In this week's edition
- ✍️ Letter from P'Fella
Don't pay for mentorship. Please.
- 🤓 The Sunday Quiz
Steps to a Finger replant.
- 🔦 Spotlight
'Community' - a new venture.
- 📸 Image of the Week
AI-generated thumb replant.
- 🐣 Tweets of the Week
What was hot on Twitter this week.
- 🤔 Ask P'Fella
3D printing - watch this space.
- 📝 Articles of the Week
Eponymous publications! Love them.
- 💕 Feedback
Suggest ideas & give feedback!
PS - updated the landing page this week too.
A Letter from P'Fella
Please do not pay for a 'mentor'.
I wanted to chat about something that's been bugging me lately: this new trend of paid mentorship. But I think I have a solution.
Mentorship is supposed to be about sharing experiences and wisdom, right? It's a bit off-putting to see it turning into a business transaction. I stumbled upon a Twitter thread that really put things into perspective. It seems I'm not the only one who feels that mentorship is losing its true meaning in the rush to make a buck.
I kinda get it, though. Finding a mentor in our field can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. It's tough, and that's probably why some folks think it's okay to charge for mentorship.
Here's what people want in an educational community 👇
So, here's what I'm thinking: let's start "Community" – a totally free mentorship platform. It's P'Fella's way of saying no to turning mentorship into a marketplace. We're talking about a place for open, honest sharing, where we all can learn and grow together. P'Fella is all about making connections easier and keeping the spirit of helping each other out alive.
Remember how our mentors were there for us, asking nothing in return? That's the vibe we're aiming for. It's our turn to pass on the torch and keep the real essence of mentorship going strong in plastic surgery.
So, what do you say? Let's team up and make mentorship in our field something truly special and accessible for everyone. The goal is to build a comprehensive platform where we can exchange insights on exams, delve into the latest research, share practical surgical tips, and guide each other through fellowships and more.
The Sunday Quiz
Steps to a Finger Replant
The process involves using equipment like a microscope and microsurgical instruments, along with radiography.
It's recommended to have two teams, each preparing one of the two segments. The bone is treated with open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF), possibly involving shortening with K-wires. Both flexor and extensor tendons undergo repair, followed by epineural repair of nerves. Arterial anastomosis may include a vein graft if needed. Vein anastomosis is a strong predictor of survival, emphasizing its importance. Additionally, skin plays a role in venous drainage.
While there is no "perfect order" for these procedures, there's a general consensus to address bone and tendons first, with some surgeons preferring to do arterial and venous work before nerve repair to minimize ischemia time.
Key events, select webinars, tailored courses & new features!
Mentorship is losing its essence to commercialization, so P'Fella is launching 'Community,' a free platform for genuine sharing and growth in plastic surgery, covering everything from exams and research to surgical tips and fellowships
- 🔍 Search: Find topics and resources fast.
- 📰 Latest Discussions: Catch up with recent talks.
- 🆕 New Topics: Explore fresh content.
- 🌟 Top Categories: Dive into popular areas.
- 🧪 Research: Latest findings and methods.
- 🎓 Fellowships: Opportunities and advice.
- 🛠️ Surgical Tips: Practical techniques shared.
- 📚 Exams: Strategies and resources.
- 🗣️ Interviews: Tips for success.
- 💬 General Chit-Chat: Casual conversations and stories.
Image of the Week
AI-generated clinical images
You ask, P'Fella answers.
Any advice for 3rd year medical students who want to apply to plastics with average clerkship scores and a few publications to their name? How can we make it work? Thanks!
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Articles of the Week
3 must-read articles!
- Eponymous Names In Surgical Approaches
Moses MJ, Cheng C, Styron JF. Eponyms of Upper Extremity Surgical Approaches: A Historical Perspective. J Hand Surg Am.
- Eponymous instruments in plastic surgery
Harijan A, Halvorson EG. Eponymous instruments in plastic surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Jan;127(1):456-465.
- Anatomical Eponyms of the Ulnar Nerve
Bi AS, Qiu CS, Dellon AL, Rettig ME. A History of Anatomical Eponyms of the Ulnar Nerve. J Hand Surg Am. 2022
Tinel's Signs - The Original
The legendary Tinel's Test. This original 1915 case series explores the efficacy in assessing peripheral nerve damage. The study presents Tinel's Sign as a potentially valuable component in the nerve injury diagnostic process.