Fortune C. Iwuagwu

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Recent advances in breast reconstruction allow for high expectations regarding long-term symmetry and aesthetic appearance. The DIEP flap is currently considered as an ideal autologous reconstruction. However, there are situations in which the amount of tissue from a DIEP flap is not enough to achieve adequate symmetry. Indications and outcomes for a(More)
Deliberate Self-Harm (DSH) resulting in multiple cuts to the forearms and wrists is an increasingly common problem in the UK, providing a regular source of referrals for hand trauma services in the UK. It requires the input of both the mental health services and appropriate surgical services and frequently long-distance transfers to regional hand trauma(More)
UNLABELLED The survival of 75 consecutive digital replantations carried out between 2006 and 2010 at a regional hand centre in the United Kingdom was determined. The patient demographics, mechanism of injury, co-morbid factors, operative and post-operative details were extracted and reviewed from the medical and hand therapy notes. Predictive factors of(More)
Silicone breast implants have been used for augmentation mammoplasty for cosmetic purposes as well as for breast reconstruction following mastectomy for more than three decades. Though the use of the silicone gel filled variety has been banned in the USA except for special cases, they continue to be available elsewhere in the world including the UK. Despite(More)
Postburn scarring and contracture affecting function remain the most frustrating late complications of burn injury. Various techniques are used to release contractures; the choice depends on their location and/or the availability of unaffected skin adjacent to the contracture or elsewhere. A retrospective review was carried out of the case notes of patients(More)
INTRODUCTION Currently there is a multiplicity of postoperative mobility-based rehabilitation protocols following isolated digital nerve repair. The regime chosen appears to be dependent on the preference of the surgeon and unit rather than being evidence based. We aim to systematically review the current evidence to provide an insight toward formulating(More)
BACKGROUND The ideal flap for volar defects on the digits should provide glabrous skin, maintain length, be sensate and supple enough to allow unimpeded motion of the joints. When local flap options are either inadequate or unavailable, this constitutes a challenge that usually requires free tissue transfer. We describe our experience of the use of the free(More)
Scrotal skin loss can occur following trauma, Fournier's gangrene, post tumour excision, burns, etc. There are many techniques described in the literature including residual scrotal skin mobilization, skin grafts, pedicled and free flaps. The management is complex and challenging shown by the multiplicity of flaps and techniques described in the literature.(More)
The clinical and hand therapy notes of 180 patients who had single digit flexor tendon repairs in zones I and II from January 2000 to December 2004 were reviewed. Data from 60 index and 108 little fingers at 5 weeks, 8 weeks and 12 weeks follow-up visits were included. In zone I injuries, there was a statistically significant difference in flexion(More)
This report describes a simple technique of retrieving retracted proximal flexor tendon ends in Zone II injuries. This technique utilizes steel wires that are readily available in any hand set in the operating room. We have found that this is a consistently successful and atraumatic technique.