

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2009 ;43(6):335-8

Department of Orthopaedics, Section of Hand Surgery, Orthopaedic Research Unit, Regional Hospital Holstebro, DK-7500 Holstebro, Denmark.

In a prospective, randomised trial of 54 hands in 47 patients incisions were randomised to be closed by either absorbable subcuticular (polyglytone 6211, Caprosyn), or non-absorbable interrupted (polybutester, Novafil), sutures after single-portal endoscopic release of the carpal tunnel. There was a significant reduction in pain scores on days 1 and 2 in the patients treated with an absorbable continuous subcuticular suture, and no difference in inflammation or infection. There was no difference in the cosmetic appearance between the two groups after three months. Read More

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March 2010
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Prolapsed orbital fat: 15 consecutive cases.

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2009 ;43(6):330-4

Oculoplastic Surgery Service, Vision Institute, Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

Prolapsed orbital fat has rarely been described and is often confused with other conjunctival tumours, such as dermolipoma. We describe the clinical features and treatment of 15 patients with prolapsed orbital fat. We report here our experience in 15 consecutive patients who presented to the Vision Institute of Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil, between July 2004 and December 2007. Read More

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March 2010
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Extended orbital exenteration in the treatment of advanced periocular skin cancer with primary reconstruction with a galeacutaneous flap.

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2009 ;43(6):325-9

Plastic Surgery Clinic, Nis, Serbia.

Extended orbital exenteration includes the removal of orbital contents together with the surrounding orbital wall(s). Skin cancers (basal cell cancer and squamous cell skin cancer) arising in the periorbital region could present as invasive tumours infiltrating the orbit and orbital walls. We describe the treatment of advanced invasive skin cancers of the periorbital region by extended orbital exenteration. Read More

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March 2010
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Breast reduction alleviates depression and anxiety and restores self-esteem: a prospective randomised clinical trial.

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2009 ;43(6):320-4

Department of Plastic Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki.

Of women who seek reduction mammaplasty, up to a third have pathological degrees of anxiety or depression, or both. The psychological aspect of reduction mammaplasty is therefore an important consideration. We did a prospective randomised clinical trial to see how reduction mammaplasty affected macromastia patients' depression, anxiety, and self-esteem. Read More

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March 2010
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Placebo-controlled trial of local anaesthesia for treatment of pain after breast reconstruction.

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2009 ;43(6):315-9

Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Karolinska University Hospital, SE-171 76 Stockholm, Sweden.

Breast reconstruction with submuscular tissue implants is associated with substantial postoperative pain. High pain scores despite large doses of opioids were described in earlier studies, which indicated that opioids alone or together with paracetamol are insufficient. In the present placebo-controlled study we aimed to evaluate the analgesic efficacy of local anaesthesia as a supplement. Read More

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March 2010
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Venous drainage system of the transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous flap.

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2009 ;43(6):312-4

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, National Health Insurance Corporation Ilsan Hospital, Goyang.

The transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous (TRAM) flap has been widely used for reconstruction of the breast. Partial loss of the flap is still a problem, however, and venous congestion may cause partial necrosis of the flap. There are few studies of the venous anatomy of the TRAM flap that compares with that of the arterial system, so the aim of this study was to investigate the venous anatomy of the TRAM flap and assess its drainage pathway using venography. Read More

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March 2010
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Repair of peripheral nerve defect by direct gradual lengthening of the distal nerve stump in rats: effect on nerve regeneration.

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2009 ;43(6):305-11

Department of Orthopedics Surgery, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Science, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8575, Japan.

We investigated the use of direct lengthening of the distal stump of a peripheral nerve to compare the results of nerve regeneration using the direct lengthening method with simple end-to-end suture and autografting in rats. A segment 10 mm long was resected from the rat sciatic nerve (n=18 in each group). The distal nerve stump was fixed to a ring and pulled at a rate of 1 mm/day for 20 days using an original external nerve distraction device. Read More

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March 2010
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Repair of peripheral nerve defect by direct gradual lengthening of the distal nerve stump in rats: cellular reaction.

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2009 ;43(6):297-304

Department of Orthopedics Surgery, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Science, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8575, Japan.

We investigated the effects of direct gradual lengthening of the distal stump of a peripheral nerve and subsequent nerve regeneration in rats. A segment 10 mm long was resected from rat sciatic nerve. The distal nerve stump was fixed to a ring and pulled directly at a rate of 1 mm/day using an original external nerve distraction device. Read More

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March 2010
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Squamous cell carcinoma in bilateral untreated syndactyly.

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2009 ;43(5):294-5

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Royal Preston Hospital, Preston, UK.

We present an 81-year-old man with untreated bilateral syndactyly. Hand function and cosmesis did not concern him but long-term use of the hand resulted in chronic skin changes from friction, and the subsequent development of a squamous cell carcinoma. Read More

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November 2010
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Chondroid syringoma of the hand.

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2009 ;43(5):291-3

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

Chondroid syringoma is a rare cutaneous tumour that usually arises in the head and neck region and is rarely seen on the hands; it is rarely malignant at sites other than the head and neck. However, it should be included in the differential diagnosis of tumours of the hand. We present a 56-year-old man with a chondroid syringoma of the hand that clinically resembled a vascular tumour. Read More

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November 2010
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Extensive perineal and pelvic defects reconstructed simultaneously using bilateral pedicled gracilis and rectus abdominis muscle flaps after en-bloc excision of locally invasive perineal mucinous adenocarcinoma 1.

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2009 ;43(5):286-90

Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, National Cheng Kung University Medical Center, Tainan, Taiwan.

We report a case of successful simultaneous reconstruction of pelvic and perineal defects using bilateral pedicled gracilis and inferiorly based rectus abdominis muscle flaps after en-bloc excision of the tumour and abdominoperineal resection of locally advanced invasive perineal mucinous adenocarcinoma originating from a chronic anal fistula. Read More

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November 2010
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Operative treatment of enchondromas of the hand: is cancellous bone grafting necessary?

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2009 ;43(5):279-85

Department of Hand Surgery and Plastic Surgery, Kliniken Dr. Erler gGmbH, Nürnberg, Germany.

Curettage is the treatment of choice for enchondromas, the most common primary tumour of the hand. In contrast, additional bone grafting remains controversial. Between 1998 and 2004, we operated on 22 patients with monostotic enchondroma of the hand. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/02844310902891570DOI Listing
November 2010
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Combined fixation with plates and transmalar Kirschner wires for zygomatic fractures.

Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 2009 ;43(5):270-8

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, School of Medicine, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan.

After repair of a fractured zygoma, the fixed zygoma occasionally becomes displaced. This phenomenon--generally called "relapse"--is a complication that can be prevented by fixing plural sites with plates. However, this impairs blood supply to the bone, which causes atrophy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/02844310902891562DOI Listing
November 2010
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