• Effect of Preoperative Radiation on Free Flap Outcomes for Head and Neck Reconstruction: An Updated Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

    6 monthes ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    There is ongoing debate about whether neoadjuvant radiation therapy is associated with higher rates of postoperative complications after head and neck reconstruction. Herle et al. conducted a systematic review in 2014 of 24 studies, finding higher complication rates in irradiated fields. We sought to perform an exhaustive updated systematic review and meta-analysis.
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  • The Never-Ending Battle between Proximal Row Carpectomy and Four Corner Arthrodesis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis for the Final Verdict

    6 monthes ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    While scaphoid excision combined with Four Corner Arthrodesis or ProximalRow Carpectomy are commonly-used salvage procedures to treat type two and three Scapholunate Advanced Collapse and Scaphoid Nonunion -induced degenerative arthritis, controversy persists over which treatment provides superior outcomes. We searched for articles comparing range of motion, grip strength, complications requiring reoperation, conversion to wrist arthrodesis, pain, and disability of shoulder and arm scores between FCA and PRC-treated patients.
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