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Primary flexor tendons repair in zone 2: Current trends with GEMMSOR survey results.

Hand Surg Rehabil 2018 Jun 19. Epub 2018 Jun 19.

7, rue de Hanovre, 75002 Paris, France.

The repair of flexor tendon lesions in zone 2 remains a highly controversial subject in hand surgery. Currently, there is no consensus about the management of these lesions intra- and postoperatively, but the literature suggests that a solid suture will allow early active motion. We hypothesized that the management of flexor tendon injury in zone 2 varies widely. Read More

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Enclosing sutures technique for control of local bleeding in a case of placenta increta.

J Obstet Gynaecol Res 2018 Jun 22. Epub 2018 Jun 22.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Juntendo University Faculty of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.

Antepartum diagnosis of uterine placenta increta is difficult, thus considering a counterplan during placental delivery is obliged. Uterine compression suture is one of the choices of hemostatic surgical techniques for postpartum hemorrhage. However, uterine synechiae/ischemia are known for the complications. Read More

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[HerniaSurge: international guidelines on treatment of inguinal hernia in adults : Comments of the Surgical Working Group Hernia (CAH/DGAV) and the German Hernia Society (DHG) on the most important recommendations].

Chirurg 2018 Jun 21. Epub 2018 Jun 21.

Hernienzentrum Rottenburg a.N., Winghofer Medicum Plus GmbH, Rottenburg a.N., Deutschland.

Surgical Techniques: The HerniaSurge guidelines have the highest evidence with respect to a strong recommendation for mesh-based surgical techniques. This evidence is equally valid for the Lichtenstein procedure as for the minimally invasive procedures TEP/TAPP. In the case of discrete symptomatic or asymptomatic inguinal hernias, watchful waiting can be an option, taking into account health status and social circumstances. Read More

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June 2018
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Pterygium excision and conjunctival autograft: A comparative study of techniques.

Oman J Ophthalmol 2018 May-Aug;11(2):124-128

Department of ENT, Military Hospital, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.

Background: Use of conjunctival autograft following excision has reduced the recurrence rate of primary pterygium. This study compares the use of fibrin glue, autologous blood, and sutures in placing the conjunctival autograft in reference to surgical time taken, postoperative discomfort, and recurrence during follow-up.

Materials And Methods: Sixty patients with primary pterygium were included in the study and divided into three groups. Read More

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Bioprosthetic Versus Synthetic Mesh: Analysis of Tissue Adherence and Revascularization in an Experimental Animal Model.

Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2018 May 25;6(5):e1713. Epub 2018 May 25.

Integra LifeSciences, Boston, Mass.

Background: Both synthetic and bioprosthetic meshes play important roles in surgical procedures such as ventral hernia repair. Although sometimes used interchangeably, these devices have inherently different properties. We therefore sought to better understand how these materials interact with the host environment to optimize surgical techniques and to improve outcomes. Read More

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Tie-Over Bolster Dressings vs Basting Sutures for the Closure of Full-Thickness Skin Grafts: A Review of the Literature.

J Cutan Med Surg 2018 Jun 1:1203475418782152. Epub 2018 Jun 1.

3 Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA.

Background: Full-thickness skin grafting is a well-established technique in the reconstruction of various tissue defects and wounds. However, lack of uniformity in the procedure of closing and securing the grafts has led to a wide range of different techniques.

Objective: This article reviews the use of tie-over bolster dressings compared to basting sutures for the fixation and postsurgical immobilization of full-thickness skin grafts (FTSGs), discusses details of each method, and proposes a practice guideline for the closure of FTSGs. Read More

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The Effectiveness of Endoscopic Gastroplasty for Obesity Treatment According to FDA Thresholds: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Based on Randomized Controlled Trials.

Obes Surg 2018 Jun 16. Epub 2018 Jun 16.

Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Unit, Hospital das Clínicas, University of São Paulo Medical School, Dr. Arnaldo Av, 455, São Paulo, 01246-903, Brazil.

Endoscopic bariatric therapies (EBTs) are promising alternatives to conventional surgery for obesity. The aim of this study is to compare efficacy and safety through a systematic review and meta-analysis of the endoscopic gastroplasty techniques versus conservative treatment. We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane CENTRAL, Lilacs/Bireme. Read More

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June 2018
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Influence of suturing technique on wound healing and patient morbidity after connective tissue harvesting. A randomized clinical trial.

