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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  • 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:202  | Downloaded:14
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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 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:291  | Downloaded:23
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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 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:211  | Downloaded:11
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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 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:516  | Downloaded:51
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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
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    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:914  | Downloaded:34
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