thePlasticsPaper - January 9th

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thePlasticsPaper - January 9th

In this Week's Edition

1. ✍️ Letter from P'Fella - the mission (updated)
2. 📝 Article of the Week - 2 interesting reads!
3. 🧐 Weekly Quiz Competition - 100+ leaderboard
4. 🎭 Upcoming Events - 14 webinars, conferences
5. 🐣 Tweet of the Week - memes, images, journals.
6. 🚀 New Features - live video for interview practice.

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A Letter from P'Fella

thePlasticsFella's mission‌

In the last 6 months, thePlasticsFella and Dogecoin have had similar trajectories - to the moon! 🚀 It's great to see all the new weekly users of the website and readers of this paper.

As the platform grows, it's important for the mission to stay on a steady course. The absolute core principle of thePlasticsFella is best seen in this new banner on P'Fella's Twitter profile (above): a not-for-profit educational platform teaching your evidence-based Plastic Surgery.

Here are the main ideas behind it all:
1. All information must be evidence-based and verified.
2. Keep pushing new features to improve the learning experience.
3. No interest in making money.
4. Stay independent. No ads, no promotions, no committees.

Sounds simple, but it's a fun challenge.



Articles of the Week

Social Media use in Residency Programs

Abishek et al. PRS Journal Dec 2021. Editorial.

· Instagram is 🔥: it's the most popular
· Most people use it for branding 😭
· Education is 2nd reason to use social media ✅
· Twitter is the least used platform for trainees 🤯
· Nearly 1 in 2 trainees use Snapchat

P'Fella's Takeaway: Social media is good for branding and education and P'Fella better get off Twitter and go to Snapchat.
VACs for Finger Replants - A Systematic Review

Ching-Wei et al, PRS Journal Jan 2022.

· Aim: negative pressure therapy can help venous congestion?
· Methods: if finger replant was congested, NPWT applied
· Results: 25/27 congested replants survived with NPWT.
· Conclusion: NPWT is a potential option for congested fingers.
· Level of Evidence: Therapeutic, IV.

P'Fella' Takeaway: A novel idea. A future study should compare it to the "traditional" techniques of treating venous congestion. Perhaps those fingers would have survived with just leaches 🤷🏼‍♂️

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Weekly Quiz Competition

Fellow plastics geeks, here is this week's question. The leaderboard is hotting up tho. 100+ of your peers on it. Every so often, the leader will be getting a pretty sweet prize.

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Upcoming Events

14 Webinars, Conferences and Courses

  1. ICSM Plastics Skills Day 2022 - Virtual, Jan 15th 2022.
  2. Muslim Women in Surgery - Virtual, Jan 11th 2022
  3. Journal Hand Surgery Journal Club - Virtual, Jan 26th 2022.
  4. BSSH Arthritis Workshop - Manchester, Feb 2022.
  5. ASPS In-Service Exam - Virtual, March 2022.
  6. ASPS Spring Meeting - Virtual, March 2022.
  7. AAPS Centennial Meeting - San Diego, April 2022.
  8. RACS 90th Annual Scientific Conference - Brisbane, 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. Plastic Surgery, The Meeting - Boston, October 2022.


Tweets of the Week

Twitter is the best way to stay updated in #PlasticSurgery. Follow P'Fella

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Testing New Features

Live video for interview practice

thePlasticsInterview will be launching very soon! New content and new features are being added, daily. This new way to practice your interviews is ideal for virtual interviews (or any type of interview, to be honest).

Record yourself live, review it and improve.

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