J Clin Periodontol 2018 Jun 16. Epub 2018 Jun 16.

Department of Periodontology, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.

Objectives: The aims of this randomized clinical trial were to investigate the influence of the suturing technique and the thickness of the pre- and postoperative palatal and flap mucosa on the early healing of the palate after harvesting a connective tissue graft. Furthermore, patient pain perception was evaluated.

Material And Methods: A subepithelial connective tissue graft was obtained from the palate with a single horizontal incision technique. Read More

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Interrupted versus Continuous Suturing for Vesicourethral Anastomosis During Radical Prostatectomy: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Eur Urol Focus 2018 Jun 12. Epub 2018 Jun 12.

Department of Urology, University Medical Center Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany. Electronic address:

Context: Vesicourethral anastomosis (VUA) is a crucial step during radical prostatectomy (RP). Generally, either a continuous (CS) or an interrupted suture (IS) is used. However, there is no clear evidence if one technique is superior to the other. Read More

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June 2018
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Analysis of technical feasibility and neurovascular safety of endoscopic distal biceps repair: a cadaveric study.

J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2018 Jun 12. Epub 2018 Jun 12.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Seth GS Medical College, King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India.

Background: This cadaveric study was designed to analyze the safety of endoscopic repair of distal biceps tendon (DBT) tears using 2 reattachment techniques. We evaluated the proximity of neurovascular structures to endoscopy portals; iatrogenic injury to neurovascular, musculotendinous, and osseous structures; and changes in compartment pressures. We hypothesized that an all-endoscopic repair of the ruptured DBT would be technically safe and the risk of iatrogenic injury would be low. Read More

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June 2018
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Endoscopic gastric reduction with an endoluminal suturing device: a multicenter prospective trial with 1-year follow-up.

Endoscopy 2018 Jun 15. Epub 2018 Jun 15.

Department of Gastroenterology, Erasme Hospital, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium.

Background:  Obesity is the pandemic disease of this century. Surgery is the only effective treatment but cannot be offered to every patient. Endoscopic sutured gastroplasty is a minimally invasive technique that may potentially fill the gap between surgery and behavioral therapy. Read More

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String Technique for Anterior Orbital Fish Hook Removal.

Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg 2018 Jun 13. Epub 2018 Jun 13.

Department of Ophthalmology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.

Removing fish hooks is a common procedure performed by many emergency department providers. There are several techniques that are commonly employed to aid in successful removal. However, when a fish hook becomes embedded within the orbit, there are limited options as to avoid damaging vital surrounding structures. Read More

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Genitourinary Surgical Workload at Deployed U.S. Facilities in Iraq and Afghanistan, 2002-2016.

Mil Med 2018 Jun 13. Epub 2018 Jun 13.

San Antonio Military Medical Center, Urology Clinic, 3551 Roger Brooke Drive, Ft. Sam Houston, TX.

Introduction: Genitourinary surgery constitutes approximately 1.15% of procedures performed for combat injuries. During forward deployment, surgeons usually deploy without urology support. Read More

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Pancreatic stump closure techniques and pancreatic fistula formation after distal pancreatectomy: Meta-analysis and single-center experience.

PLoS One 2018 13;13(6):e0197553. Epub 2018 Jun 13.

Department of Surgery, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technical University Munich, Munich, Germany.

Background: Pancreatic fistula/PF is the most frequent and feared complication after distal pancreatectomy/DP. However, the safest technique of pancreatic stump closure remains an ongoing debate. Here, we aimed to compare the safety of different pancreatic stump closure techniques for preventing PF during DP. Read More

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June 2018
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Biomechanical assessment of an alternative method of staple fixation for anchoring the Bone Patellar Tendon Bone graft to the tibia.

J Clin Orthop Trauma 2018 Apr-Jun;9(2):157-162. Epub 2017 Apr 18.

Department of Orthopaedics, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, 632004, India.

