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Face the Case

  • Creator:   PRS Global Open
  • Updated:   6/8/2020
  • Contains:  32 items

How will YOU Face the Case?

To engage readers around plastic surgery case reports from around the globe and enact the mission of PRS Global Open, we challenge surgeons and residents to "Face the Case" on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

First, we post video of one of our international Resident Ambassadors presenting the patient and problems from a PRS Global Open case report. They then present two treatment options. Using comments on Instagram and Facebook and polls on Twitter and Instagram Stories, readers vote on how they’d proceed.

Following the vote, we post video of an Associate Editor or other global plasic surgery expert discussing the poll results, how they’d treat the patient, and what the authors ultimately did. Our International hosts and guests help us tap into the global plastic surgery network on social media.

A final video combining the presentation, polling, and analysis links to the paper; a fitting conclusion to this interactive, multi-media campaign utilizing social media to encourage engagement and discussion around plastic surgery case reports, which in helps us meet our mission statement: improving plastic surgery education article-by-article. A collection of these wrap-up videos are paired with their respective case reports in this collection.

#PRSGlobalOpen #FaceTheCase #PlasticSurgery

This new initiative has won several awards:

2018 ASHPE (American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors) GOLD Award for Best Use of Social Media

2019 APEX Award of Excellence for Social Media- Special Purpose


Creator: Macarena Vizcay, MD
Duration: 3:22
Journal: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Global Open
In this #FacetheCase video, PRS Global Open Resident Ambassador Dr. Macarena Vizcay presents a 33-year-old male with a middle third posttraumatic tibial exposure of the right leg. Typically, soft-tissue coverage of the middle and distal third of the leg represents a problem due to the inherent characteristics of the lower limb.

Watch as expert Dr. Federico Flaherty discusses the author’s solution and how he would have addressed the issues presented.

Read the PRS Global Open #FacetheCase article, “Perforator Propeller Flaps for the Coverage of Middle and Distal Leg Soft-tissue Defects” by Mauricio Mendieta, Rodrigo Cabrera, Armando Siu, Roderick Altamirano, Sandra Gutierrez.

Keywords: plastic surgery; #FacetheCase; #PRSGlobalOpen; case report; propeller flap, perforator
Creator: Mohammed Alghoul, MD
Duration: 3:46
Journal: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Global Open
In this #FacetheCase video, PRS Global Open Resident Ambassador Dr. Mohamad Rachadian Ramadan presents a 79-year-old patient was referred for further management of an advanced malignant melanoma. He had history of excision biopsy, and histology revealed incomplete excision of a pT2a malignant melanoma with a Breslow thickness of 1.3 mm, a mitotic rate of 0 mm2, and no ulceration. On admission for surgery, right infraorbital cheek swelling was noted, which was highly suspicious of in-transit metastasis, the planned excision was therefore extended to include the infraorbital area. After wide local excision, the defect included the entire right nasal sidewall, medial two thirds of lower eyelid anterior lamella, and most of the infraorbital cheek including the zygomatic muscles.

Watch as expert Dr. Mohammed Alghoul discusses the author’s solution and how he would have addressed the issues presented.

Read the May 2015 PRS Global Open #FacetheCase article, “Chimeric Upper Eyelid--Supraorbital Flap Reconstruction” by Eyal Mordechai Meir Schechter, Damir Kosutic.

Keywords: plastic surgery; hand; #FacetheCase; #PRSGlobalOpen; case report;
Creator: Samuel Lin, MD
Duration: 2:26
Journal: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Global Open

In this #FacetheCase video, PRS Global Open Resident Ambassador Dr. Mohamad Rachadian Ramadan presents a 69-year-old man who was kangaroo hunting when he accidentally shot himself with a rifle. With an entry wound on the dorsum of the foot was noted, there was gross contamination, poor perfusion of the fourth and fifth toes, and reduced plantar sensation.

