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Burns debridement: VersajetTM vs. conventional debridement

A prospective randomised controlled trial was undertaken to compare conventional tangential burn wound debridement against the use of Versajet™ hydrosurgery in the treatment of partial thickness paediatric burns. Seventy-five children under the age of 16 were recruited for the study...

Lymphatic microsurgery to treat lymphoedema

The authors discuss the role of surgery to manage primary and secondary lymphoedema in patients whose lymphoedema has not been controlled by standard conservative measures and whose symptoms are worsening. There is a brief discussion of the relevant investigations and...

Superficial lymphatics of the abdominal wall in lymphatic microsurgery

This elegant and beautifully illustrated article requires to be carefully studied in its entirety by any surgeon planning to carry out lymphovenous anastomoses or vascularised lymph node transfer in the groin area. As the authors point out, the most difficult...

Early treatment of scars with laser therapy

Wound healing is a complex process, made up of three phases that overlap with each other: inflammation, proliferation and remodelling [1]. The last phase is the remodelling of the extracellular matrix resulting in a mature scar; it lasts from three...

How I Do It - Skin peeling

For thousands of years chemical peels have been used for ameliorating the signs of photoageing, reducing scarring and skin lightening. The term ‘chemical peel’ is both loose and frightening to consumers. Some patients only think of the images they see...

Fundamental Topics in Plastic Surgery

The format of the book is sectioned into topics not too dissimilar to most commonplace recommended plastic surgery textbooks, including principles (wound healing, negative pressure therapy, local anesthetics, fat grafting) and techniques (suturing, flaps, tissue expansion, microsurgery, facial trauma and...

The superficial circumflex iliac artery perforator flap in intraoral reconstruction

There can be little disagreement that a groin flap, or one of its derivatives, can leave behind a scar which is without problems (except, perhaps to a pole dancer). Thus popularisation of such a flap is much to be desired,...

Xanthelasma

Although the lesion known as Xanthelasma was first described by Addison and Gall in 1851 [1] it was recorded some 300 years previously in the famous painting of the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. In this painting, Leonardo da...

Flaps and Reconstructive Surgery 2nd Edition

This second edition of the popular Flaps and Reconstructive Surgery builds impressively on the first. Whilst the editors need little introduction, their expertise is supplemented by contributions from over 180 authors and world-renowned experts, providing a thoroughly comprehensive text. Part...

­Plastic Surgery Volume 1: Principles

This volume thoroughly covers the basic principles of plastic surgery beginning with an overview of key developments as well as the innovative personalities and their contribution to the detailed history of this specialty. Whilst the next few chapters are principally...

CO2 laser treatment of rhinophyma

This article has been verified for CPD. Click the button below to answer a few short questions and download a form to be included in your CPD folder. The authors describe their technique and experience of treating rhinophymas with a...

­Immediate planned reconstruction following complex craniofacial reconstruction

The immediate reconstruction of 3-D craniofacial defects is extremely difficult and can be more difficult than the ablation. Perfect shape and symmetry is required. In the past decade this has largely improved with CAD/CAM engineering. The authors report a one-step...
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