Ron M Johnson

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PURPOSE To provide an overview of the appropriate evaluation and management of partial-thickness burns. TARGET AUDIENCE This continuing-education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in learning about burn wound care. LEARNING OBJECTIVES After reading the article and taking the test, the participant will be able to: 1.(More)
The authors examined continued neuroleptic exposure following inpatient treatment of mania with neuroleptics and lithium through structured chart review of 40 consecutive patients. At discharge, patients were receiving a mean of 793 mg/day (SD = 695) chlorpromazine equivalents; 6 months later they were receiving a mean of 634 mg/day (SD = 684). This(More)
Information in the literature regarding the postoperative management of digital nerve lacerations is vague, and postoperative immobilization for up to 3 weeks is frequently recommended. In order to define more precisely what, if any, postoperative restrictions are necessary, a fresh cadaver model was designed for digital nerve division, resection, repair,(More)
The use of cryotherapy after total knee arthroplasty is a very common therapeutic adjunct accepted as routine postoperative care. We present 2 cases of total patellar skin loss due to cryotherapy after total knee arthroplasty. Substantial soft tissue defects were created after the initial debridement of the necrotic tissue. Both patients were evaluated for(More)
The rat femoral artery (RFA) anastomosis model has been the gold standard in microsurgical simulation training. While effective, live animal use requires animal use committee regulation and costly maintenance. Our institution's animal laboratory is remote to the hospital, limiting access by our busy surgical residents with their limited duty hours. We(More)
Reduction mammaplasty is a common procedure performed by plastic and reconstructive surgeons to relieve chronic back and neck pain associated with macromastia, with the added benefit of an improvement in the aesthetic contour of the ptotic breast. Complications related to this procedure are fortunately uncommon, but include hematoma, infection, and wound(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity is associated with greater rates of surgical complications. To address these complications after outpatient plastic surgery, obese patients may seek care in the emergency department and potentially require admission to the hospital, which could result in greater health care charges. The purpose of this study was to determine the(More)
Finger fillet flaps have been used to treat a variety of complex hand deformities providing stable soft tissue coverage and preventing pathologic contractures. Fillet flaps have not been reported in the coverage of segmental extensor tendon deficit in an adjacent digit. A 20-year-old man involved in a motor vehicle crash sustaining a 30% total body surface(More)