Christopher Hoe-Kong Chui

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Through a series of 7 patients (8 nipples), we present a technique for the correction of nipple inversion. We use a micro-knife to divide the shortened ducts and fibrous tissues, as well as an internal cerclage suture and reverse strictureplasty skin closure to effectively correct and maintain the position of the inverted nipple. The advantages of the(More)
Our previous preclinical study demonstrated that both visible diffuse reflectance and autofluorescence spectroscopy, each of which yields a different set of physiological information, can predict skin flap viability with high accuracy in a MacFarlane rat dorsal skin flap model. In this report, we further evaluated our technique for the early detection and(More)
In 1988, Becker first described the "laser silicone flash" encountered while using the CO2 laser to remove breast siliconosis, but no subsequent use of the CO2 laser to remove siliconomas has been reported since. To our knowledge, lasers have not been described to treat facial silicone granulomas. Three cases of facial silicone granuloma (cheek, upper(More)
BACKGROUND Gout is known to mimic conditions as diverse as joint and soft tissue infections, skin malignancies, nerve compression syndromes and soft tissue tumours. Upper limb involvement is unusual. OBJECTIVE We discuss four cases of gout in the hand and wrist masquerading as a soft tissue tumour, nodular extensor tenosynovitis, septic arthritis of the(More)
PURPOSE Advances in technology have allowed increasing degrees of accuracy in the treatment of orbital deformities. The purpose of this study was to compare the accuracy of pre-bent titanium mesh (PBTM) and selective laser-melted patient-specific implants (PSIs) in unilateral orbital reconstruction after traumatic injury. The authors hypothesized that(More)
As a technically demanding skill, microsurgery is taught in the lab, in the form of a course of variable length (depending on the centre). Microsurgical training courses usually use a mixture of non-living and live animal simulation models. In the literature, a plethora of microsurgical training models have been described, ranging from low to high fidelity(More)
BACKGROUND Complex elbow injuries with associated nerve, muscle, or joint injury commonly develop post-inury stiffness. In order to preserve function, joint congruency, elbow stability and durable wound coverage must be achieved in a timely manner. METHODS A retrospective review of patients who underwent orthopaedic fixation followed by free anterolateral(More)
Background. Injuries to the elbow have led to consequences varying from significant limitation in function to loss of the entire upper limb. Soft tissue reconstruction with durable and pliable coverage balanced with the ability to mobilize the joint early to optimize rehabilitation outcomes is paramount. Methods. Methods of flap reconstruction have evolved(More)
BACKGROUND Accurate and early prediction of skin flap viability is vitally important in reconstructive surgery. To the best of the authors' knowledge, this is the first pilot study to evaluate the simultaneous use of both visible diffuse reflectance and autofluorescence spectroscopy on a reverse MacFarlane rat dorsal skin flap model in the early prediction(More)