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Gross Negligence Manslaughter in Healthcare: The medico-legal dilemma (part 7) – South Korea

South Korea is a truly amazing country and has, over the last thirty years, transformed into one of the most dynamic and innovative economies in the world.

Retroauricular vs. inguinal donor site for full-thickness skin grafts in syndactyly repair

Most surgeons recommend the use of full thickness skin grafts (FTSGs) for syndactyly repair in order to achieve a tension free reconstruction and prevent web creep. The inguinal region, cubital fossa and wrist are all well recognised donor sites for...

Exposure of the forearm and distal radius

Klausmeyer and Mudgal are a plastic surgeon from Colorado and an orthopaedic surgeon from Boston, respectively, who both specialise in hand surgery. In this article the authors describe the approaches to the forearm and distal radius. They commenced with a...

Money saving using CAD-CAM in mandibular reconstruction

Computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing (CAD-CAM) are an exciting dimension in the functional and accurate reconstruction of the oral cavity. The fibula is commonly used for mandibular reconstruction as a free flap. This straight bone needs to be...

Aesthetic Clinic Marketing in the Digital Age

Wendy Lewis is considered to be the queen of social media within the international aesthetic medicine community and this book confirms her position. It provides a comprehensive overview of all the different online platforms. The content is clearly laid out...

Plastic surgery founding father Ivo Pitanguy on life, learning and legends – remembering a giant

World renowned Plastic Surgeon Ivo Pitanguy passed away on 6 August 2016 at the age of 93 just a day after carrying the Olympic torch for the Rio Games. Read on to learn about the life of this giant of...

Textbook of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (Volume 1-3)

This is a multi-author comprehensive plastic surgery textbook that comes in three volumes with 175 chapters. Most authors are based in South Asia and take the reader through a journey of patients in the developing world, their priorities and challenges....

Mercy Mission: all aboard with Mercy Ships off the coast of West Africa

Countries along the coast of West Africa are amongst the poorest in the world. Extreme levels of poverty often lead to poor outcomes or fatalities in many medical conditions that would be eminently treatable, with good outcomes in more developed...

Plastic surgery and safety issues: a patient perspective

Patient safety in the unregulated world of cosmetic plastic surgery is now an extremely serious global issue. The media is always ready to sensationalise disasters but what can be done to prevent them? One key issue is the concept of...

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...

PRP and Microneedling in Aesthetic Medicine

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) makes sense scientifically. Platelets are a bit like biological robots. They do not have a cell nucleus, but they do have a program which directs them to surveil blood vessel walls and, in particular, to respond...

Surgical management of subungal melanoma

The authors present the findings of a retrospective, single-institution review of all patients with biopsy confirmed subungal melanomas over a period of 96 years in Mayo Clinic. Parameters examined were general demographics, level of digit amputation, disease recurrence, overall survival,...