New surgical videos feature hand and reconstructive procedures

CHECK OUT THE NEW procedure videos posted on PSEN in January:

Type 1 and Type 2 Duplicated Thumb Reconstruction 

In these congenital hand reconstructions, Dr. Kevin Chung performs thumb reconstructions on patients with two types of duplicated thumbs. Watch as he assesses which thumb to remove to preserve the best function of the ligaments of the thumb.

 

Management of Chronic Calf Wound

In this video, Dr. Paul Cederna treats a chronic calf wound in a 61-year-old patient with many health issues not limited to morbid obesity, diabetes and lymphedema. The calf wound had been managed by her primary care provider for many years with a variety of treatments. After three years of treatment, she presents to plastic surgery with a non-healing wound extending to the muscular fascia. Watch as Dr. Cederna completes debridement of wound and discusses the various stages of management of chronic wounds.

 

Treatment of Bilateral Pressure Sore

In this video, Dr. Paul Cederna performs treatment of a contralateral pressure sore in a parapalegic patient who has received previous reconstruction of a left-sided bilateral pressure sore. Dr. Cederna has previously performed an aggressive debridement of the contralateral wound with a six-week course of antibiotics. Watch as he performs a second aggressive debridement of bone to assess residual infection of the bone and determine further treatment of the pressure sore.

Just launched – Surgery Spotlight: Bilateral Syndactyly Reconstruction

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 LibrarySurgery Spotlight is a video-based product line produced by the Plastic Surgery Education Network (PSEN).

PSEN captures AAHS ASPN ASRM Annual Meetings

Last month, PSEN was a part of the annual meetings of our founding partners, the American Association for Hand Surgery, American Society for Peripheral Nerve and American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery on January 9-15, 2013 in Naples, Florida. In addition to providing demos of the website in the meeting exhibit hall, PSEN’s video news crew interviewed a number of attendees about the scientific highlights of the clinical programs, as seen in the video above. PSEN also recorded over 30 hours of panels and lecture presentations from the meetings. A selection is now available to view in the PSEN presentations area. More lecture recordings from the meetings will be posted over the next couple of weeks. Some of the presentation topics include:

  • Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
  • Atypical Microsurgical Indications
  • Refinements in Toe Transfer
  • DRUJ Instability
  • Graded Motor Imagery (GMI)

Members of AAHS, ASPN or ASRM have free access to PSEN through their society membership. Your username is always your email address — if you don’t know or remember your password, just click the forgot my password link on the PSEN Login page or contact PSEN at onlineeducation@plasticsurgery.org.

New Surgery Spotlight focuses on neurolysis

A. Lee Dellon, MD, PhD, performs multiple lower extremity neurolysis on a Caucasian female patient who exhibits both nerve compression and neuropathy in the lower extremity.The exclusive HD video can be streamed for free once you are logged in to PSEN, or can be purchased as part of an online course to earn CME credit.

A. Lee Dellon, MD, PhD has received the Certificate of Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery and is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery. His research interests focus on neural regeneration for which he has won 15 national research awards. Dr. Dellon is a founding member and past president of the American Society for Peripheral Nerve. In addition to serving as a professor at multiple universities, he is the Director of the Dellon Institutes for Peripheral Nerve Surgery, with Institutes around the globe.

Past Surgery Spotlight programs remain freely available to view on PSEN. Hard copies of these programs can also be purchased from the PSEN DVD LibrarySurgery Spotlight is a video-based product line produced by the Plastic Surgery Education Network (PSEN).

2012 AAHS ASPN ASRM Annual Meetings


The Plastic Surgery Education Network (PSEN) headed to the red rocks for the 2012 Annual Meetings of the American Association of Hand Surgeons, American Society of Peripheral Nerve and the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery. In addition to demoing PSEN in the exhibit hall, the team recorded many lectures and panels. The meeting was held January 11-16, 2011 at the Red Rock Resort and Spa in Las Vegas. Watch the PSEN video news coverage, including interviews with attendees by clicking the player above.

The first set of presentations recorded in Vegas are now available in the Presentations section of the website. Be on the lookout for more presentations in the coming weeks.

What was your favorite presentation from the annual meetings in Las Vegas?