The new Surgery Spotlight featuring Bilateral Syndactyly Reconstruction is now available to view on PSEN. In this video, Kevin Chung, MD performs a release on a two-year-old child born with complex bilateral syndactyly between the long and middle finger. It is a complex syndactyly because it involves the bony components of the distal phalanx being stuck together. In this video, Dr. Chung demonstrates the proper marking technique for planning the surgery, as well as how to utilize z-plasty to create the appropriate flap design. He discusses the most appropriate skin graft donor site and why the most important element of the surgery is the long dorsal skin flap to resurface the web space. He also describes a refinement on the closure technique that he has previously documented in textbooks. The video is now streaming for free on PSEN, or can be purchased as part of an online course to receive CME credit.
Past Surgery Spotlight programs remain freely available to view on PSEN. Hard copies of these programs can also be purchased from the PSEN DVD Library. Surgery Spotlight is a video-based product line produced by the Plastic Surgery Education Network (PSEN).