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Best Paper Award Winners 2018

  • Creator:   PRS Journal
  • Updated:   8/22/2019
  • Contains:  17 items

Editor-in-Chief, Rod J. Rohrich, MD announces the 2018 awards for the Best Papers in "Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery."

Awards will be presented to all winners at Plastic Surgery- The Meeting 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.

The Editorial and Publishing staff scoured data for all manuscripts published in 2017 to determine the number of full text article views, number of PDF views, number of times sent by email and the number of times the article was added to a personal collection on The data was further calculated to represent the average number of times per month those activities occurred. This average data was combined to create a score for each manuscript, placing them on equal footing, independent of publication month. The articles were sorted by score, and selected based on pre-existing categories.

Emerging Author paper- First author and others on a paper who have been authors on fewer than five PRS papers. Only Original articles, experimental, and special topics are considered. Best Special Topic Paper category includes special topic articles in any sub-section of the journal, including "Plastic Surgery Focus."

Authors were not allowed to win twice, even for different papers or different awards. The Editor-in-Chief, Co-Editor, Editorial Board Members, and the ASPS Executive Committee were ineligible.

Facial Assessment and Injection Guide for Botulinum Toxin and Injectable Hyaluronic Acid Fillers: Focus on the Lower Face

de Maio, Maurício; Wu, Woffles T. L.; Goodman, Greg J.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 140(3):393e-404e, September 2017.

Best Cosmetic Medicine Paper

A Temporoparietal Fascia Pocket Method in Elevation of Reconstructed Auricle for Microtia

Kurabayashi, Takashi; Asato, Hirotaka; Suzuki, Yasutoshi; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 139(4):935-945, April 2017.

Best Pediatric/Craniofacial Paper

Simplifying the Forehead Flap for Nasal Reconstruction: A Review of 420 Consecutive Cases

Sanniec, Kyle; Malafa, Menyoli; Thornton, James F.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 140(2):371-380, August 2017.

Best Head & Neck Reconstruction Paper

Sural Nerve Splitting in Reverse Sural Artery Perforator Flap: Anatomical Study in 40 Cadaver Legs

Kim, Hyeonwoo; Hu, Julong; Chang, Hak; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 140(5):1024-1032, November 2017.

Best Lower Extremity Reconstruction Paper

Creator: Jeffrey Marcus
Duration: 5:19
Journal: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Cleft lip repair markings. From “Principalities of Cleft Lip Repair: Conventions, Commonalities, and Controversies.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: March 2017 – 139(3). CME. Keywords: Craniofacial; Pediatric; Cleft lip; Repair; Markings; Planning;