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  • Editorial|Open Access

    Wound healing and plastic surgery - an introduction to a special issue

    Raymund E. Horch
    This article belongs to the Special Issue Wound Healing and Plastic Surgery
    Plast Aesthet Res 2018;5:42. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2018.64
    Published on: 19 Oct 2018  | Viewed:0  | Downloaded:0
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Low level laser as an adjunct therapy for second degree superficial burns

    Saurabh Gupta, Ravi Kumar Chittoria, Elankumar Subbarao, Konda Sireesha Reddy, Vinayak Chavan, Abhinav Aggarawal, Chirra Likhitha Reddy
    Aim: Second degree superficial burns are painful and heal over a period of two to three weeks time. Multimodality treatment approach is effective in reducing time of healing, pain, rate of complications and overall cost of treatment. Aim of this study is to observe effect of low level laser therapy (LLLT) as an adjunct to conventional therapy for second degree superficial burn. Methods: This article presents a case series of twenty patients in which LLLT was used as an adjunct therapy for target burn areas. Results: Average time taken for complete healing of areas with second degree... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2018;5:41. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2018.51
    Published on: 16 Oct 2018  | Viewed:126  | Downloaded:6
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    Applying skin graft sheets transversely to manage burn patients

    Ricardo Madiedo, Jorge Luis Gaviria-Castellanos, Alejandro Zapata-Ospina
    Aim: The aim of this study is to determine whether the split-thickness grafts should be applied to the treatment of burn patients, parallel to the relaxed skin tension lines as described by Kraissl, which would help scarring and reduce the development of abnormal scars. Methods: A descriptive longitudinal case series study was conducted at the Burn Unit of Health Services Simón Bolívar North Subnetwork E.S.E. of the Secretariat of Health in Bogotá, Colombia, from 1 Jan 2016 to 31 Dec 2017. A total of 138 burn patients exhibiting deep partial- or full-thickness burns involving different body... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2018;5:40. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2018.40
    Published on: 11 Oct 2018  | Viewed:198  | Downloaded:16
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  • Review|Open Access

    Tissue conditioning - strategies to improve perfusion and reduce ischemia - reperfusion injury

    Sabrina Krauss, Jens Rothenberger, Johannes Mayer, Alexander Sogorski, Manuel Held, Theodora Wahler, Adrien Daigeler, Jonas Kolbenschlag
    Ischemia as well as ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) can cause serious tissue damage and therefore is a feared complication in reconstructive surgery. This is the reason why researchers around the world invest their efforts to improve tissue viability after ischemic events. Tissue conditioning offers a broad scope of different techniques which can be applied pre-, peri- or postoperatively to adapt the affected tissue to the subsequent stress during and after ischemia to prevent or minimize IRI. The different ways of tissue conditioning in flap surgery include surgical delay, ischemic... Read more
    This article belongs to the Special Issue Wound Healing and Plastic Surgery
    Plast Aesthet Res 2018;5:39. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2018.41
    Published on: 29 Sep 2018  | Viewed:185  | Downloaded:14
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Negative pressure wound therapy with instillation: effects on healing of category 4 pressure ulcers

    Johannes Matiasek, Gabriel Djedovic, Marcus Kiehlmann, Ralph Verstappen, Ulrich M. Rieger
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    This article belongs to the Special Issue Wound Healing and Plastic Surgery
    Plast Aesthet Res 2018;5:36. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2018.50
    Published on: 28 Sep 2018  | Viewed:321  | Downloaded:22
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  • Review|Open Access

    Prefabricated flaps and neoangiogenesis initiated via venous grafts in arteriovenous loops

    Elias Polykandriotis, Andreas Arkudas, Annika Weigand, Aijia Cai, Raymund E. Horch
    New developments in regenerative medicine are bound to revolutionize the way we approach loss of function and form in human organisms. Especially in the field of reconstructive plastic surgery new biotechnologies find their way from bench to bed. Biofabrication is an evolving field that aims to combine natural biologic processes with bioartificial constructs with the scope of reconstituting tissue without having to rely on autotransplantation. In this brief review we present the concepts of intrinsic vs. extrinsic neovascularization and we discuss the use of neovascularization in three... Read more
    This article belongs to the Special Issue Wound Healing and Plastic Surgery
    Plast Aesthet Res 2018;5:37. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2018.52
    Published on: 28 Sep 2018  | Viewed:250  | Downloaded:14
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Defect reconstruction of the trochanter major after necrotizing fasciitis and multiple operations using an arteriovenous loop and latissimus dorsi free flap

    Andreas Arkudas, Susanne Regus, Alexander Meyer, Werner Lang, Marweh Schmitz, Raymund E. Horch
    Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a severe soft tissue infection which has to be treated with a radical debridement as the key element. In the further course often large tissue defects occur, so that a long-term stable defect reconstruction plays a crucial role after any successful debridement. The reconstruction can include split skin grafting or local and free flaps. Here we present a case of a 41-year-old male patient with a NF in the trochanter major region after spondylodesis and spinal cord stimulation (SCS) device implantation. After multiple operations including local and free flaps we... Read more
    This article belongs to the Special Issue Wound Healing and Plastic Surgery
    Plast Aesthet Res 2018;5:38. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2018.44
    Published on: 28 Sep 2018  | Viewed:173  | Downloaded:13
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    One-stage reconstruction of neck burns with single-layer dermal matrix

