Ramon A DeJesus

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This is the first multicenter prospective study of outcomes of tibial neurolysis in diabetics with neuropathy and chronic compression of the tibial nerve in the tarsal tunnels. A total of 38 surgeons enrolled 628 patients using the same technique for diagnosis of compression, neurolysis of four medial ankle tunnels, and objective outcomes: ulceration,(More)
BACKGROUND Currently the internal thoracic artery (ITA) is the conduit of preference for coronary artery revascularization. Although this artery offers several advantages over the saphenous vein there is a higher incidence of postoperative sternal wound infection with its use. This incidence further increases with the use of bilateral internal thoracic(More)
The purpose of this study was identification of the innervation of the medial humeral epicondyle which has not been described before. In 20 patients, the medial intermuscular septum was evaluated histopathologically: the nerve was identified in 15 specimens without S-100 staining, and in the remaining 5 with S-100 staining. In six fresh cadavers, bilateral(More)
Predictive ability of a positive Tinel sign over the tibial nerve in the tarsal was evaluated as a prognostic sign in determining sensory outcomes after distal tibial neurolysis in diabetics with chronic nerve compression at this location. Outcomes were evaluated with a visual analog score (VAS) for pain and measurements of the cutaneous pressure(More)
Vaginal reconstructive options commonly include the use of split-thickness skin grafts or intestinal conduits. When a colonic segment is chosen, the sigmoid colon is favored because of its location, size, and durability. When circumstances preclude the use of sigmoid colon and a colonic conduit is preferred, creative means of mobilization are required. This(More)
We report a case of a 22-year-old patient who sustained a box-cutter injury to the index finger on her right hand complicated by severe felon. Extensive tissue debridement left the patient with a defect exposing the underlying flexor tendon. A venous flow-through flap from the right forearm was used to provide coverage, which survived completely without(More)
Reconstruction of the thumb by transfer of a toe has evolved technically to the point that this complex procedure can result in a mobile, sensate, and aesthetically pleasing digit that contributes to an almost-normally functioning hand. Donor site deformity is well recognized, primarily as it relates to the appearance of the foot after transfer of the(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this case report is to describe the findings of a neuroma within an allograft, highlight the unique opportunity to evaluate the allograft (following human engraftment) ex vivo histologically, to reinforce an effective treatment strategy, and review outcomes in peripheral nerve surgery regarding gap defect distance. METHOD A(More)
The goals of upper extremity soft tissue reconstruction should go well beyond providing coverage and restoring function. As the field of reconstructive microsurgery has evolved, free cutaneous flaps (FCFs) are gaining wider application. The advantages of FCF include minimizing donor-site morbidity by preserving the muscle and fascia, improving versatility(More)
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