Introduction: The Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is the most commonly injured ligament around the knee and is best reconstructed with a biological graft. For ideal graft fixation, there should be sufficient initial strength to avoid failure of fixation and sufficient stiffness to restore the stability of the knee and to avoid gradual loosening in the post-operative period.When considering fixation of Bone Patellar Tendon Bone (BPTB) grafts to the tibia, the interference screw is considered to be the gold standard. Read More

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Development, preclinical evaluation and validation of a novel quick vascular closure device for transluminal, cardiac and radiological arterial catheterization.

J Mater Sci Mater Med 2018 Jun 11;29(6):83. Epub 2018 Jun 11.

Department of Thoracic, Cardiac and Vascular Surgery, Clinical Research Laboratory, University Hospital Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany.

Following percutaneous coronary intervention, vascular closure devices (VCDs) are increasingly used to reduce time to ambulation, enhance patient comfort, and reduce potential complications compared with traditional manual compression. Newer techniques include complicated, more or less automated suture devices, local application of pads or the use of metal clips and staples. These techniques often have the disadvantage of being time consuming, expensive or not efficient enough. Read More

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Suture snare technique for scleral fixation of intraocular lenses and capsular tension devices.

Br J Ophthalmol 2018 Jun 11. Epub 2018 Jun 11.

Singapore National Eye Centre, Singapore, Singapore.

Polytetrafluoroethylene (Gore-Tex) suture is preferred for scleral fixation of intraocular lenses or capsular tension devices as it is more resilient to breakage than polypropylene 10-0. However, manipulation of the thick calibre and overcurved configuration of the Gore-Tex needle within the eye poses a risk of damage to the intraocular structures. Existing techniques that overcome the problem of needles within the anterior chamber involve special instruments to retrieve the suture. Read More

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'Mesh hiatal hernioplasty' versus 'suture cruroplasty' in laparoscopic para-oesophageal hernia surgery; a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Asian J Surg 2018 Jun 7. Epub 2018 Jun 7.

University Hospital of North Tees, Hardwick Rd, Hardwick, Stockton-on-Tees TS19 8PE, United Kingdom. Electronic address:

In laparoscopic 'paraoesophageal hernia' (POH) repair, non-absorbable suture materials have been used to close the crural defects. More recently, various types of prosthetic mesh have been utilized to repair the defect. We conducted a systematic review with meta-analysis of the recent and up to-date studies incorporating 942 POH repairs. Read More

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Long-Term Effect of Modified Incision to Prevent Related Complications in Deep Brain Stimulation.

World Neurosurg 2018 Jun 7. Epub 2018 Jun 7.

Department of Neurosurgery, Tsinghua University Yuquan Hospital, No. 5 Shijingshan Road, Shijingshan District, Beijing, 100049, China. Electronic address:

Background: Skin complications are a frequent type of complication of deep brain stimulation (DBS) neurosurgical procedure and are always observed in the post-auricular area, scalp area and implantable pulse generator (IPG) pocket. Modifications to the surgical techniques for DBS have been proposed as therapeutic options. To prevent skin complications, we modified the surgical incisions. Read More

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Meniscal Ramp Lesion Repair Using an All-Inside Technique.

Arthrosc Tech 2018 Mar 26;7(3):e265-e270. Epub 2018 Feb 26.

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Clinica Las Condes, Santiago, Chile.

Posteromedial meniscotibial ligament lesions, known as meniscal ramp lesions, are typically associated with ACL injuries, but frequently underdiagnosed. When correctly diagnosed, repair is mandatory in most cases. Retraction of the soft tissues makes it difficult to repair and leads to suture failure. Read More

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Ultrasound-Guided Suture Tape Augmentation and Stabilization of the Medial Collateral Ligament.

Arthrosc Tech 2018 Mar 5;7(3):e205-e210. Epub 2018 Feb 5.

Private Practice, Sacramento, California, U.S.A.

Management of medial collateral ligament (MCL) injuries usually consists of time and conservative management; however, patients are typically immobilized and need extensive time to return to sport. Although the MCL has been shown to have the ability to heal given time, surgical management is still sometimes needed to provide stability to the knee. Operative techniques vary in methodology, but are typically highly invasive and technically demanding. Read More

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Double-Row Repair Technique for Bursal-Sided Partial-Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears.

Arthrosc Tech 2018 Mar 5;7(3):e199-e203. Epub 2018 Feb 5.

