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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)
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)
The authors have previously described a classification system for earlobe ptosis and have established a criterion for earlobe pseudoptosis. Earlobe heights were characterized based on anatomic landmarks, including the intertragal notch, the otobasion inferius (the most caudal anterior attachment of the earlobe to the cheek skin), and the subaurale (the most(More)