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Minimal gap interpositional arthroplasty versus aggressive gap arthroplasty in TMJ ankylosis

Arthroplasty in temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis is managed by three basic techniques; gap arthroplasty, interpositional arthroplasty and joint reconstruction. In this three-year, prospective study of 15 patients, the authors evaluate whether or not aggressive gap arthroplasty is essential in the...

Method of surgical resection affects reporting of margins of tumours in the oral cavity

It is important to obtain tumour-free resection margins in patients with oral cancer. Pathological processing is known to cause tissue to shrink, which affects the reported margins, and it is postulated that the method of resection also has an effect....

New recombinant human BMP for augmentation of the floor of the maxillary sinus

There has been a recent interest in the use of bone morphogenetic protein-7 (rhBMP-7) to augment the floor of the maxillary sinus. Loss of teeth in the posterior maxilla results in rapid horizontal and vertical reabsortion of alveolar bone because...

Endoscope and concealed incisions for small benign tumours of the accessory parotid gland

While the most common conventional approaches for benign tumours of the parotid gland are the standard parotidectomy incision, a modified standard parotidectomy incision and a face lift incision, the authors have used a modified endoscopic approach with minimal concealed incisions...

Lynton Lasers lends a helping hand to the UK’s ventilator shortage

British Laser & IPL Manufacturer Lynton Lasers rises to the immediate challenge to support the UK’s ventilator shortage by offering skills, expertise and resources to build the vital ventilators the NHS needs.

While your patients keep busy….our tape continues to deliver steroid treatment

We know how important it is to manage your patients’ skin conditions, including inflammatory dermatoses, as well as when it comes to wound care management, to help prevent the development of proud flesh.

A Reaction to the ‘Keogh Report’

In April 2013, the British Government’s report on regulation and safety issues in the cosmetic surgery sector was produced, authored by NHS Medical Director Prof Sir Bruce Keogh. The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the British Association of...

Focus on Cosmeceuticals: Skin anatomy and photoageing

Skin anatomy The skin of the face provides crucial functions of temperature regulation, reparative functions following injury, facial expression, protective mechanisms against infection and ultraviolet radiation, as well as sensory perception. The integument consists of two principle layers, the epidermis...

Perceptions and deceptions: a personal blog by the editor 4 July 2016

I would like to take this opportunity to share a blog with Chris Day and the other junior doctors to talk about ‘whistle blowing’ and what it means. Typically, it refers to people who “speak out of turn”, “wash the...

Introducing ReSurge Africa

I have just stepped down from the chairmanship of the charity ReSurge Africa. First of all a bit of background... This charity was founded in 1992 by JC Mustarde, a well known ophthalmic plastic surgeon, working at Canniesburn Plastic Surgery...

Semon Lecture and Presidential Address

By Prof Ray Clarke Birmingham and London ENT/Thyroid surgeon, Mr John Watkinson, delivered the Semon Lecture in London at the RSM in November 2019. Perhaps the most prestigious eponymous lecture in laryngology, the ‘Semon’ recalls Sir Felix Semon’s contribution to...

BCAM Virtual Conference

The leading experts in UK aesthetic medicine are meeting for the 2020 British College of Aesthetic Medicine’s (BCAM) first 'Virtual Conference' on 14-19 September.The College has a full week packed with bite-sized virtual meetings in the evenings of 14-18 September...