Watch as expert Dr. Samuel Lin discusses the author’s solution and how he would have addressed the issues presented.

Read the July 2019 PRS Global Open #FacetheCase article, “Don't Shoot Yourself in the Foot: Reconstruction of a Through-and-Through Gunshot Wound of the Foot” by Georgia Kay Brittany; Kandamany Nanda

Keywords: plastic surgery; hand; #FacetheCase; #PRSGlobalOpen; case report; hand

Non-narcotic Perioperative Pain Management in Prosthetic Breast Reconstruction During an Opioid Crisis: A Systematic Review of Paravertebral Blocks

Tokita, Hanae K.; Polanco, Thais O.; Shamsunder, Meghana G.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open. 7(6):e2299, June 2019.

Creator: Alexandra Conde-Green, MD
Duration: 2:45
Journal: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Global Open
In this #FacetheCase video, PRS Global Open Resident Ambassador Dr. Or Friedman presents a 45-year-old female patient is referred to you before undergoing right mastectomy and no planed radiation therapy. She is healthy, does not smoke and her BMI is 30. Her breasts are a Full C cup and slightly ptotic. Her main concerns are the pain associated with breast reconstruction and the possible risk of opioid addiction after the surgery. Expert Dr. Alexandra Conde-Green discusses the author’s solution and how she would have addressed the issues presented.

Read the June 2019 PRS Global Open #FacetheCase article, “Non-narcotic Perioperative Pain Management in Prosthetic Breast Reconstruction During an Opioid Crisis: A Systematic Review of Paravertebral Blocks” by Tokita, Hanae K.; Polanco, Thais O.; Shamsunder, Meghana G.; Dabic, Stefan; Patel, Vaidehi G.; Allen, Robert J Jr; Dayan, Joseph H.; Mehrara, Babak J.; Matros, Evan ; Nelson, Jonas A.

Keywords: plastic surgery; breast; #FacetheCase; #PRSGlobalOpen;
Creator: Fouad Ghareeb, MD
Duration: 1:46
Journal: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Global Open
In this #FacetheCase video, PRS Global Open Resident Ambassador Dr. Anna Steve presents a case of a 17-year-old male with a complete nose and upper lip amputation. The young man was ejected through the windshield in a motor vehicle accident. He presented to the emergency room 2 hours after sustaining an amputation of his nose and upper lip, both were wrapped in gauze and placed on ice at the scene of the accident. How would you Face the Case?

Expert Dr. Fouad Ghareeb discusses the author’s solution and how he would have addressed the issues presented.

Read the October 2018 PRS Global Open #FacetheCase article, “Total Nose and Upper Lip Replantation: A Case Report and Literature Review” by Elzinga K, Medina A, Guilfoyle R.

Keywords: plastic surgery; #FacetheCase; #PRSGlobalOpen; case report; nasal replantation, nose amputation
Creator: Sydney Coleman, MD
Duration: 2:12
Journal: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Global Open

In this #FacetheCase video, PRS Global Open Resident Ambassador Dr. Or Friedman presents a female patient seeking facial rejuvenation. She asks about surgical vs non-surgical options, has facial volume displacement and deep labial nasal and marionette grooves. She wants a natural result and not an artificial result. Expert Dr. Sydney Coleman discusses the author’s solution and how he would have addressed the issues presented.

Read the August 2019 PRS Global Open #FacetheCase article, “Injectable Tissue Replacement and Regeneration: Anatomic Fat Grafting to Restore Decayed Facial Tissues” by Cohen S, Womack H.

Keywords: plastic surgery; #FacetheCase; #PRSGlobalOpen; case report; aging, facial rejuvenation, cosmetic

Creator: Katarina Andjelkov, MD
Duration: 2:21
Journal: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Global Open
In this #FacetheCase video, PRS Global Open Resident Ambassador Dr. Kate Boehm presents a case of progressively worsening renal failure six years following gluteal augmentation with black market silicone. Investigations in conjunction with her nephrologist concluded that the renal failure was a result of granuloma formation from the silicone. Expert Dr. Katarina Andjelkov discusses the author’s solution and how she would have addressed the issues presented.

