Plastic Surgeons Discuss Corrective Ear Surgery Options

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Despite advances in corrective ear surgery, many plastic surgeons prefer to use a patient’s own tissues for the procedure, according to a recent survey by the ASPS. The survey, which asked a range of questions about corrective ear surgery, aimed to determine if new and emerging tissue products might win over plastic surgeons. A large

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Recent Study Investigates Safety of Immediate Breast Reconstruction

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A new study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery shows a low rate of complications in breast reconstruction immediately after mastectomy. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the results shown in this study “alleviate concerns that immediate reconstruction leads to increased complications” and make a strong argument for immediate breast reconstruction, Reduced psychological

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Limb Salvage Team Helps Victims of Haitian Earthquake

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A team of plastic and orthopedic surgeons achieved a high success rate in limb salvage – minimizing the need for amputations – among patients injured in last year’s devastating earthquake in Haiti, according to a study in the June issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons

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How to Not Be a Dogbite Victim

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Four national medical organizations are teaming up to raise awareness during National Dog Bite Prevention Week, May 15-21. It’s estimated that 4. 7 million people are bitten by dogs every year. Yet most dog bites are entirely preventable through training, proper control of dogs, and education. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Society

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Reconstructive Surgeons Caution Against Injuries Caused by Lawnmowers

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247,000 people were treated for lawn mower-related injuries last year and more than 18,000 of them were children under age 19, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports. Lawn mower-related injuries have increased 7 percent since 2008. With the summer mowing season approaching, the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM), American Society of Plastic Surgeons

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