Joerg Dabernig

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Finger replantations after traumatic amputation are associated with good prognosis and acceptable functional results. However, cold sensitivity is a common and sometimes disabling sequelae after digital replantation. The exact causes of cold intolerance are still unclear; neural as well as vascular mechanisms have been discussed. We examined the macro- and(More)
The ultimate usefulness of replanted fingers is related to the adequacy of nerve, tendon and bone repair. Thirty-eight patients with successful replantation of the thumb, a single finger or after multiple digital amputations were followed up clinically. The subjective disability after finger replantation was evaluated by means of the DASH score, and the(More)
We present our experience in functional reconstruction of the Achilles tendon with large tissue defects following after trauma and infection. To cover the skin defect and to reconstruct the Achilles tendon we used the free tensor fasciae latae (TFL) flap. From 1997 to 2003 six males, ranging from 22 to 71 (average 38.6) years, underwent this reconstructive(More)
The development of microsurgery has most recently been focused upon the evolution of perforator flaps, with the aim of minimising donor site morbidity, and avoiding the transfer of functionally unnecessary tissues. The vascular basis of perforator flaps also facilitates radical primary thinning prior to flap transfer, when appropriate. Based upon initial(More)
Facial lipodystrophies are characterized by a progressive atrophy of the subcutaneous fat of the face. The aim of our study, which includes two types of facial lipodystrophy (Barraquer–Simons (BS) and Parry–Romberg (PR) syndromes), was to compare the results of treatment with lipofilling and with free flaps and to evaluate the long-term outcome. Eighteen(More)
An exact knowledge of the subcutaneous layers in the different regions of the face and neck is important in several surgical disciplines. In the parotid region, a superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS) has been described. The existence of a SMAS as a guiding structure for the surgeon in the other regions of the face and neck has been discussed but is(More)
OBJECTIVES Urethra reconstruction in men remains a complex problem, particularly in patients who have had previous amputation for penile tumour or who have undergone gender reassignment. Many reconstructive techniques currently in use recreate the urethra but are prone to recurrent stricture formation and fail to achieve micturition with a good stream when(More)