Read the November 2017 PRS Global Open #FacetheCase article, “Gluteal Black Market Silicone–induced Renal Failure: A Case Report and Literature Review” by Matson AD, Faibisoff B.

Keywords: plastic surgery; #FacetheCase; #PRSGlobalOpen; case report; black market silicone, gluteal augmentation
Creator: Maurico Mendieta, MD
Duration: 2:03
Journal: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Global Open
In this #FacetheCase video, PRS Global Open Resident Ambassador Dr. Anna Steve presents a 37-year-old female patient underwent bilateral autologous breast reconstruction with deep inferior epigastric artery perforator flaps. On post-operative day number 4 she developed a fever and erythema along her abdominal incision and native breast skin bilaterally. Expert Dr. Mauricio Mendieta discusses the author’s solution and how he would have addressed the issues presented.

Read the April 2017 PRS Global Open #FacetheCase article, “Pyoderma Gangrenosum after Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator Breast Reconstruction: Systematic Review and Case Report” by Zelones JT, Nigriny JF. .

Keywords: plastic surgery; #FacetheCase; #PRSGlobalOpen; case report; breast
Creator: Fernando Molina, MD
Duration: 1:25
Journal: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Global Open
In this #FacetheCase video, PRS Global Open Resident Ambassador Dr. Kate Boehm presents a 6-year-old boy presents with a 3-day history of fever, right facial erythema and swelling, trismus and tenderness along the right preauricular and temporal areas. CT imaging reveals an intra-articular abscess of the right TMJ with adjacent temporalis myositis and cellulitis.

Watch as expert Dr. Fernando Molina discusses the author’s solution and how he would have addressed the issues presented.

Read the January 2018 PRS Global Open #FacetheCase article, “Temporomandibular Joint Septic Arthritis” by Gianfranco Frojo et al.

Keywords: plastic surgery; hand; #FacetheCase; #PRSGlobalOpen; case report; hand
Creator: Anu Bajaj, MD
Duration: 1:16
Journal: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Global Open
In this #FacetheCase video, PRS Global Open Resident Ambassador Dr. Or Friedman presents a patient who wants to go with autologous breast reconstruction, but a single perforator flap does not provide enough volume

Watch as expert Dr. Anu Bajaj discusses the author’s solution and how she would have addressed the issues presented.

Read the March 2018 PRS Global Open #FacetheCase article, “Creation of a Central Under Flap Pocket Allows Secondary Implant Augmentation of Perforator Flap Breast Reconstruction” by Craig Blum et al.

Keywords: plastic surgery; hand; #FacetheCase; #PRSGlobalOpen; case report; breast reconstruction.
Creator: Sabrina Gonima, MD
Duration: 1:39
Journal: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Global Open

In this #FacetheCase video, PRS Global Open Resident Ambassador Dr. Anna Steve presents a 12-year-old boy suffered a traumatic major amputation of his dominant arm when his sleeve was caught by a heavy machine in his family farm. He suffers from a non-displaced ipsilateral fracture of the scapula, separated shoulder and severe loss of soft tissue in the amputation site.

Expert Dr. Sabrina Gonima discusses the author’s solution and how she would have addressed the issues presented.

Read the July 2018 PRS Global Open #FacetheCase article, “Pediatric Upper Extremity Replantation: Courage in the Face of a Life-altering Injury” by Sivak W, Schusterman MA, Grunwaldt LJ.

Keywords: plastic surgery; hand; #FacetheCase; #PRSGlobalOpen; case report; amputation

Creator: Kate Boehm, MD
Duration: 1:49
Journal: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Global Open
In this #FacetheCase video, PRS Global Open Resident Ambassador Dr. Kate Boehm presents a 60-year-old male patient who had a 1-year history of irritation in the left eye. Examination revealed suspected cancerous changes in the tarsal conjunctiva of the upper eyelid. An excision biopsy showed squamous cell carcinoma in situ.

