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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Publications
Explore some of the latest news about the conditions we treat.
Hand Injuries and Conditions
- Easing Raynaud’s in Scleroderma Patients - March 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? - July 2014
You don't have to live with thumb pain caused by osteoarthritis. Learn more.
- Straightening Out a Common Hand Concern - January 2014
Learn about treatment options for Dupuytren's contracture
- Uncomfortably Numb - January 2012
Up to 6 percent of Americans suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome. Learn more about the condition and treatment options.
- In Good Hands - March 2010
Maryland superintendent Nancy Glasmick overcame debilitating arthritis with the help of hand surgeon Scott Lifchez.
- Innovations in Postmastectomy Breast Reconstruction and Pain Management - March 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 - February 2016
- 7 Things You Might Not Know About Delayed Breast Reconstruction - October 2015
- Proving the Effectiveness of Pioneering Breast Reconstruction Techniques - December 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 April 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.
- Lymphedema: What Are Your Surgical Options? - June 2018
- Improving Surgical Management of Lymphedema - February 2016
- Take Comfort - October 2014
Johns Hopkins Performs First Total Penis and Scrotum Transplant in the WorldJohns 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 - September 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 - July 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 December 2012
Meet the soldier who was the recipient of Johns Hopkins Hospitals’ first bilateral arm transplant.
- Johns Hopkins Establishing Protocol To Perform Facial Transplantation - March 2012
The facial transplant team is awaiting IRB approval of their protocol to perform the complicated procedure
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)
- Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Looking Back on the Last Five Years - February 2016
- The Evolution and Expansion of Our Residency Program - February 2016
- One Resident’s Experience - February 2016
Joey Lopez shares his perspective on the Integrated Residency Program.
- Debunking the Myth around Breastfeeding after Breast Surgery - September 2015
- Think you can’t breastfeed after implants? Think again - October 2015