thePlasticsPaper - April 24th

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thePlasticsPaper - April 24th

In this Week's Edition

1. โœ๏ธ Letter from P'Fella - P'Fella thinks you can join the team.

2. ๐Ÿค“ Study on Sunday - Craniosynostosis (boring? not this section).

2. ๐Ÿง Weekly Quiz Competition - Round 8!

4. ๐ŸŽญ Upcoming Events - 18 webinars, events and conferences

5. ๐Ÿฃ Tweets of the Week - Educational Threads, nasty intra-op pics!

6. ๐Ÿš€ New features - Merch is here!

7. โค๏ธ Feedback - you help shape this educational platform

8. ๐Ÿ“ Articles of the Week - 3 essential reads, 1 deep-dive for thePlasticsPro!

A Letter from P'Fella

Growing the team!

Every Sunday, you can get insights into the thoughts and actions of P'Fella.

๐Ÿ‘‹ ย P'Fella is looking for a few friends.

It's nearly my 3rd birthday. I'm getting old. This platform all started as a simple website for myself so I could access some quick notes when at work. It's grown much bigger than ever could have imagined. That's all thanks to you and your support :) ย 

Up until now, it's been pretty much a solo effort. Writing, editing, illustrating, Twittering... the list goes on. There has been an odd bit of help here and there. But nothing consistent. Nothing long term.

In the next 6 months, thePlasticsFella platform is going to expand quite a lot. There will be an updated platform, more educational tools and a stronger presence on Instagram, youtube and TikTok. If you have any particular interest in plastic surgery education or website development/coding then it'll be great to have you on board.

Any skill set is welcome to help thePlasticsFella achieve its mission.

If you feel you have any set of skills that will help thePlasticsFella grow, then reply to this email with a few sentences about yourself (nothing too fancy!) :

p.s - you can also just quickly leave some feedback at the bottom :)

Study on Sunday


Your weekly bite-sized topic to keep your knowledge fresh.

Craniosynostosis is the premature fusion of one or more cranial sutures. It can be an isolated abnormality or part of a syndrome. Here is the timeline of normal suture fusion:

  • Posterior Fontanelle: 3-6 months
  • Metopic: 6-8 months
  • Anterior Fontanelle: 9-12 months.
  • Sagittal: 22 years (most commonly involved)
  • Coronal: 24 years
  • Lambdoidal: 26 years
  • Squamosal: approximately 60 years

Weekly Quiz Competition

Round 8

Round 8! Only 2 more rounds to go before the $100 prize. 

Upcoming Events

18 Webinars, Conferences, and Courses

This is an incredibly comprehensive list of upcoming events in Plastic Surgery. If you want your event advertised, just reply to this email! 

  1. PLASTA - FRCS Lower Limb Trauma - Virtual, April 27th
  2. BSSH Median and Ulnar Nerve - Virtual, April 30th.
  3. IFSSH Combined Conference - London, April 2022.
  4. AAPS Centennial Meeting - San Diego, April 2022.
  5. BAPRAS AEC Trunk Reconstruction - April 2022.
  6. BAAPS Masterclass in Aesthetic Practice - London, May 2022.
  7. RACS 90th Annual Scientific Conference - Brisbane, May 2022.
  8. British Burns Association Annual Meeting - Bristol, May 2022.
  9. Australian ASPS Congress - Goldcoast, June 2022
  10. Aesthetics In-Service Exam - Virtual, June 2022.
  11. ISAPS World Congress - Istanbul, July 2022
  12. ICCPCA Cleft Congress - Edinburgh, July 2022
  13. ASSH Annual Meeting - Boston, September 2022.
  14. BAAPS Annual Conference 2022 - London, September 2022.
  15. European Society of Craniofacial Surgery - Oxford, September 2022.
  16. BAPRAS Celtic Meeting - Dunblane, Scotland September 2022
  17. Plastic Surgery, The Meeting - Boston, October 2022.
  18. AEC Limb Reconstruction - Virtual, October 2022

Tweets of the Week

If you're not on Twitter, you're not learning. Fact.


New Feature


Every week, P'Fella creates or updates the educational platform. All decisions are direct by one simple mantra: build great educational tools.

Okay, some of you saw this early and bought a lot. There are still a few left.



Articles of the Week

Every week, P'Fella links 3 articles you should read. There is also 1 deep-dive review for thePlasticsPro community.

Important Reads

  1. An Alternative to Scalp Flaps? Utility of Dermal Wound Matrices Compared with Local-Tissue Rearrangement and Free Flap Reconstruction for Oncologic Scalp Wounds: A Multidisciplinary Dual Matched-Pair Analysis, Othman et al. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: February 2022
  2. Tips for Dupuytren's Disease: Treatment Options for Dupuytrenโ€™s Disease: Tips and Tricks, Denkler et al. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open: January 2022
  3. An algorithm for lower limb reconstruction: Soft tissue reconstruction of the lower extremity in the pediatric population. Gimenez et al. Plast Aesthet Res 2022;9:28.

Deep Dive

P'Fella's personal analysis of the chosen article of the week. Key points, journal club critiques, and impact on your clinical practice.

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