Scott D. Lifchez

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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)
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)
INTRODUCTION Extensor pollicis longus (EPL) tendon rupture is a well-described phenomenon in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Mechanisms of EPL tendon rupture in the nonrheumatoid population have also been described and include traumatic rupture, repetitive motion strain, and steroid injection into the tendon. METHODS The operative records for patients(More)
BACKGROUND In 2013, we developed the Operative Entrustability Assessment (OEA) to facilitate evaluation and documentation of resident operative skills. This web-based tool provides real-time, transparent feedback to residents on operative performance. This study evaluated the construct validity of the OEA, assessing its association with operative time. (More)
I n 2013, the American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons (ACAPS) increased its educational offerings to its membership by starting a Winter Retreat under the direction of now immediate-Past President Dr. Joe Losee. The purpose of the Winter Retreat was to do a " deep dive " into the Next Ac-creditation System (NAS) and Milestones project. It was a 1-day(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)
DESCRIPTION A 58-year-old woman was involved in a motor vehicle accident. She sustained diffuse swelling over the dorsum of her dominant hand along with a hematoma extending from the level of the metacarpophalangeal joint to the wrist. There was also extensive bruising over the palmer aspect. There was no obvious neurovascular compromise.