Rothman Institute, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Rotator cuff pathology is a common cause of shoulder pain in the athletic and general population. Partial-thickness rotator cuff tears (PTRCT) are commonly encountered and can be bursal-sided, articular-sided, or intratendinous. Various techniques exist for the repair of bursal-sided PTRCTs. Read More

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Tips on robotic single-site surgery suture technique: Screwing and clockwise direction suture technique for Robotic single-site surgery.

Authors:
Hye-Sung Moon

Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol 2018 Jun;57(3):432-434

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Cancer Center for Women, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, 07895, South Korea. Electronic address:

Objectives: Using the da Vinci single-site platform, surgeons can perform more minimally invasive surgery. However, surgical challenges exist due to the limitations of single-site instrumental movements. To aid in the performance of successful robotic single-site hysterectomy, a new suturing technique using the current set of limited instruments is introduced in this study. Read More

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Abdominal Wall Closure in Elective Midline Laparotomy: The Current Recommendations.

Authors:
René H Fortelny

Front Surg 2018 23;5:34. Epub 2018 May 23.

Department of General, Viszeral and Oncologic Surgery, Wilhelminenspital, Vienna, Austria.

Introduction: The risk of developing an incisional hernia after primary elective median laparotomy is reported in the literature as being between 5 and 20 percent. The goal of this systematic review was to evaluate different closure techniques for midline laparotomies and the use of additional prophylactic mesh augmentation for midline closure in high risk patients.

Method: A systematic literature search was performed until September 2017. Read More

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May 2018
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Robotic Surgery Improves Technical Performance and Enhances Prefrontal Activation During High Temporal Demand.

Ann Biomed Eng 2018 Jun 4. Epub 2018 Jun 4.

Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery, Imperial College London, London, UK.

Robotic surgery may improve technical performance and reduce mental demands compared to laparoscopic surgery. However, no studies have directly compared the impact of robotic and laparoscopic techniques on surgeons' brain function. This study aimed to assess the effect of the operative platform (robotic surgery or conventional laparoscopy) on prefrontal cortical activation during a suturing task performed under temporal demand. Read More

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June 2018
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A modified technique to simplify external fixation of the subglottic silicone stent.

Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2018 Jun 2. Epub 2018 Jun 2.

Division of Thoracic Surgery, University of Naples "Luigi Vanvitelli", Naples, Italy.

Several techniques have been previously proposed to fix silicone stents for subglottic tracheal stenosis. However, they require special tools or cumbersome manoeuvres. The proposed modified procedure offers a potential alternative fixing technique using absorbable suture buried subcutaneously and not requiring special devices. Read More

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June 2018
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Comparison of the Dacron ring and suture annuloplasty for aortic root repair: an in vitro evaluation.

Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2018 Jun 1. Epub 2018 Jun 1.

Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Aarhus University Hospital, Skejby, Aarhus, Denmark.

Objectives: Increasing evidence shows that annular stabilization is essential in most aortic valve repair procedures. However, a standardized comparison of the 2 commonly used annuloplasty procedures is lacking. We hypothesized that the Dacron ring is more rigid than the polytetrafluoroethylene suture, whereas both procedures decrease annular dimensions. Read More

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June 2018
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Arthroscopic Medial Meniscus Root Repair With Soft Suture Anchor Without Posterior Portal Technique.

Arthrosc Tech 2018 May 30;7(5):e553-e556. Epub 2018 Apr 30.

Department of Orthopedics, Queen Savang Vadhana Memorial Hospital, Chonburi, Thailand.

Medial meniscal root injury is known to cause an increase in tibiofemoral contact pressure and results in early osteoarthritis. There have been many reports on meniscal root repairing techniques, which can be categorized into 2 groups. One is transosseous suture, and the other is anchor suture repair. Read More

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Suture Anchor Refixation of Meniscal Root Tears Without an Additional Portal.

Arthrosc Tech 2018 May 16;7(5):e511-e515. Epub 2018 Apr 16.

Sportsclinic Cologne, University of Witten/Herdecke, Cologne-Merheim-Medical-Centre, Cologne, Germany.

