Topic: Wound Healing and Plastic Surgery

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A special issue of Plastic and Aesthetic Research  (Print ISSN:2347-9264; Online ISSN:2349-6150).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 9 Jul 2018

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  • Prof. Dr.Dr.h.c. Prof.h.c. Raymund E. Horch, MD
    Department of Plastic and Hand Surgery and Laboratory for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, University Hospital Erlangen, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuernberg FAU, Erlangen, Germany.

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Special Issue Introduction:

In this issue a broad spectrum of topics related to wound healing shows the diversity of our specialty and highly renowned authors contribute on their experience with special problems of wound healing from different angles.
Microsurgical free flaps together with bypass grafts or arteriovenous loops are discussed for extremely difficult to treat wounds as a last resort in specialized centers. Although the era of microsurgery has broadened our spectrum tremendously, nevertheless it is not the one and only solution for every indication. Therefore one article reflects on pedicled flaps in the seldom event when free flaps may not be the first choice for various reasons. Techniques to optimize results by remote ischemic tissue conditioning to reduce ischemia-reperfusion injury, as well as the worth of interdisciplinary approaches to cure extended sternoclavicular joint infections in cirrhotic patients are important topics. The value of negative pressure wound therapy with instillation (NPWTi) in pressure ulcers is described as well as the state of the art in enzymatic debridement in burn patients. The specific problems of wound healing in postbariatric body contouring surgery are pointed out and the role of adipose derived stem cells in cutaneous wound repair is highlighted as well as the prefabrication of flaps and aspects of neoangiogenesis which is initiated via venous grafts in arteriovenous loops.

Keywords:

Plastic Surgery, wound Healing, arteriovenous loops, free flaps, peroneus brevis flaps, remote ischemic tissue preconditioning, postbariatric body contouring surgery, neoangiogenesis, enzymatic debridement, adipose-derived stem cells, negative pressure wound therapy with instillation (NPWTi), flap prefabrication

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  • 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:391  | Downloaded:18
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  • 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... 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:449  | Downloaded:23
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  • 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
    Aim: The use of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is well established in the treatment of chronic wounds. NPWT with instillation (NPWTi) combines traditional NPWT with the application of a topical irrigation solution (in this case octenidine based octenilin® wound irrigation solution) within the wound bed. The purpose of the study was to investigate the impact of NPWTi on pressure ulcers... Read more
    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:678  | Downloaded:34
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  • 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... 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:518  | Downloaded:22
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  • 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... 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:412  | Downloaded:24
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  • 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... 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:477  | Downloaded:29
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  • 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... 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:616  | Downloaded:46
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  • 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... 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:463  | Downloaded:38
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  • 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... 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:1186  | Downloaded:70
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  • 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
    Aim: Soft tissue defects with or without exposed bones in the lower extremity, ankle and the foot-with or without bone defects or exposed hardware-often require coverage with vascularized flaps. Free flaps, which add healthy tissue especially to the lower extremity instead of further injuring a limb, are the first choice in high volume microsurgical centres. Nevertheless, in some instances... 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:1429  | Downloaded:63
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