thePlasticsPaper - April 3rd

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thePlasticsPaper - April 3rd

In this Week's Edition

1. ✍️ Letter from P'Fella - Burnout is output without purpose.

2. 🤓 Study on Sunday - the Horse and the Chariot!

2. 🧐 Weekly Quiz Competition - Halfway through! It's close!

4. 🎭 Upcoming Events - 17 upcoming events for you.

5. 🐣 Tweets of the Week - Free Flaps, Drawings, Memes!

6. 🚀 New features - Study on the toilet! (April Fools)

7. 📝 Articles of the Week - currently under renovation!!


A Letter from P'Fella

Burnout = output without purpose

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

Burnout in plastic surgery is an issue.

There are million different ways to define burnout. And it can be hard to get that definition perfect. It is generally accepted that burnout is a constellation of symptoms: emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, or a diminished sense of personal accomplishment related to one’s professional life. In P'Fella's mind, it is output without purpose. It is doing without thinking.

When we set unrealistic expectations of ourselves, underestimate how much time is needed to complete a task, neglect our priorities, and fail to set proper boundaries (don't mix business and pleasure!) — it starts a downward spiral.

Here are 3 recent publications on burnout in Plastic Surgery

  1. Burnout among Plastic Surgery Residents in India: An Observational Study
  2. Professional Burnout in United States Plastic Surgery Residents: Is It a Legitimate Concern?
  3. The Perspective of Plastic Surgery Program Directors in Managing Resident Burnout and Mental Health: Are We Doing Enough?


Study on Sunday

Quadriga phenomenon

Your weekly topic to keep your knowledge fresh. 

Quadriga phenomenon or syndrome is reduced flexion in non-injured fingers caused by a shortened, stiff, or adherent FDP in an adjacent injured finger.

It results in an active flexion lag and "weak grip" that can be diagnosed clinically. It was first described by Bunnell3 and later by Verdan2 after a series of terminalisations and flexor tendon repairs.


Weekly Quiz Competition

Round 5! Currently over 100+ competing for a $100 prize.


Upcoming Events

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


Tweets of the Week

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


New Feature

Study on the Toilet

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

This was an April Fools joke! Please don't buy!!

During the week, April 1st was upon us. P'Fella couldn't miss the opportunity to create another amazing educational tool ;)

It was launched on twitter. Some people spotted the joke, whilst others actually thought it was a good idea.

If you think this is a good idea and want it, reply YES! 


Articles of the Week

This is probably the most popular section of thePlasticsPaper. Everyone can read the rapid review article, the deep-dive article is for thePlasticsPro users.

This section is currently undergoing improvements!

This section is a very popular part to thePlasticsPaper - but things can always be improved!

Check back next week. If you have any suggestions just reply to this email.

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