• Review|Open Access

    Current and future applications of nanotechnology in plastic and reconstructive surgery

    Dana K Petersen , Tate M Naylor , Jon P Ver Halen
    Although nanotechnology is a relatively young field, there are countless biomedical applications in use or under investigation. Many specialties have benefitted from nanoscale refinements of diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. Plastic and reconstructive surgery is an incredibly diverse... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:43-50. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.139698
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    Management of isolated zygomaticomaxillary complex fractures with an individualized approach: a retrospective study

    Rahul Datta , Kanwar Harit , Yasmin Grewal
    Aim: Fractures of the zygomatico maxillary complex (ZMC) are commonly seen after traumatic injuries to the facial skeleton. The aim of the study was to review the outcome of individualized treatment approach in the management of isolated ZMC fractures. Methods: A retrospective analysis of 25... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:51-3. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.139699
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    Comperative analysis of unilateral cleft lip closure using absorbable and nonabsorbable sutures: a randomised clinical study

    Abhay Nilkanth Datarkar , Darshan Rewanwar , Anshul Rai
    Aim: Patients with cleft lip usually undergo multiple procedures that require hospitalization resulting in emotional stress to their family members. Young patients often require sedation or general anesthesia (GA) for suture removal on a sensitive area to prevent disruption of the repair. In this... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:54-7. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.139700
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    Perceived aesthetic impact of malocclusion in 16-24 year-old adults in the rural areas of India

    Charu M Marya , Amit Rekhi , Ruchi Nagpal , Sukhvinder S Oberoi , Chandan Dhingra
    Aim: The purpose of this study was to assess the self-perception of patients toward their dental appearance using the aesthetic component (AC) of index of orthodontic treatment need (IOTN) index and whether age and gender had any influence on it. Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:58-61. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.139701
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    Hyaluronic acid in calves defects correction

    Lorenzo Rosset , Mario Goisis
    Aim: Since the advent of fillers, new techniques are continuously developed for different uses. In this study, we evaluated the use of hyaluronic acid for calf augmentation. Methods: A total of 42 patients were enrolled in this study. All of them underwent augmentation procedure in our centers... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:62-4. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.139702
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    Efficacy of autologous platelet-rich plasma in the treatment of chronic nonhealing leg ulcers

    Shwetha Suryanarayan , Leelavathy Budamakuntla , Syed Iqbalulla Sha Khadri , Sacchidanand Sarvajnamurthy
    Aim: The aim was to evaluate the efficacy of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in the treatment of chronic nonhealing ulcers. Methods: A nonrandomized, uncontrolled study was performed on 24 patients with 33 nonhealing ulcers of various etiologies. All patients were treated with PRP at weekly intervals... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:65-9. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.139703
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    The keystone-design perforator-based flap for leg defects: a synthesis of philosophies

    Jerry R John , Jyoshid R Balan , Satyaswarup Tripathy , Ramesh Kumar Sharma , Chandan Jadhav
    Aim: The classical keystone-design flap, although elegantly employed for various trunk defects, has limited movement on the leg. This study aims to modify the keystone-design flaps for leg defects. Methods: A keystone-design flap, in which perforators are identified and dissected, is described... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:70-2. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.139704
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    Allogeneic epidermal substitutes in the treatment of chronic diabetic leg and foot ulcers

    Andrea Marchesi , Marco Brioschi , Pier Camillo Parodi , Matteo Marchesi , Roberto Brambilla , Luca Vaienti
    Aim: Diabetic foot ulcers are the most common cause of nontraumatic lower extremity amputations in the industrialized world. Tissue-engineering products offer a lower extremity salvage strategy when healing does not proceed according to the standard of care. New allogeneic sheets are available... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:74-80. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.139706
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Supermicrosurgical reconstruction of knee defect using superior medial genicular perforator as a recipient vessel

    Hoon Kim
    A 24-year-old male presented after being involved in a motorcycle accident and was found to have soft tissue defects of the knee with exposure of patella. Due to the severe injury from the popliteal fossa to the posterior aspects of the lower leg, repair with a free flap from anterolateral thigh... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:81-3. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.139708
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  • Commentary|Open Access


    Dina Gofstein , Jonathan Bank
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:72-3. | 
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