Mark D. Wells

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This study reviews the treatment of facial trauma between October 1986 and December 1990 at a major pediatric referral center. The mechanism of injury, location and pattern of facial fractures, pattern of facial injury, soft tissue injuries, and any associated injuries to other organ systems were recorded, and fracture management and perioperative(More)
This is the first series of total penile reconstructions with the free sensate osteocutaneous fibula flap. The main advantages of this flap lie in its intrinsic rigidity, its superior donor-site location, and its long vascular pedicle. The fibula flap provides better bone volume than does the radial forearm flap, which commonly results in a floppy phallus(More)
Fundamental principles of management of breast burns begin with recognition and preservation of any viable breast bud tissue. Reconstruction begins when the burned breast envelope is insufficient to allow unrestricted breast development. Complete contracture release is obtained by incision or excision of the restricting burn scar and thick split-thickness(More)
The treatment modality of choice for venous insufficiency after free tissue transfer or replantation remains surgical repair. When this is not technically possible, the use of medical leeches is a useful adjunct to treatment. This paper reviews the history of the use of leeches in medicine, the anatomy and physiology of Hirudo medicinalis, the techniques of(More)
Following craniofacial procedures that involve stripping of the periosteum and soft tissue over the zygomatic maxillary complex, descent of soft tissue with a decrease in anterior projection over the malar area and increase in fullness in the nasolabial fold have been seen to be a problem by these authors. Simple repositioning of the soft tissues to their(More)
The healing of fetal tibial bone after osteotomy with and without stable fixation has been reported previously. The present study was designed to evaluate fetal bone gap healing using a tibial ostectomy model in fetal sheep. Eighteen time-dated pregnant ewes (20 fetuses, 34 experimental hind limbs) underwent intrauterine surgery at 95 days gestation (term,(More)
We have developed a lyophilized bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) delivery device that can be formulated to control release over 2 to 8 weeks. Bioerodible poly (d,l lactide-co-glycolide) particles loaded with 90 micrograms recombinant human BMP-2 were suspended in either carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) or methylcellulose (MC) implants. Plain CMC and MC implants(More)
Fibrous dysplasia is an abnormal fibroosseous process of bone of unknown cause. The incidence of skull involvement varies, painless enlargement being the most common presenting symptom. Change in vision is a rare but recognized finding. We report a 3-year-old boy with extreme fibrous dysplasia involving the skull base, who presented with blindness. He(More)
Background: We sought to determine the competence of medical students and surgery residents in evaluating clinical problems (using both real and simulated patients) in surgical oncology. Methods: Forty-five third-year medical students, 23 first postgraduate year (PGY-1) residents, and seven second postgraduate year (PGY-2) residents were presented with the(More)
Although clinical and experimental findings have demonstrated that fetal soft-tissue wounds heal without scarring, very little is known about the process of fetal bone healing. This study examined fetal long bone healing in utero, both histologically and biochemically, with and without fracture fixation in a fetal sheep model. Our study group consisted of(More)