Can Surgery be a Recipe? AI Clinical Cases, Final Round Quiz.

Also: The Sunday Quiz on Salivary Gland Tumours, New Clinical Cases, and 3 Trending Articles.
Can Surgery be a Recipe? AI Clinical Cases, Final Round Quiz.

In this week's edition

  1. ✍️ Letter from P'Fella
    Can surgery be a recipe?
  2. 🤓 The Sunday Quiz + Leaderboard
    How well do you know Salivary Gland Tumours?
  3. 🆕 New Feature
    AI images for Clinical Cases & more!
  4. 🎓 theFellow's Corner
    Meet the Team and their content
  5. 🔥 Articles of the Week
    Limb Salvage, Amputations, & Flap Techniques
    With 1 sentence summaries!.
  6. 💕 Feedback
    Suggest ideas & give feedback!

A Letter from P'Fella

Can surgery be a recipe?

Hey Team!

Imagine if understanding a surgical procedure was as straightforward as following a well-crafted recipe. This might sound simple, yet it has the potential to improve how we prepare for our surgical cases.


Over the next few months, the team will be building a unique "surgical recipe book" tailored for plastic surgery. This will be more than a static manual— it’s a dynamic document that will evolve through our collective expertise and experiences.

Example Insight: MPCJ UCL Repair

This is just a glimpse of what we're aiming to achieve—a practical, accessible guide that enhances both learning and application.

What's the motivation?

  • Clarity: Our 'recipes' will simplify complex procedures into clear, actionable steps. There is a a balance thought between oversimplification and understanding the nuances of a surgical technique
  • Confidence: Confidence in preparation is key. These surgical checklists will be evidence-based and intregated with main articles in the library to help streamline preparation.
  • Community: This is the exiciting part. Your input is invaluable. Over time, each surgical "recipe" will have the infrastructure so you can share your insights and modifications to help us refine these techniques. Every contribution enriches our collective knowledge.

Join Us on This Journey

What methods work best for you when learning surgical techniques? Checklists? Visual aids? Let us know your preferences and help us shape this tool to better suit your needs.


P'Fella ❤️

The Sunday Quiz

Final Week! How well do you know Salivary Gland Tumours?

Welcome to the final round of The Weekly Quiz.

Each edition of thePlasticsPaper includes a quiz question designed to challenge and engage our readers. Keep your wits about you and join in every week—the winner at the end six rounds will earn you a $100 voucher.

Good luck!

A labelled anatomical drawing showing Salivary Gland Tumours involve the parotid gland, submandibular gland, sublingual gland, and small glands throughout the head and neck region.

New Feature

Clinical Scenarios Update

One of the most requested educational tools from thePlasticsFella is to create a "viva-style" oral examination designed for postgraduate exams. These clinical scenarios can be quite challenging to develop online, but here are some strategies we're implementing to overcome this:

  • AI-Generated Images: These are an excellent way to create images that avoid issues related to patient confidentiality and consent. We can tailor images specifically to each required case.
  • Scenario Updates: As the case progresses, the examiner provides updates with a new image to reflect the latest developments. Check it out below!

the Fellows' Corner

What have the fellows been up to?

We're excited to announce that three educational fellows and a full-time editor joined thePlasticsFella team over a month ago. They've been working hard to produce valuable content for our community.

Meet the Team 👇

The Team!

We've recently published new articles and clinical case studies. Amidst managing complex patient cases, our team has been diligently drafting new articles, developing fresh content, and incorporating your feedback to enhance what we share.

Explore our latest content:

Have a question for them? We'll answer it on the next episode of Behind the 'Fella (launching soon).

Articles of the Week

3 Interesting Articles with 1 sentence summaries.

How to get Aesthetic Outcomes in Extremity Salvage and Reconstruction (Govshievich, 2023)

Find out how to acquire aesthetic results with thoughtful flap selection, primary thinning, and strategic secondary revisions in extremity salvage and reconstruction.

What are the Current Concepts in Lower Extremity Amputation? (Hanwright, 2023)

What's the latest in lower extremity amputation care? Review soft-tissue considerations, nerve management strategies, and emerging osseointegration techniques for best functional outcomes.

Crucial Flap Techniques for Surgeons: A Guide (Neligan, 2023)

Explore useful flaps, identify potential pitfalls, and get tips on enhancing your plastic surgery skills.


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