Explore some of the latest news from Johns Hopkins publications about the conditions we treat and our work in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
- Innovations in Postmastectomy Breast Reconstruction and Pain Management (03/2108)
The thinking behind placement of tissue expanders for postmastectomy breast reconstruction has come full circle, says Gedge Rosson, director of breast reconstruction.
- Restoring Wholeness Through Reconstructive Surgery (02/2016)
- 7 Things You Might Not Know About Delayed Breast Reconstruction (10/2015)
- Proving the Effectiveness of Pioneering Breast Reconstruction Techniques (12/2014)
Gedge Rosson, M.D. is pioneering an advanced nipple-sparing surgical technique for breast reconstruction that can improve quality of life and, potentially, sensation. Learn more.
- It’s Not Too Late (04/2012)
Nearly 70 percent of breast cancer patients in the U.S. did not know their breast reconstruction options at the time of mastectomy. It’s not too late to change your life.
Hand Injuries and Conditions
- Easing Raynaud’s in Scleroderma Patients (03/2018)
Some research has suggested that injections of botulinum toxin type A (Btx-A) may be helpful for patients with RP.
- Do You Have a Bum Thumb? (07/2014)
You don't have to live with thumb pain caused by osteoarthritis. Learn more.
- Straightening Out a Common Hand Concern (01/2014)
Learn about treatment options for Dupuytren's contracture
- Uncomfortably Numb (01/2012)
Up to 6 percent of Americans suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome. Learn more about the condition and treatment options.
- In Good Hands (03/2010)
Maryland superintendent Nancy Glasmick overcame debilitating arthritis with the help of hand surgeon Scott Lifchez.
- Plastic Surgery for Lymphedema: Tiffany’s Story
- Lymphedema: What Are Your Surgical Options? (06/2018)
- Improving Surgical Management of Lymphedema (02/2016)
- Take Comfort (10/2014)
- Johns Hopkins Performs First Total Penis and Scrotum Transplant in the World
A team of nine plastic surgeons and two urological surgeons was involved in the 14-hour surgery on March 26.
- Exploring the Vanguard of Transplantation: Hand, Face and Urogenital
In a span of just five years, the department has protocols approved and in place for hand, face and penile transplants—an indication of just how quickly its transplant portfolio has grown, and how the entire field has evolved.
- Q&A: Penile Transplantation
Johns Hopkins experts Richard Redett and Carisa Cooney discuss their attempt at the first penis transplant in the U.S.
- Collaboration Creates Composite to Fill Surgical Cavities (09/2015)
Learn how reconstructive surgeons and a materials engineer partnered in development a material aimed at reconstructing new soft tissue for patients after breast cancer removal.
- New Computer-Based Technology May Improve Facial Transplantation (07/2015)
The CAPE system is the first of its kind and may help improve the form, appearance and function of facial transplantation.
- Arms for Brendan (12/2012)
Meet the soldier who was the recipient of Johns Hopkins Hospitals’ first bilateral arm transplant.
- Johns Hopkins Establishing Protocol To Perform Facial Transplantation (03/2012)
The facial transplant team is awaiting IRB approval of their protocol to perform the complicated procedure
Head and Neck
- Tiny Biological Package Gets Drug Right to the ‘Heart’ of Transplant Rejection
- A New Center for Children with Complex Cranial Conditions
In diagnosing and treating cranial anomalies, pediatric subspecialists like Jackson and Redett rely on the latest technology at the Pediatric Cranial Reconstruction Center (PCRC)
- Meet the Residents: Why I Chose Johns Hopkins
- Diversity Is a Bedrock of the Johns Hopkins Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Customizing Residencies Based on Competency
- The Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures (03/2018)
- Johns Hopkins Focused on Finding Medical Breakthroughs (03/2018)
- Body Contouring After Weight Loss: What You Need to Know (03/2016)
- Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Looking Back on the Last Five Years (02/2016)
- The Evolution and Expansion of Our Residency Program (02/2016)
- One Resident’s Experience (02/2016)
Joey Lopez shares his perspective on the Integrated Residency Program.
- Debunking the Myth around Breastfeeding after Breast Surgery (09/2015)
- Think you can’t breastfeed after implants? Think again (10/2015)