Pressure Sores

Jun 26, 2016 by in General Surgery Comments Off on Pressure Sores

Pressure Sores Karen L. Powers Linda G. Phillips INTRODUCTION A pressure sore is localized soft-tissue injury resulting from unrelieved pressure, usually over a bony prominence. Because areas of tissue pressure…

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Reconstruction of the Penis

Jun 26, 2016 by in General Surgery Comments Off on Reconstruction of the Penis

Reconstruction of the Penis J. Joris Hage INDICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS Reconstruction or de novo construction of the penis may be indicated to treat genital ambiguity or severe micropenis, to relieve…

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Lymphedema: Diagnosis and Treatment

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Lymphedema: Diagnosis and Treatment Steven M. Levine David W. Chang Babak J. Mehrara INTRODUCTION Lymphedema is the accumulation of protein-rich interstitial fluid in tissues and occurs when the transport capacity…

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Foot and Ankle Reconstruction

Jun 26, 2016 by in General Surgery Comments Off on Foot and Ankle Reconstruction

Foot and Ankle Reconstruction Christopher E. Attinger Mark W. Clemens Functional restoration of the complex and efficient biomechanics of the foot and ankle is a challenge for the reconstructive surgeon….

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Reconstruction of the Perineum

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Reconstruction of the Perineum Paul H. Tran Valerie Lemaine INTRODUCTION The goals of reconstructive surgery are restoration of both form and function, and this is especially important when dealing with…

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Lower Extremity Reconstruction

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Lower Extremity Reconstruction Armen K. Kasabian Nolan S. Karp The lower extremity has a mechanical component and must bear weight. These functional requirements make an effective reconstruction difficult. The mechanism…

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Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

Jun 26, 2016 by in General Surgery Comments Off on Abdominal Wall Reconstruction

Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Gregory A. Dumanian INTRODUCTION Abdominal wall reconstruction (AWR) is a proving ground for the principles of plastic surgery. It requires a thorough knowledge of anatomy, an understanding…

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Chest Wall Reconstruction

Jun 26, 2016 by in General Surgery Comments Off on Chest Wall Reconstruction

Chest Wall Reconstruction Joseph N. Carey Leo R. Otake Anthony Echo Gordon K. Lee HISTORY Chest wall reconstruction became more formalized as a result of reconstructing mastectomy defects. Tansini is…

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Jun 26, 2016 by in General Surgery Comments Off on Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis David T. Netscher Matthew E. Koepplinger There are multiple overlapping clinical syndromes of inflammatory arthritis, all of which are generically lumped under the diagnosis of “rheumatoid arthritis.” However,…

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