The biomechanical consequences of a tear of the posterior root of the medial meniscus are comparable to that of a complete meniscectomy. The integrity of the meniscal roots is crucial to enable the important function of load sharing and shock absorption. An untreated root tear leads to extrusion and loss of function of the meniscus causing early degenerative arthritis of the respective knee compartment. Read More

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May 2018
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Use of a Knotless Suture Anchor to Perform Double-Pulley Capsulotenodesis of Infraspinatus.

Arthrosc Tech 2018 May 16;7(5):e485-e490. Epub 2018 Apr 16.

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A.

In this Technical Note, we describe an arthroscopic remplissage procedure to treat anterior instability. Specifically, we use a technique to perform double-pulley capsulotenodesis of the infraspinatus tendon using a Knotless SutureTak Suture Anchor (Arthrex, Naples, FL). This is a modification of a previously described double-pulley technique. Read More

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Arthroscopic Coracoclavicular Ligament Reconstruction Using Graft Augmentation and Titanium Implants.

Arthrosc Tech 2018 May 9;7(5):e465-e471. Epub 2018 Apr 9.

Department of Orthopedics, The Hatanpaa City Hospital, Tampere, Finland.

Several techniques have been introduced to treat acromioclavicular separation with coracoclavicular ligament reconstruction using graft augmentation. A modified arthroscopic technique for coracoclavicular ligament reconstruction was used based on a previous technique where the supportive device and tendon graft share the clavicular and coracoid drill holes. A notable problem with the previous technique was large protruding suture knots on the washer and clavicle, which could predispose to wound infection. Read More

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Arthroscopic Single-Tunnel Pullout Suture Fixation for Tibial Eminence Avulsion Fracture.

Arthrosc Tech 2018 May 2;7(5):e443-e452. Epub 2018 Apr 2.

Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology Department, Minia University, Minia, Egypt.

Various arthroscopic techniques have been devised for fixation of tibial eminence avulsions, namely percutaneous K-wires, arthroscopy-guided screw fixation, staples, TightRope (Arthrex)-suture button fixation, and transosseous suture fixation. Such techniques provide well-pronounced advantages including less postoperative pain, a reduced hospital stay, and minimal scar with resultant earlier and more compliant rehabilitation. As for transosseous suture fixation, the standard technique comprises the creation of 2 tibial tunnels exiting on both sides of the footprint of the avulsion fracture using an anterior cruciate ligament tibial guide with the angle set at 45°. Read More

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Primary Anterior Cruciate Ligament Single-Bundle Repair With Augmentation for a Partial Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear.

Arthrosc Tech 2018 Apr 19;7(4):e367-e372. Epub 2018 Mar 19.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Southern California/Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

Although anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction remains the gold standard for the treatment of ACL tears, repair is regaining popularity as a treatment option for proximal or distal ACL avulsions. Historically, ACL repairs had poor outcomes. To remedy this, techniques were developed using graft-based augmentation but never gained widespread popularity. Read More

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The Safety and Efficacy of Clipless versus Conventional Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy - our Experience in an Indian Rural Center.

Maedica (Buchar) 2018 Mar;13(1):34-43

Department of Surgery, M.M. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Mullana (Distt-Ambala), Haryana, India.

Background: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is one of the most common surgeries performed nowadays. There are lot of advances in closure of cystic duct and artery (clip ligation, suture ligation), but it remains an enigma regarding efficacy, safety and postoperative complications for using non-absorbable suture material or Liga clip for the operating surgeon in laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

Objectives: Our study aimed to evaluate the efficacy, safety and complications of non-absorbable sutures ligation versus clips application in laparoscopic cholecystectomy, and to compare the operative time and cost effectiveness of the two surgical approaches in laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Read More

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The Effect of Acute Pulmonary Hypertension on Tricuspid Annular Height, Strain, and Curvature in Sheep.

Cardiovasc Eng Technol 2018 Jun 1. Epub 2018 Jun 1.

Meijer Heart and Vascular Institute at Spectrum Health, 100 Michigan St NE, 49503, Grand Rapids, MI, USA.

