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The challenge of accurately predicting eyelid height after levator surgery for ptosis is a well-known problem even in competent hands. It is always better to correct an unfavorable postoperative result without surgical intervention, and thus spare the patient another involved procedure. The author describes a new adjustable suture technique that ensures a(More)
The sacral region is one of the most frequent sites of pressure sore development, and local flaps in the gluteal region are usually preferred when surgical closure is needed. The authors used the gluteal fasciocutaneous rotation-advancement flap with V-Y closure to manage sacral pressure sores in 15 patients. The design was a combination of the classic(More)
In select cases, to prevent any functional loss and to initiate early function during the early burn period, the reconstructive procedure of choice may be flap coverage. In these circumstances, when the ideal flap donor site is burned, the clinician may be hesitant to raise this flap because of questionable flap survival. The authors conducted this study to(More)
Anthropometry of the face has always been an interesting subject for artists and plastic surgeons. Since ancient times, many rules have been proposed for the ideal face. The authors measured directly vertical and horizontal proportions of the face and inclinations of the soft-tissue facial profile in 1050 young Turkish adults. Differences between the facial(More)
Human amnion as a temporary biological wound dressing has remained a beneficial and cost-effective means of treating burns in developing countries. The aim of this study was to determine whether human amnion that has undergone long-term preservation in glycerol is an effective biological dressing compared to fresh amnion and glycerol-preserved human skin.(More)
The fingertip is an extremely intricate area of digital sensibility that plays an important role in fine perception and hand function. Thus, sensate fingertip reconstruction is essential to the recovery of most hand functions. The authors used two methods of direct-flow homodigital neurovascular island flap coverage to reconstruct distal finger(More)
Protein C, a vitamin K-dependent potent anticoagulant, is synthesized in the liver. Hereditary resistance to activated protein C is a condition that increases the risk of thrombosis as a result of mutation in factor V gene (factor V Leiden). It is generally accepted to be associated with venous thrombosis. We present a patient who was given antibiotics via(More)