Charles Ghelfond

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Nylon and polydioxanone are two sutures commonly used to correct rectus diastasis. Polydioxanone, as an absorbable suture, has the advantage of not being palpable in thin patients. Because several forces act against the plication, an absorbable suture would not be efficient in these cases. In this study, two groups of 10 patients each were studied. These(More)
BACKGROUND Correction of rectus diastasis is a procedure performed by most surgeons during abdominoplasty. The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the long-term efficacy of the correction of rectus diastasis when plication of the anterior rectus sheath is performed with a nonabsorbable suture. METHODS Twelve female patients who underwent(More)
BACKGROUND Seroma is the most frequent complication in abdominoplasty. Some patients are more prone to develop this complication. Ultrasound is a well-known method with which to diagnose seroma in the abdominal wall. The purpose of this study was to verify the efficacy of the use of quilting suture to prevent seroma. METHODS Twenty-one female patients who(More)
The plication of the anterior rectus sheath is a procedure that is performed by most surgeons during abdominoplasty. A main concern is whether the correction of recti diastasis is really effective and if it is stable. In order to verify the position of the rectus muscle, a CT-scan was used in 14 patients who underwent abdominoplasty with rectus plication to(More)
Correction of rectus diastasis (RD) is performed during most abdominoplasties. This study aimed to evaluate the long-term result of RD correction when the plication of the anterior rectus sheath is performed with an absorbable suture. Abdominoplasty was performed for 12 women who presented with Nahas’ type A musculoaponeurotic deformity. The RD was measured(More)
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