Thursday, 7 August 2014

Breast reconstruction with tissue expanders

Breast reconstruction with tissue expanders: Implementation of a standardized best practices protocol to reduce infection rates. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery July 2014, Vol. 134(1), p.11-18.

Khansa, I., et al.

Periprosthetic infection remains a frustrating and costly complication of breast reconstruction with tissue expanders. Although some specific steps have been previously shown to reduce periprosthetic infections, no comprehensive protocol addressing all aspects of preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative patient management has been evaluated in the literature. The authors’ goal was to evaluate the effectiveness of their protocol at reducing periprosthetic infections.