Plastic Surgery

Navdeep K. Dhatt, DPM, Trusha B. Jariwala, DPM, and Peter A. Blume, DPM, FACFAS
1,794 reads | 0 comments | 07/23/2018
Alan C. Stuto, DPM, Crystal L. Ramanujam, DPM, MSc, FACFAS, and Thomas Zgonis, DPM, FACFAS
2,308 reads | 0 comments | 11/16/2017
Samir S. Rao, MD, and Christopher E. Attinger, MD
14,738 reads | 0 comments | 06/21/2011

Whether it is diabetes, biofilms, biomechanical abnormalities or inadequate wound debridement, there are a number of factors that can lead to plastic surgery complications in lower extremity reconstruction. Accordingly, these authors emphasize a proactive approach to managing patient comorbidities, reducing technical errors in surgery and facilitating solid post-op protocols.

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Zacharia Facaros, DPM, Crystal L. Ramanujam, DPM, John J. Stapleton, DPM, FACFAS, and Thomas Zgonis, DPM, FACFAS
28,999 reads | 0 comments | 02/23/2011

Given the challenges of healing complicated wounds in patients with diabetes, these authors discuss the use of plastic surgery techniques ranging from split-thickness skin grafts and local random flaps to muscle flaps and pedicle flaps.

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By Tod Storm, DPM
30,792 reads | 0 comments | 07/03/2005

   The use of plastic surgery techniques has increased dramatically among podiatric surgeons over the past few years. The most useful techniques involve the use of skin grafts and local flaps, which can help solve some difficult wound closure problems. The increased usage of these techniques is partially due to the fact that some are relatively easy to learn and one can learn the basics at weekend workshops. However, as one might expect with any surgical procedure, complications can arise.    Fortunately, severe complications are infrequent but one must handle

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Clinical Editor: Lawrence Karlock, DPM
12,656 reads | 0 comments | 03/03/2003

Plastic and reconstructive surgery techniques can be a significant adjunct for podiatric surgeons in managing diabetic foot wounds and tissue loss. With this in mind, the panelists discuss a variety of techniques (including split-thickness skin grafting and muscle flaps) and indications for chronic ulcers, the neuropathic foot and pressure-induced heel ulcerations. Q: When do you consider reconstructive plastic surgical techniques in the management of diabetic foot ulcers? A: Peter Blume, DPM, says he considers plastic surgery techniques for these ulcers when offloading and conserva

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