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BACKGROUND From 2005 to 2020, the American Board of Plastic Surgery collected data on 20 common plastic surgery operations as part of the Maintenance of Certification process. These data allow the authors to examine national trends in zygomatico-orbital fracture repair over a 15-year period. METHODS Tracer data for zygomatico-orbital fracture repair were reviewed in cohorts from 2005 to 2013 and 2014 to 2020. Results were categorized based on their presence in evidence-based medicine articles pu...
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#1Nicholas T. Haddock (UTSW: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center)H-Index: 14
#2Joseph A. Kelling (UTSW: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center)H-Index: 1
Last. Sumeet S. Teotia (UTSW: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center)H-Index: 15
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SUMMARY The ideal autologous breast reconstruction provides a long-lasting and aesthetically pleasing result. The deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap remains the gold standard for breast reconstruction; however, in a subset of patients, this flap may not provide adequate soft tissue to achieve the patient's aesthetic goals. The lumbar artery perforator flap has emerged as a useful adjunct to the DIEP flap for four-flap breast reconstruction, and also provides the patient with circumf...
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#1Lisa Gfrerer (Harvard University)H-Index: 8
#2Erez Dayan (Harvard University)H-Index: 9
Last. William G. Austen (Harvard University)H-Index: 52
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LEARNING OBJECTIVES After studying this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Identify patients who are candidates for headache surgery. 2. Counsel the patient preoperatively with regard to success rates, recovery, and complications. 3. Develop a surgical plan for primary and secondary nerve decompression. 4. Understand the surgical anatomy at all trigger sites. 5. Select appropriate International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, and CPT codes. SUMMARY Headache surgery encomp...
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#1Rami S. Kantar (NYU: New York University)H-Index: 8
#2Allyson R. Alfonso (NYU: New York University)H-Index: 5
Last. Eduardo D. Rodriguez (NYU: New York University)H-Index: 23
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LEARNING OBJECTIVES After studying this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Appreciate the evolution and increasing complexity of transplanted facial allografts over the past two decades. 2. Discuss indications and contraindications for facial transplantation, and donor and recipient selection criteria and considerations. 3. Discuss logistical, immunologic, and cost considerations in facial transplantation, in addition to emerging technologies used. 4. Understand surgical approaches a...
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#1Jonas A. Nelson (MSK: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)H-Index: 24
#2Robert J. AllenH-Index: 36
Last. Evan MatrosH-Index: 30
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#1M Kristine Carbullido (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)
#2Michael Hornacek (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)
Last. Amanda A. Gosman (UCSD: University of California, San Diego)H-Index: 13
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SUMMARY Professional development as a plastic surgeon is a critical component of a balanced and rewarding career. The phase of career plays an important role in what opportunities are available and what decisions must be made to affect the trajectory of the surgeon's life and practice. Engagement and proactive strategic planning can help identify these points in a career. The goal of this article is to describe some of the fundamental choices in professional development, discuss recent literatur...
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BACKGROUND Craniosynostosis following placement of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt for hydrocephalus has been sporadically described. The purpose of this investigation was to determine the general risk of developing craniosynostosis in this patient population. METHODS The authors retrospectively reviewed records and radiographs of infants who underwent ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement for hydrocephalus from 2006 to 2012. Recorded variables included date of shunt placement, demographics, comorbi...
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BACKGROUND Despite successful legislative efforts by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the Plastic Surgery Political Action Committee remains underused. Participation in advocacy and financial contributions of ASPS members fall below those of similar surgical subspecialties. This study aims to perform a data-driven investigation into the impact of Plastic Surgery Political Action Committee efforts on the practicing plastic surgeon. METHODS A retrospective review of the ASPS proced...
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#1Emma J Cordes (Children's Hospital of Wisconsin)
#2Kant Y Lin (Children's Hospital of Wisconsin)
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#1Hyun Jin ShinH-Index: 10
#2Shin-Hyo LeeH-Index: 8
Last. Wu-Chul SongH-Index: 14
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BACKGROUND Retrobulbar filler injection has recently been considered an ideal method for orbital volume enhancement due to its nontoxic, easily reversible, and noninvasive characteristics. This study determined the arterial distribution in the orbit with the aim of defining a safety zone for retrobulbar filler injections used to enhance the orbital volume. METHODS Twenty-seven orbits of 24 formalin-embalmed cadavers were dissected. The orbital arteries were identified after removal of the eyebal...
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