Journal Logo

April 2021 Journal Club: Quadratus Lumborum Block; Perceptions of Breast Implants; Avoiding Early Recon Failure

  • Updated:   3/30/2021
  • Contains:  16 items
This collection contains articles selected by the Resident Ambassadors to the Editorial Board for the April 2021 PRS Journal Club. Each article from the current issue has been selected for further discussions in Journal Clubs around the country, on Facebook, and in the PRS Journal Club Podcasts and will be marked with a “Journal Club” icon.

Click the PRS Journal Club Crest to Review Journal Club Archive

Monthly #PRSJournalClub Q&A held on

Subscribe to the Award-winning #PRSJournalClub Podcast on Apple Podcasts, or Spotify.

Apple Podcasts


Creator: Rod J. Rohrich, MD
Duration: 2:29

Most women with breast implants are satisfied with their results and their plastic surgeons. Recently, however, two high-profile issues have prompted increased concern: breast-implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) and breast implant illness.

In this video, Rod J. Rohrich, MD (Editor-in-Chief of "Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery") discusses a new paper which studies these concerns proposes a new strategy to help restore the trust of women with breast implants in the patient-physician relationship.

Read the January 2021 PRS #PlasticSurgery article, "You Helped Create This, Help Me Now: A Qualitative Analysis of Patients’ Concerns about Breast Implants and a Proposed Strategy for Moving Forward" by Steve, Temple-Oberle, Yeung, et al. Find it on

For consumer information on plastic surgery, and to find a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area visit

Keywords: plastic surgery; #PRSHotTopic; breast implants; ALCL; breast implant illness; T-cell lymphoma; breast surgery; patient safety; trust; plastic surgeons; ALCL advocacy;

Play Video |

Comparison of Different Acellular Dermal Matrices in Breast Reconstruction: The 50/50 Study

Pittman, Troy A.; Fan, Kenneth L.; Knapp, Andrew; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 139(3):521-528, March 2017.

Classic Pairing

Evaluation of Acellular Dermal Matrix Efficacy in Prosthesis-Based Breast Reconstruction

Sobti, Nikhil; Ji, Emily; Brown, Rebecca L.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 141(3):541-549, March 2018.

Classic Pairing

Subscriber Access Only
Creator: Amy Colwell
Duration: 2:56
This video details subpectoral (partial muscle coverage) tissue expander reconstruction. From "Recent Advances in Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction." February 2020 – 145 (2). CME.
Play Video |
Creator: PRS Journal
Duration: 48:26
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery April 2021, Volume 147, Issue 4;

In this episode of the Award-winning PRS Journal Club Podcast, 2021 Resident Ambassadors to the PRS Editorial Board – Saïd Azoury, Lindsay Janes, and Ara Salibian- and special guest Gregory Evans, MD, discuss the following articles from the April 2021 issue:
“Ultrasound-Guided Quadratus Lumborum Block for Postoperative Pain in Abdominoplasty:
A Randomized Controlled Study” by Meouchy, Awaida, Jabbour, et al.

“A National Survey to Assess the Population’s Perception of Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma and Breast Implant Illness” by Azzi, Almadani, and Davison.

“Explantation in Tissue Expander and Direct-to-Implant Reconstruction with Acellular Dermal Matrix: How to Avoid Early Reconstructive Failures” by Cohen, Bogue, Jin, and Disa.

Special Guest Gregory Evans, MD, is a Professor of Plastic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering and the Founding Chair of the Department of Plastic Surgery at the University of California Irvine.

READ the articles discussed in this podcast as well as free related content from the archives: