Plastic Surgery

We report an unusual case of partial thickness contact burns to a neonate after he accidentally urinated on an electrical lamp causing the bulb to explode. We recommend that lamps should be covered and located away from children. Providing parental education on burn injury prevention and improving clinician awareness is vital.
(Vol 12 p 14-16, Paediatrics, Plastic surgery, Primary care: 17 April 2012)
Plantar fibromatosis is a complex problem encountered by many surgeons in different specialties. Understanding the complexity of this debilitating disease and awareness of the concept of the reconstructive toolbox is crucial in achieving best surgical outcome. We present a case where an instep defect following an excision of recurrent plantar fibromatosis was...
(Vol 11 p 28-33, Orthopaedics; Plastic Surgery: 6 April 2011)
Rhabdomyolysis is considered a relative contra-indication to free tissue transfer because of the formation of free radicals that cause endothelial damage to the microcirculation. We describe the case of a young man who required free tissue transfer coverage of a large open fracture of his right tibia and fibula. This was performed successfully in the presence of...
(Vol 10 p 34-37, Orthopaedic surgery; Plastic surgery: 27 June 2010)


Frank Cross
Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon
The London Clinic, UK


Neil Barnes
Consultant Physician
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK
Ali Jawad
Professor of Rheumatology
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK

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