The tricuspid annulus shows significant alterations in patients with functional tricuspid regurgitation-tricuspid valve dysfunction that is secondary to other diseases such as pulmonary hypertension. Early changes in annular shape and dynamics may provide an understanding of disease mechanisms and could predict disease progression. To gain a mechanistic insight into these early changes we perform a spatially-resolved analysis of the effect of acute pulmonary hypertension on the tricuspid annulus in sheep. Read More

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June 2018
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The Barrow Innovation Center case series: Early clinical experience with novel, low-cost techniques for bone graft containment in the posterolateral fusion bed.

World Neurosurg 2018 May 29. Epub 2018 May 29.

Department of Neurosurgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona. Electronic address:

Background: A frequently encountered problem during posterolateral fusion (PLF) is bone graft displacement from the posterolateral space during closure. There are a number of commercially available solutions to this problem, but they are seldom used because of their exceptionally high cost. The purpose of this report is to describe 3 novel, low-cost techniques we developed for bone graft containment during PLF. Read More

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May 2018
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Rectal inclusion cyst as a complication of stapled hemorrhoidopexy: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Jun;97(22):e10792

Department of Colorectal Surgery.

Rationale: Stapled hemorrhoidopexy is gaining popularity for prolapsing hemorrhoids. However, like any other operation, there is always the potential risk of complications. Rectal inclusion cysts are rare complications that results from the potential space in the staple line. Read More

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Endonasal Suturing of Nasoseptal Flap to Nasopharyngeal Fascia Using the V-Loc™ Wound Closure Device: 2-Dimensional Operative Video.

Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown) 2018 May 30. Epub 2018 May 30.

Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

We present a case of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak after endoscopic endonasal resection of a large clival chordoma in an obese patient. The leak was at the lower reconstruction at the craniocervical junction and had failed repositioning. Using the V-Loc™ wound closure device (Covidien, New Haven, Connecticut) to suture the nasoseptal flap to the nasopharyngeal fascia, a water-tight seal was created and, along with a lumbar drain, the patient healed successfully. Read More

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May 2018
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Infections complicating cesarean delivery.

Curr Opin Infect Dis 2018 May 29. Epub 2018 May 29.

Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland.

Purpose Of Review: Cesarean sections are common surgical procedures performed in a healthy population and are unique because of a relatively high rate of postoperative infection. There have been many important advances in understanding the pathogenesis of infection and evaluation of interventions to prevent post cesarean section infections in the last few years. Our purpose in this review is to analyze these new data, discuss unanswered questions, and propose changes in standard of care. Read More

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May 2018
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Interference Screw Versus Suture Endobutton Fixation of a Fiber-Reinforced Meniscus Replacement Device in a Human Cadaveric Knee Model.

Am J Sports Med 2018 May 1:363546518773737. Epub 2018 May 1.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.

Background: Meniscal lesions represent one of the most common intra-articular knee injuries. Meniscus replacement devices are needed to restore load distribution and knee stability after meniscectomy. Fixation of these devices is crucial to the generation of hoop stresses and the distribution of loads in the joint. Read More

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May 2018
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Letter to editor: The impact of different peripheral suture techniques on the biomechanical stability in flexor tendon repair.

Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 2018 Jul 30;138(7):1035-1036. Epub 2018 May 30.

Department of Hand Surgery, People's Hospital of Jiangyin, Wuxi, Jiangsu, China.

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Asian Facelift Technique Refinement With High Patient Satisfaction: FACE-Q Report.

Ann Plast Surg 2018 May 24. Epub 2018 May 24.

From the Department of Plastic Surgery, Wuhan Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei Province, People's Republic of China.

Background: Facial aging is a complex process influencing every layer of the facial structure. Most accepted surgical techniques for facial rejuvenation involve certain manipulation of the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS). Out of these SMAS-based techniques, SMAS plication or suspension provides excellent outcomes with shorter convalescence and fewer potential complications. Read More

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May 2018
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[Syndesmosis injuries at the ankle].

Authors:
S Rammelt E Manke

Unfallchirurg 2018 May 29. Epub 2018 May 29.

UniversitätsCentrum für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie, Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus, Fetscherstr. 74, 01307, Dresden, Deutschland.

Background: Injuries to the distal tibiofibular syndesmosis are frequent and continue to generate controversy due to an extensive range of diagnostic techniques and therapeutic options.

