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Soft-tissue expansion complements existing reconstructive techniques and provides new vistas for the plastic surgeon. The technique finds use for overcoming a shortage of tissue, for obtaining skin with special desirable qualities, for creation of flaps otherwise not possible because of the resultant donor site or limited vascularity, for creation of flaps(More)
We hypothesize that a visual prosthesis capable of evoking high-resolution visual perceptions can be produced using high-electrode-count arrays of penetrating microelectrodes implanted into the primary visual cortex of a blind human subject. To explore this hypothesis, and as a prelude to human psychophysical experiments, we have conducted a set of(More)
Skin loss over the distal Achilles region regardless of cause presents a problem in reconstruction. A variety of techniques have been employed. These procedures are critically reviewed and the technique which has proven helpful at our institution is discussed. The latter procedure employs a local random pattern rotation flap which has the advantages of(More)
In three children aged 3 to 8 years with large scalp defects temporary expanders of silicone elastomer were inserted under the scalp above the pericranium and under the galea through an incision at the junction of the defect and the normal scalp. Over the following six to eight weeks, the expanders were inflated weekly or semiweekly with injections of(More)
OBJECTIVE It has been hypothesized that a vision prosthesis capable of evoking useful visual percepts can be based upon electrically stimulating the primary visual cortex (V1) of a blind human subject via penetrating microelectrode arrays. As a continuation of earlier work, we examined several spatial and temporal characteristics of V1 microstimulation. (More)
Soft-tissue expansion enjoys ever-wider use, but to date an experience using this technique in the lower extremity has never been presented. We reviewed our first 16 patients to describe the indications and contraindications for the use of tissue expansion in the lower extremity. Guidelines evolved from study of the data. Soft-tissue expansion merits(More)
In vivo interstitial muscle pressures measured by wick catheter, tissue gas tensions measured by mass spectrometer, and glucose and high-energy phosphate metabolism measured fluorometrically were studied in the anterior tibial (AT) and vastus lateralis (VL) muscles of primate limbs during and following tourniquet ischemia (2.5 hours; 400 mm Hg) to elucidate(More)
Eight patients, 7 with hidradenitis suppurativa and 1 with chronic recurrent staphylococcal abscess, all of whom failed to respond to antibiotic therapy, conservative therapeutic measures, and surgery, were experimentally placed on Staphage Lysate. Treatment after appropriate skin testing consisted of subcutaneous infections of 0.1 ml and intranasal(More)
Many studies have demonstrated the ability of chronically implanted multielectrode arrays (MEAs) to extract information from the motor cortex of both humans and nonhuman primates. Similarly, many studies have shown the ability of intracortical microstimulation to impart information to the brain via a single or a few electrodes acutely implanted in sensory(More)