Algorithms in plastic surgery—expansive or restrictive?

Algorithms in plastic surgery—expansive or restrictive? Eur J Plast Surg (2014) 37:515–516 DOI 10.1007/s00238-014-0973-1 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Shehab Jabir Received: 28 April 2014 /Accepted: 24 May 2014 /Published online: 7 June 2014 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014 Sir, The utility of an algorithm or its lack thereof is dependent Plastic surgery has always been a speciality which has thrived upon the algorithm itself and the extent of “prescriptive” on innovations in reconstruction following the application of terminology/dimensions employed within it by its inceptors. independent thinking by the reconstructive surgeon. A defect The more prescriptive the suggestions within an algorithm, the may be reconstructed via selection, from an armamentarium, greater the curtailment in reconstructive freedom therein. Algorithms that focus on providing general principles of of one of a wide variety of available methods, or the surgeon may in fact develop his own unique method to reconstruct the reconstruction of tissue deficits sustained in various ways particular defect in question. This method of reconstruction (for example, cancer extirpation or traumatic tissue loss) in may be a completely new technique, dependent on the skill different anatomical locations appear to provide more freedom and mastery of the surgeon involved, which had not been in terms of the choice of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Algorithms in plastic surgery—expansive or restrictive?

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer_journal/algorithms-in-plastic-surgery-expansive-or-restrictive-WXHZzfFkAX
Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright
Copyright © 2014 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-014-0973-1
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Eur J Plast Surg (2014) 37:515–516 DOI 10.1007/s00238-014-0973-1 LETTER TO THE EDITOR Shehab Jabir Received: 28 April 2014 /Accepted: 24 May 2014 /Published online: 7 June 2014 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014 Sir, The utility of an algorithm or its lack thereof is dependent Plastic surgery has always been a speciality which has thrived upon the algorithm itself and the extent of “prescriptive” on innovations in reconstruction following the application of terminology/dimensions employed within it by its inceptors. independent thinking by the reconstructive surgeon. A defect The more prescriptive the suggestions within an algorithm, the may be reconstructed via selection, from an armamentarium, greater the curtailment in reconstructive freedom therein. Algorithms that focus on providing general principles of of one of a wide variety of available methods, or the surgeon may in fact develop his own unique method to reconstruct the reconstruction of tissue deficits sustained in various ways particular defect in question. This method of reconstruction (for example, cancer extirpation or traumatic tissue loss) in may be a completely new technique, dependent on the skill different anatomical locations appear to provide more freedom and mastery of the surgeon involved, which had not been in terms of the choice of

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Sep 1, 2014

References

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve Freelancer

DeepDyve Pro

Price
FREE
$49/month

$360/year
Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed
Create lists to
organize your research
Export lists, citations
Read DeepDyve articles
Abstract access only
Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles
Print
20 pages/month
PDF Discount
20% off