Key Notes on Plastic Surgery by Adrian Richards, Hywel Dafydd

By Adrian Richards, Hywel Dafydd

This is the recent version of the concise yet complete instruction manual that are supposed to be owned via all surgical trainees specialising in cosmetic surgery. Taking a pithy systematic strategy, Key Notes on Plastic Surgery deals the newest advancements in the box in bullet aspect shape and contains key papers for viva voces. it's educated by way of the present FRCS (Plast) curriculum, making it excellent training for the united kingdom go out exam or an identical foreign board exam.


Key features

  • Fully covers the whole scope of plastic surgery
  • Clearly divided into 10 sections with logical subheadings for simple fact-finding
  • Acts as an accessory to the proven longer texts
  • Brand new bankruptcy on ethics and the legislations – a mandatory part of the oral examination
  • Illustrations outlining key surgeries and appropriate anatomy


Fully revised to incorporate all of the newest medical instructions, Key Notes on Plastic Surgery is the ideal swift reference device for trainees in cosmetic surgery and dermatologic surgical procedure who require fast, actual answers.

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3 Draw the lateral limbs of the Z-plasty from the ends of the central limb, to the line drawn in (1). 4 Two patterns will be available, one with a wide angle at the apex of the flaps, the other with a narrow angle. 5 Select the pattern with the narrower angle as these flaps transpose better. General Principles 15 The four-flap plasty • It is, in effect, two interdependent Z-plasties. • Can be designed with different angles. • The two outer flaps become the inner flaps after transposition. • The two inner flaps become the outer flaps after transposition.

May be one factor responsible for decreased inflammation and improved scarring observed in fetal tissue. Factors affecting healing • Systemic ∘ Congenital ∘ Acquired • Local. Systemic factors: congenital Pseudoxanthoma elasticum • Autosomal recessive. • Characterised by increased collagen degradation and mineralisation. • Skin is pebbled and extremely lax. • Most have premature arteriosclerosis in their 30s. Ehlers–Danlos syndrome • Heterogeneous collection of connective tissue disorders. • Most are autosomal dominant.

They maintain bone matrix and contribute to calcium homeostasis. General Principles 33 • Osteoid is the unmineralised, organic component of bone. ∘ Consists of proteins and ground substance made by osteoblasts. ∘ Type I collagen is the main protein; ground substance comprises chondroitin sulphate and osteocalcin. Primary bone healing • This is healing without callus formation. • Occurs if bone ends are directly apposed and fixed with absolute stability. • Fracture haematoma is removed during surgery.

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