πŸ—ž 5 Things you missed this week in Plastic Surgery!

Apr 11, 2021 5 min read
πŸ—ž 5 Things you missed this week in Plastic Surgery!

Wow, what a week it has been in the Plastic Surgery world. A lot was happening in trending articles, recent publications, and some really good podcasts. These are all listed for you below. And of course, our weekly community data. Happy Reading!

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This week in Plastic Surgery

  1. Trending Articles
  2. Recent publications
  3. Podcasts you must listen to!
  4. Upcoming Events
  5. Community Data


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This week P'Fella's articles were viewed 1,900 times at an average of 1 minute 23 seconds per view. Of these, the top 3 articles reviewed were as follows.

Burn Calculator

An in-depth breakdown of the different ways to calculate the TBSA of a burn in the adult and pediatric population.

Total Body Surface Area in Burns
The total body surface area (TBSA) of a burn can be calculated with a Lund and Browder Chart, Wallace Rule-of-Nines or the palmar method. An accurate estimation of a burn guides acute management, fluid resuscitation, nutrition supplementation and prognosis.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

One of the most common visits to a Plastic Surgery clinic! This article allows you to become proficient in the management pathway, supported by current evidence of course!

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - A Summary of 52 Publications
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is the most common upper extremity compression neuropathy. This article reviews the current literature in relation to anatomy, clinical diagnosis, and treatment options of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Bilobed Flaps

Plastic Surgeons love performing flaps. The bilobed flap is an absolute workhorse for covering post-skin cancer resection defects on the nose. This is a step-by-step guide in how to design the flap.

Bilobed Flaps - The 3,2,1 Rule
The bilobed flap is a common reconstructive option for nasal tip defects. This article describes the indications, design, geometry, and modifications of this double transposition flap.


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Recent Publications in Plastic Surgery

The Plastic Surgery community produces research at a fast rate. It's not always the highest quality, but it's great to see progress nonetheless. Here are 3 important articles you MUST read - P'Fella has summarised the first one for you.

An absolute classic of a paper! Lanz is a boss! πŸ”₯

This article has really stood the test of time! The Lanz classification is still used in clinical practice and for research purposes to this day.

Anatomical Variations of the Median Nerve In Carpal Tunnel (Lanz)
Lanz analysed the branching pattern of the median nerve within the carpal tunnel in 246 hands. This paper details these results and compares them with other peer-reviewed literature.

Such an important topic - read more here!

The Management of HS is becoming more and more a multi-disciplinary approach. Whilst the medication is becoming better, so too is our understanding of the best surgical options for this chronic condition. P'Fella also did a review of hidradenitis suppurtiva.

Plastic Surgical Management of Hidradenitis Suppurativa : Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
excision and reconstruction based on hidradenitis suppurativa severity, size, and anatomical location. Summary: Successful treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa requires a multidisciplinary team approach and multimodal therapy....

The Training Community is Strong!

ThePlasticsFella educational platform is all about engaging, encouraging and supporting the training community. This is why this article is great...

ICOPLAST trainees Europe: Uniting plastic surgery trainees around training, research and sustainability
The evolvement of plastic surgery is driven by surgical and scientific progress, patientdemand and perhaps most importantly collaboration.


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Podcasts you must listen to

Who doesn't love a good podcast?! Well, P'Fella listens to them daily on the elliptical machine, as he pumps his legs before work. Here are the top 3 podcasts from the week.


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Upcoming Events

The online education is still strong! Admittedly, webinar fatigue is a real thing. Nonetheless, here are a few events you might like to check out!

Monday 12th of April

Another great webinar planned by Canniesburn. They've been smashing the webinars all year. This one has major clinical and exam importance.

Evidence based surgical management of Malignant Melanoma

Tuesday 13th April

ICOPLAST and Stoke-Mandeville - Flaps in Acute Burn Surgery.

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Flaps in Acute & Reconstructive Burn Surgery. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.
Stoke Mandeville Plastic Surgery Webinar Series Speaker: Prof Peter DziewulskiConsultant Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeonBroomfield Hospital for Plastics and BurnsFormerly at University of Texas Medical Branch

Wednesday April 14th 2021

If you wannt get all fancy and attend a well-organised meeting, then this is a great one this week. BSSH is an amazing organisation doing some really good stuff. Click the link below to register.

BSSH Spring Scientific Meeting 2021


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Community Data

Every week, P'Fella sits down with a Stella Artois beer and does a deep dive into the website data. thePlasticsFella.com uses a cookie-free non-tracking data code to protect your privacy. There is not tracking code from Google or Facebook. It's all about your privacy.

The data is strong this week and it's great to see the community grow this week.

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