Objective: The aim of this review is to summarize the current knowledge on syndesmotic instability and to present some recommendations for the clinical practice for acute an chronic injuries.

Material And Methods: Analysis of the current literature concerning the anatomy, etiology, diagnostics and treatment of syndesmosis injuries. Read More

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May 2018
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Continuous Suture Technique for Aortic Valve Replacement.

Tex Heart Inst J 2018 04 7;45(2):121. Epub 2018 Apr 7.

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Wonkwang University Medical School, Iksan, Chonbuk, Republic of Korea.

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Miniaturized Sensors Registering the Long-Term Course of Suture Tension In Vivo under Varying Intra-Abdominal Pressure.

Sensors (Basel) 2018 May 28;18(6). Epub 2018 May 28.

Fachhochschule Bielefeld, Campus Minden, Fachbereich Technik, Artilleriestrasse 9, D-32427 Minden, Germany.

Background: Failure of laparotomy closure develops after up to 20% of abdominal operations. Suture tension has an influence on the quality of tissue regeneration. No sensors are available to register suture tension dynamics in vivo. Read More

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Suture constructs for rehabilitation using early active motion after tendon transfer surgery.

J Hand Surg Eur Vol 2018 Jan 1:1753193418773262. Epub 2018 Jan 1.

Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

The purpose of this study was to better define an ideal tendon transfer suture construct to allow for early active range of motion. A side-to-side tendon construct was used to test suture technique (cross stich vs. Krackow stitch), number of suture throws, and calibre of suture. Read More

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January 2018

Clinical outcomes and repair integrity after arthroscopic full-thickness rotator cuff repair: suture-bridge versus double-row modified Mason-Allen technique.

J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2018 May 23. Epub 2018 May 23.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Eulji University Hospital, Daejeon, Republic of Korea.

Background: This retrospective study compared the clinical and radiologic outcomes of patients who underwent arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs by the suture-bridge and double-row modified Mason-Allen techniques.

Methods: From January 2012 to May 2013, 76 consecutive cases of full-thickness rotator cuff tear, 1 to 4 cm in the sagittal plane, for which arthroscopic rotator cuff repair was performed, were included. The suture-bridge technique was used in 37 consecutive shoulders; and the double-row modified Mason-Allen technique, in 39 consecutive shoulders. Read More

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May 2018
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Modified Nipple Flap with Free Areolar Graft for Component Nipple-Areola Complex Construction: Outcomes with A Novel Technique for Chest Wall Reconstruction in Transgender Men.

Plast Reconstr Surg 2018 May 14. Epub 2018 May 14.

Hansjörg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery, NYU Langone Health, New York, NY.

Background: A primary goal in chest wall reconstruction ('top surgery') for trans men is achieving a symmetrical, aesthetically pleasing position of the reconstructed male NAC. In the context of existing surgical techniques for top surgery, the ability to achieve this goal is limited.

Methods: The senior author's technique for component NAC creation in chest wall reconstruction for trans men with a modified skate flap and free areolar graft, in conjunction with double-incision mastectomy, is described. Read More

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The Implications of Barbed Sutures on Scar Aesthetics: A Systematic Review.

Plast Reconstr Surg 2018 May 14. Epub 2018 May 14.

Hansjörg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery, NYU Langone Health, New York, NY.

Background: Barbed sutures have become increasingly popular in the field of aesthetic plastic surgery, particularly in body contouring and breast surgeries, in which the use of barbed sutures may offer both time and cost savings. Scar aesthetics is an important outcome for both the surgeons and patients in these procedures; however, there is a paucity of studies assessing the aesthetic outcome of barbed sutures with regards to scarring.

Methods: A systematic review of PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases was performed from the date of their inception through July 2017 using the search terms barbed suture combined with scar or wound. Read More

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Radial Tears of the Lateral Meniscus-Two Novel Repair Techniques: A Biomechanical Study.

Orthop J Sports Med 2018 Apr 27;6(4):2325967118768086. Epub 2018 Apr 27.

Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan, USA.

Background: A common treatment for radial tears of the meniscus has historically been partial meniscectomy. Owing to the poor outcomes associated with partial meniscectomy, repair of the meniscus is an important treatment option. It is important to evaluate different repair techniques for radial tears of the meniscus. Read More

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