Elvin G Zook

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A study was undertaken to determine the cosmetic and functional problems associated with the latissimus dorsi muscle donor site. Twenty-four patients undergoing both free and pedicle muscle and myocutaneous flap procedures for a wide variety of reconstructive problems were studied. All patients had a contour defect at the donor site, a scar which varied(More)
Despite extensive clinical experience in treating cubital tunnel syndrome, optimal surgical management remains controversial. A meta-analysis of 30 studies with accurate preoperative and postoperative staging was undertaken. Patients were staged preoperatively into minimum, moderate, and severe groups on the basis of clinical presentation. Treatment(More)
Reimbursement for reduction mammaplasty has become more stringent because many insurers require specific documentation of patient symptoms and estimated weight of planned breast resection. The purpose of this study was to develop a simple, clinically useful method for predicting weight of breast tissue to be removed, using routine, easily obtained(More)
BACKGROUND The "pixie" ear deformity can be recognized by its "stuck on" or "pulled" appearance, which is caused by the extrinsic pull of the medial cheek and jawline skin flaps at the earlobe attachment point, the otobasion inferius. The tension results in migration of the otobasion inferius from a posterior cephalad position to an anterior caudal(More)
The records of 75 patients admitted with pyogenic flexor tenosynovitis at two academic centers were reviewed. The functional outcomes of patients who received intraoperative irrigation only (n = 20) and those that had both intraoperative irrigation and continuous postoperative irrigation (n = 55) were compared. There were no statistically significant(More)
The most common cause of nail bed deformity is trauma, but other causes are infection, tumor, ischemia, or congenital anomalies. This article includes discussions of nonadherence, split nail, reconstruction of the eponychium, crooked and hooked nail, bony irregularity, pachyonychia, ischemic deformities, and absence of the nail. New problems are encountered(More)
Catfish are one of the few freshwater fishes known to be venomous. Although "finning" of the hand is a frequent injury incurred by catfish anglers that results in intense pain, it rarely results in any long-term sequelae. We present three cases in which acute soft-tissue infections developed, necessitating ray amputations in two patients. The unique habitat(More)
Two hundred ninety-nine nail bed injuries were studied over a 5 1/2-year period. Methods of repair were described. Follow-up was obtained for 184 injuries. The injuries were defined, categorized, and analyzed according to defined result categories and results were graded from excellent to poor. Ninety percent of the repaired nail beds were graded good to(More)