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Reduction of postoperative bruising and swelling

This is a review of 27 patients undergoing periocular surgery who postoperatively applied hydrogel pads impregnated with Arnica montana and Ledum palustre (Ocumend, Cearna inc., Chicago). The pads were used continuously for the first two postoperative days, changing them every...

How to decrease postoperative swelling in rhinoplasty

Postoperative bruising and facial swelling is one of the main concerns of rhinoplasty patients. There is sustained controversy on the surgical manoeuvres, medication and postoperative measures to reduce it, and many published papers address this topic. The authors of this...

Submandibular haematoma with airway obstruction following a warfarin overdose

Submental and submandibular abscesses are frequent in oral and maxillofacial surgery; on the other hand submandibular haematomas are uncommon. However, we encountered a submandibular haematoma, initially masked as a Ludwig’s angina, which was compromising the airway of a warfarinised patient...

Perceptions and deceptions: a personal blog by the editor 12 December 2016

A Death in Hong Kong: an evolving essay and insight into medicine and the law in contemporary Hong Kong (part four). I had found Dr Wong exposing a dying patient for his own vicarious gratification. I had specifically forbidden him...

In vivo animals model shows no disadvantages of osteosynthesis with pins compared to titanium screws for condylar fractures

The advantages of resorbable pins have been proved in craniofacial surgeries. Here the authors extend its use to fractures of the condylar head, which are surgically challenging. The authors aimed to compare in vivo, the stability of fixation of condylar...

Encouraging results on treating thinning hair with PRP

Over the last few years platelet rich plasma (PRP) has made a big splash in the aesthetics world causing much excitement. It has been used for skin rejuvenation, softening lines and wrinkles, as part of an anti-ageing process. With the...

Form and function

I am currently working as a locum Senior Consultant in Burns Care in Al Wakra Hospital in Qatar. Qatar is 10 times the size of Hong Kong and has an indigenous population of a few hundred thousand but an expatriate...

Converse scalping flap for nasal reconstruction procedures

Case report This 78-year-old gentleman underwent excision of basal cell carcinoma overlying the left alar, nasal tip and nasal dorsum. The Converse scalping flap was raised and used to cover the defect. Non-adherent dressing was applied to provide temporary cover...

The Art of Aesthetic Surgery, Principles and Techniques, Third Edition

General review Immediately you sense a class act as the transparent cellophane membrane surrounding the book, beautifully adorned by the ‘Three Graces’ painting, is removed and the non-slip textured feel of the hard cover is exposed. This surface prevents the...

The many uses of human amnion

Human amnion has been the focus of myth and superstition. To be born with the ‘caul’ intact was considered lucky and this was transferable, including legitimate selling e.g. caul amulets. In 1910 foetal membranes were first used for transplantation and...

Cavernous sinus thrombosis and orbital cellulitis

This is a report of six cases of combined orbital cellulitis and infective cavernous sinus thrombosis, with a literature review. The average age was 39 years, four were male and two were intravenous drug users. All had sinusitis, usually involving...

How I Do It - Earfold<sup>®</sup>: A new technique for the correction of prominent ears

To follow on from the last issue of PMFA News (now The PMFA Journal) in which we featured two different approaches to otoplasty (see HERE and HERE) Dalvi Humzuh, Sub-Editor for the section, approached Norbert Kang, Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive...