A useful dressing for ear surgery

A useful dressing for ear surgery Eur J Plast Surg (2008) 31:91–92 DOI 10.1007/s00238-008-0231-5 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Gustavo Miralles & Pilar Rodríguez-Urcelay Received: 9 July 2007 /Accepted: 20 February 2008 / Published online: 12 April 2008 Springer-Verlag 2008 Sir, concept should be applicable to eyelid grafting, although its Plastic surgery of the auricle demands, on occasions, skin surface is less convoluted than ears. grafting of some of the reconstructed areas. Proper pressure Our experience in the pediatric plastic surgery unit working dressing of the surgically constructed ear, in an attempt to with cleft palate patients brought out the opportunity of diminish the shear stress of the grafts over the flaps or the finding a product that could satisfy these needs. AQUASIL™ cartilage framework, becomes mandatory when facing such a Soft Putty (Dentsply International, PA, USA) is a silicone surgical procedure. Loss of grafts, partial or total, might impression material used by orthodontists and dentists. It is develop into serious complication, require additional surger- currently available at the Cleft Unit at Hospital Universitario ies, and cause significant stress for the patient and the family. Niño Jesús. By using this easy-to-handle, nonadherent, and This problem has to be addressed more accurately when adaptable silicone, we have http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

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