BAPRAS announcement on breast implant safety
In collaboration with the MHRA, ABS and BAAPS, BAPRAS has recently announced a joint Association perspective on Breast Implant safety.
In response to ongoing concerns about Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), current advice from MHRA and all regulators world-wide is that those patients who have breast implants do not need to have them removed as the risks associated with surgery to remove implants and capsules outweigh the risks of potential disease. Should any of my patients who have undergone cosmetic breast augmentationin the past have concerns and/or develop breast symptoms such as swelling, lumps or pain, please feel free to contact my secretary and arrange free follow up review.
BAPRAS statement can be accessed here http://www.bapras.org.uk/
Joint replacement surgery for thumb arthritis – practice modifications
Our department recently commenced a prospective audit on use of two component carpo-metacarpal prosthesis, in management of thumb basal joint arthrosis. Thumb osteoarthritis is a common condition and many patients are in need of surgical input in order to alleviate disability. Immediate and 6 months post surgery results presented below, are encouraging, but monitoring continues.
New modified rehabilitation regime for internally fixed metacarpal fractures
Metacarpal fractures account for 40% of all hand injuries and up to 44% of all hand fractures. While we are still collecting and processed data, preliminary results are suggesting that splint is neither needed, nor beneficial for patients who have undergone uncomplicated, rigid, internal fixation of metacarpal fractures.
Ten year study on use of special implants for thumb arthritis published in JHS
In my practice, interposition arthroplasty using pyrocarbon implants still represents a useful and reliable treatment option in the surgical treatment of early thumb basal joint arthritis.
Advances in Hand Surgery 2021
I was delighted to participate in Advances in Hand Surgery Course which connected virtually so many surgeons, trainees and therapists over the last 3 days.
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Miss Sonja Cerovac
Ashtead, Surrey KT21 2SB