Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Since 1925 the Vanderbilt Department of Surgery has evolved to extend its mission to improve healthcare by focusing on education, patient care, and research. The Department of Plastic Surgery was one of eight surgical specialty divisions within the Department of Surgery at Vanderbilt Hospital. In 1973 John B. Lynch, M.D., Chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery began developing an excellent teaching program, research interest and the creation of the Burn Center, still the only one in our region today.
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(Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery-Global OPEN, 2019-03)Background : Severe trauma often results in the transection of major peripheral nerves. The RANGER Registry is an ongoing observational study on the use and outcomes of processed nerve allografts (PNAs; Avance Nerve Graft, ...
Meta-analysis Comparing Outcomes of Two Different Negative Pressure Therapy Systems in Closed Incision Management (PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY-GLOBAL OPEN, 2019-06)Background: Closed incision negative pressure therapy (ciNPT) is an emerging approach to managing closed incisions of patients at risk of postoperative complications. There are primarily 2 different commercially available ...
Reading Between the Lines: A Plastic Surgeon's Guide to Evaluating the Quality of Evidence in Research Publications (PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY-GLOBAL OPEN, 2019-04-12)An important component of practicing evidence-based medicine (EBM) in plastic surgery is staying current with published research, an increasingly difficult task given the rapid growth of the literature. This article reviews ...