Expert Dr. William Chen discusses the author’s solution and how he would have addressed the issues presented.

Read the PRS Global Open #FacetheCase article, “Large Eyelid Defect Repair Using a Free Full-Thickness Eyelid Graft” by Khashayar Memarzadeh MD; Karl Engelsberg MD PhD; Rafi Sheikh MD; Malin Malmsjö MD

Keywords: plastic surgery; #FacetheCase; #PRSGlobalOpen; case report; eyelid; eyelid reconstruction
Creator: Kate Boehm, MD
Duration: 2:48
Journal: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Global Open

In this #FacetheCase video, PRS Global Open Resident Ambassador Dr. Kate Boehm presents a 44-year-old female who had 4 failed breast reconstruction procedures, including latissimus and DIEP flaps, following mastectomy and radiation for ductal carcinoma.

Expert Dr. Olivier Branford discusses the author’s solution and how he would have addressed the issues presented.

Read the PRS Global Open #FacetheCase article, “Fat Grafting to the Breast, a Simple Procedure for a Very Complex Reconstruction” by Francisco Claro Jr, Fernando Linhares Pereira and Aarão M. Pinto-Neto

Keywords: plastic surgery; #FacetheCase; #PRSGlobalOpen; case report; breast reconstruction, implants, fat grafting

Creator: Andres Mascaro, MD
Duration: 2:31
Journal: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Global Open
In this #FacetheCase video, PRS Global Open Resident Ambassador Dr. Kate Boehm presents a 36-year-old male patient presented with a total avulsion of the right hand with multiple fracture levels at the level of trans-carpal, distal radius extra-articulation fracture after his hand was crushed in an accident. Expert Dr. Andres Mascaro discusses the author’s solution and how he would have addressed the issues presented.

Read the January 2018 PRS Global Open #FacetheCase article, “Successful Hand Replantation in a Case of Total Avulsion without Vein Graft” by Sulaiman SAlkhodair A, Sulaiman S; Sulaiman L; Elkafafy A.

Keywords: plastic surgery; hand; #FacetheCase; #PRSGlobalOpen; case report; transplantation
Creator: Cristina Camargo, MD
Duration: 3:12
Journal: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Global Open

In this #FacetheCase video, PRS Global Open Resident Ambassador Dr. Or Friedman presents a case using multiple pulses of high-dose hyaluronidase. A 50-year-old woman was injected in a private clinic in Singapore for multiple areas on both right and left sides of the face. Expert Dr. Cristina Camargo discusses the author’s solution and how he would have addressed the issues presented.

Read the February 2018 PRS Global Open #FacetheCase article, "Successfully Managing Impending Skin Necrosis following Hyaluronic Acid Filler Injection, using High-Dose Pulsed Hyaluronidase" by Kapoor K, Phua V, Kwok Thye D et al.

Keywords: plastic surgery; hand; #FacetheCase; #PRSGlobalOpen; case report; transplantation

Creator: JP Hong, MD
Duration: 3:20
Journal: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Global Open

In this #FacetheCase video, PRS Global Open Resident Ambassador Dr. Or Friedman presents a case of a 27-year-old male bilateral upper limb amputee. Both hands were amputated at the age of 16 at the distal quarter of the forearms following a “homemade” bomb explosion. Expert Dr. JP Hong discusses the author’s solution and how he would have addressed the issues presented.

Read the September 2016 PRS Global Open #FacetheCase article, “Hand allograft saved by a ultrathin groin flap” by Mojallal, Saint-Cyr, Chateau et al.

Keywords: plastic surgery; hand; #FacetheCase; #PRSGlobalOpen; case report; transplantation

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