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)
and functional outcomes were recorded pre-and post-operatively , including pain, 2-point discrimination, Semmes-Weinstein monofilament testing, thenar strength testing, grip strength, the carpal tunnel syndrome functional status and symptom severity scores, and overall satisfaction. RESULTS: In the 30 patients that completed the study, there were no(More)
variables, and adverse outcomes. Statistical tests performed included simple regression analyses and multiple regression analysis. RESULTS: 50 patients had adequate photographic documentation for inclusion in the study. 44% of patients were classified as Veau I (mean cleft width [MW] 5.4 mm), 28% Veau II (MW 8.9 mm), 16% Veau III (MW 11.3 mm), and 12% Veau(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)