Postbariatric Surgery

Nasolabial Fold Surgery

Given the epidemic of obesity that has af icted Americans, gastric bypass surgery its multiple variations known collectively as bariatric surgery has become increasingly popular. More than 103,000 bariatric surgical procedures were performed in 2003.75 Between 15 and 20 of patients undergoing bariatric surgery eventually seek plastic surgery once their weight has stabilized. A patient's weight must usually be stable for 1 year before plastic surgery is considered to correct skin excess....

Partial Joint Denervation

Masseter Muscle Rigidity

Partial joint denervation is the concept of preserving joint function and relieving joint pain by interrupting the neural pathway that transmits the pain message from the joint to the brain. Traditional approaches to treating joint pain rely on musculoskeletal approaches to the joint itself and often require joint fusion or total replace ment arthroplasty. The concept of partial joint denervation offers the patient an outpatient, ambulatory operative approach that is join sparing and...

Tennis Elbow Including Radial Tunnel Syndrome

Thyroid Side Lamp Endoscopy

The cause of chronic pain in the lateral elbow, somewhat misleadingly termed tennis elbow, is still unknown, which may be why a variety of surgical procedures have been described to treat it, including denervation,18 extensor tendon release,15 and decompression of the posterior interosseus nerve (PIN).16 Surgery, in our opinion, is indicated if repeated attempts of nonoperative treatment have failed. Only in about 10 of our patients, where symptoms and physical signs suggest an isolated...