    Jorge Luis Gaviria, Viviana Gómez-Ortega
    Aim: The aim of the study was to describe the applicability of a single-layer acellular dermal matrix, in combination with split-thickness skin graft (STSG) in one-stage surgical procedure in patients with deep neck second - and third - degree burns. Methods: A descriptive longitudinal study was conducted at the Burn Unit of the Health Services Unit of Simón Bolívar North Subnetwork E.S.E. of the Secretariat of Health in Bogotá, Colombia, from January 1 2016 to December 31 2017 in which we describe the applicability of a single-layer acellular dermal matrix in combination with STSG in... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2018;5:35. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2018.38
    Published on: 27 Sep 2018  | Viewed:198  | Downloaded:696
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Technical refinements of the modified central mound breast reduction

    Simon Nicholson, Muhammad Adil Abbas Khan, Muhammad Riaz
    Aim: Common pitfalls with existing breast reduction techniques include poor aesthetic outcome, such as development of a “boxy” breast shape, and pseudoptosis. Presented here are a series of modifications to the technique of central mound breast reduction, based on previous work, aimed at ensuring consistent aesthetic results which are maintained in the long-term. Methods: All patients undergoing bilateral breast reduction by the senior author over a 7-year period were included, with outcome data collected prospectively. A detailed description of the technique is offered. Results: One... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2018;5:34. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2018.30
    Published on: 21 Sep 2018  | Viewed:334  | Downloaded:29
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  • Review|Open Access

    State of the art in enzymatic debridement

    Benjamin Ziegler, Gabriel Hundeshagen, Tomke Cordts, Ulrich Kneser, Christoph Hirche
    Surgical treatment of deep partial thickness to full thickness burn wounds by knife has been the undisputed standard of care and was one key point in surgical burn medicine for decades. Recently, it gets more and more challenged by Bromelain-based enzymatic burn wound debridement (ED) as technique for non-surgical, selective eschar removal. Although the literature on ED is increasing constantly it cannot comprise the rapid progress that is made in clinical application of ED. To outline the current state of art in ED, recent literature as well as clinical experience is summarized and the... Read more
    This article belongs to the Special Issue Wound Healing and Plastic Surgery
    Plast Aesthet Res 2018;5:33. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2018.46
    Published on: 29 Aug 2018  | Viewed:475  | Downloaded:35
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Extended sternoclavicular joint infections in cirrhotic patients: staged interdisciplinary approach with thoracic and plastic surgery

    Waldemar Schreiner, Wojciech Dudek, Denis Iulian Trufa, Raymund E. Horch, Horia Sirbu
    Aim: Sternoclavicular joint infection associated with liver cirrhosis is an uncommon condition and the optimal surgical treatment is undefined. Methods: Patients and methods: we retrospectively analysed data from six patients with sternoclavicular joint infections and liver cirrhosis underwent between February 2008 and May 2018 a staged therapy using negative pressure therapy followed by secondary "en bloc" joint resection and a pectoralis muscle flap (PMF) obliteration of the thoracic wall defect. Results: Four patients successfully underwent a transfer of the PMF. The surgical revision... Read more
    This article belongs to the Special Issue Wound Healing and Plastic Surgery
    Plast Aesthet Res 2018;5:32. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2018.45
    Published on: 29 Aug 2018  | Viewed:370  | Downloaded:24
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  • Review|Open Access

    Adipose-derived stem cells in cutaneous wound repair

    Bong-Sung Kim, Berthold Debye, Justus P. Beier
    Growing interest in regenerative medicine and advances in adipose tissue research have led to the identification of mesenchymal stem cells in adipose tissue, so called adipose tissue-derived stem cells (ASCs). Due to the simple and safe harvest technique as well as high regenerative capacity, ASCs are regarded as a potential source for various indications including cutaneous wound repair. This review provides a short overview over mechanisms of ASC action in cutaneous wound repair and data regarding its clinical application. Mostly experimental data provide accruing evidence for the... Read more
    This article belongs to the Special Issue Wound Healing and Plastic Surgery
    Plast Aesthet Res 2018;5:31. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2018.26
    Published on: 28 Aug 2018  | Viewed:344  | Downloaded:25
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  • Review|Open Access

