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A simple added step utilizing a commonly available adhesive is offered to facilitate taking skin grafts and to improve donor site deformities when using the Padgett-type drum dermatome.
Spontaneous "overnight" deflation of inflatable prostheses is rather uncommon, but we have had a 5.7% incidence of it in a 24-month period in which we used implants with a suturable tab and fastened them to the subjacent fascia. At exploration we found these tabs had torn the bag of the implant, usually at the vulcanized seam. We now believe that fixing a… (More)
Tongue hemiparesis is the inevitable result when the freshly severed 12th nerve is anastomosed to the trunk of a paralyzed 7th nerve in the technique commonly used by neurosurgeons, head and neck surgeons, otologists, and plastic surgeons to treat unilateral facial paralysis. This author has reactivated hemiparalytic tongues after research on cats. The… (More)