Scott D. Lifchez

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The standard abdominoplasty technique uses a wide, vertically oriented plication of the rectus sheath to narrow the waistline. This reduces the contribution of the rectus sheath to the anterior abdominal wall from more than 50 percent to 25 percent or less and creates an unnaturally flat appearance. No amount of exercise can restore the native form of the(More)
OBJECTIVE The senior author previously reported a case of rupture of the flexor policis longus tendon after volar plating of a distal radius fracture. We hypothesized that restoration of the pronator quadratus to its native position after plating might prevent this problem. METHODS The authors report a new case of irritation of the flexor policis longus(More)
AIM To characterise the normal motion pattern of the pisotriquetral (PT) joint during wrist extension and flexion, as well as observer performance of measurements using four-dimensional (4D)-computed tomography (CT) acquisitions and double-oblique multiplanar reconstruction (MPR) technique in asymptomatic contralateral joints of patients with unilateral(More)
Using four-dimensional CT scan (4DCT), we aimed at showing the kinematics of scapholunate (SL) interval in asymptomatic wrists in comparison with symptomatic contralateral wrists with inconclusive radiographic findings. This is an IRB approved, HIPPA compliant, retrospective study. Patients suspected of SL interosseous ligament (SLIL) injuries were referred(More)
A functional muscle free flap with multiple muscle segments that could be oriented independently to produce different force vectors would be beneficial in facial reanimation and upper extremity reconstruction. The serratus anterior muscle has this potential because two or more individual muscle slips can be transferred on a single vascular pedicle. Although(More)
Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare postoperative complication of plastic surgery of the breast. Initial signs and symptoms resemble those of infection, and antimicrobial therapy is usually initiated and fails before considering PG as a diagnosis. Therapy consists of immune modulators, and use of corticosteroids is frequent, as is local wound care.(More)
BACKGROUND The child with Möbius syndrome presenting for facial reanimation presents a difficult challenge. When bilateral paralysis and paresis preclude use of the contralateral facial nerve, the authors' preferred donor nerve for reinnervation of free muscle transfer is a branch of the trigeminal nerve, the ipsilateral nerve to the masseter. METHODS The(More)
Levels of immunoreactive ICAM-1 in rat lung were followed during the kinetic development of acute oleic acid-induced lung injury in the rat by the ELISA assay. Significant increases in ICAM-1 immunoreactivity were found on rat lung membranes within 30 min of oleic acid injection. The increased immunoreactive ICAM-1 persisted for the duration of the study (4(More)
BACKGROUND Assessment of surgical skills in the operating room remains a challenge. Increasing documentation requirements of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education are necessitating mechanisms to document trainee competence without hindering operative turnover. The authors created a comprehensive electronic resource to facilitate plastic(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the association between the Hirsch index (a measure of publications and citations) and academic rank among hand surgeons. METHODS This was a cross-sectional study of full-time academic hand surgeons within Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-approved hand surgery fellowship programs in the United States and Canada. The(More)