    Wound healing in postbariatric body contouring surgery

    Olimpiu Bota, Martin Schreiber, Florian Bönke, Dominika Teather, Adrian Dragu
    Due to the continuous development in the field of bariatric surgery, there is an increasing need for postbariatric body contouring surgery. The morbidity of postbariatric patients predisposes them to develop wound healing complications. In this article we describe the preoperative, intraoperative and surgical factors influencing the wound healing and therefore the final outcome. The most common postbariatric body contouring procedures, including brachioplasty, breast contouring surgery, abdominoplasty/circumferential body lift and medial thigh lift are being discussed in terms of wound... Read more
    This article belongs to the Special Issue Wound Healing and Plastic Surgery
    Plast Aesthet Res 2018;5:30. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2018.47
    Published on: 23 Aug 2018  | Viewed:812  | Downloaded:61
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Cherubism in a 4-year-old boy managed with tumor curettage, mandibular osteotomies and repositioning

    Jared W. Garlick, Rhett N. Willis, Daniel P. Donato, Barbu Gociman
    Cherubism is a rare disease characterized by significant loss of medullary bone which is replaced by excessive amounts of fibrous tissue growth within the mandible and maxilla. We present a case of a 4-year-old boy with a rapidly enlarging mandible and maxilla, causing significant change in the facial contour, malocclusion and phonation difficulties. He was treated with aggressive tumor curettage, lateral mandibular cortex osteotomies with medial repositioning. This allowed obliteration of the enlarged medullary space and restoration of the normal mandibular anatomy. At 12 months... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2018;5:29. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2018.36
    Published on: 16 Aug 2018  | Viewed:584  | Downloaded:22
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  • Retraction|Open Access

    Retraction: Optimization of the design of a barbed suture for flexor tendon repair using extended finite element analysis

    Joseph Bakhach, Ahmad Oneissi, Dimitri Bakhach, Reem Karami, Kobeissi Hiba, Shammas Elie
    Plast Aesthet Res 2018;5:28. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2018.56
    Published on: 10 Aug 2018  | Viewed:280  | Downloaded:29
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  • Retraction|Open Access

    Retraction: Optimization of tissue anchoring performance and mechanical properties of barbed sutures for flexor tendons repair

    Joseph Bakhach, Ahmad Oneissi, Elsa Bakhach, Reem Karameh, Mireille Hantouche, Elie Shammas
    Plast Aesthet Res 2018;5:27. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2018.55
    Published on: 10 Aug 2018  | Viewed:288  | Downloaded:19
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    When free flaps are not the first choice: is the distally based peroneus brevis still an option for foot and ankle reconstruction in the era of microsurgery?

    Raymund E. Horch, Ingo Ludolph, Marweh Schmitz, Anja M. Boos, Ulrich Kneser, Justus P. Beier, Andreas Arkudas
    ... Read more
    This article belongs to the Special Issue Wound Healing and Plastic Surgery
    Plast Aesthet Res 2018;5:26. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2018.25
    Published on: 31 Jul 2018  | Viewed:1155  | Downloaded:44
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  • Technical Note|Open Access

    Global facial rejuvenation, new technique

    Giuseppe Colombo, Vittorio Ruvolo
    Facial aging is the combination of multiple effects such as sun exposure, tobacco, environmental stress and smog, reflecting the cumulative and dynamic effects of time on the skin, soft tissues and the deep structural components of the face that show an important change structural features of the skin and loss of facial volume. There are many different techniques currently used to perform face lifting, the ultimate goal is to get good results with respect for patient safety. This article describes a new approach to facial rejuvenation combining superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS)... Read more
    This article belongs to the Special Issue Facial Rejuvenation: from scalpel to syringe
    Plast Aesthet Res 2018;5:25. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2018.29
    Published on: 30 Jul 2018  | Viewed:621  | Downloaded:32
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Successful reconstruction of bilateral oral commissure fusion secondary to Stevens Johnson syndrome

    Shadai Flores, Dino Maglic, Neal Moores, Rayaad Hosein, Faizi Siddiqi, Barbu Gociman
    Stevens Johnson syndrome (SJS) is a rare and often fatal hypersensitivity reaction commonly triggered by drugs which results in the uncontrolled destruction of keratinocytes with both cutaneous and mucosal involvement. Fusion of the oral commissures, although reported in burn victims, is a very uncommon complication of SJS. The successful reconstruction of oral commissures fusion using a modified commissuroplasty technique in a 19-year-old Hispanic female with severe microstomia secondary to SJS is presented here. Re-establishment of normal speech, oral intake, as well as aesthetic... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2018;5:24. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2018.31
    Published on: 27 Jul 2018  | Viewed:758  | Downloaded:18
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  • Review|Open Access

    Rejuvenation of the centre of the face: a new paradigm. Endoscopic lifting with fat grafting

    Gabriel Pignata, Alessandro Gennai, Francesco Bernardini
    The ageing process starts in the centre of the face in the periocular region and around the mouth, with a combination of volume loss and tissue descent. It is a logical approach to assess all these problems at once. The combination of minimal incisions vertical endoscopic lifting combined with superficial enhanced fluid fat injection can be an integral approach to facial rejuvenation. Read more
    This article belongs to the Special Issue Facial Rejuvenation: from scalpel to syringe
    Plast Aesthet Res 2018;5:23. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2018.28
    Published on: 20 Jul 2018  | Viewed:591  | Downloaded:19
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