AUTHOR’S REPLY B. Beal systems available worldwide. In his paper, the author Craniofacial Institute states that he has used this device in over 300 cases, how- Fisher center ± Third Floor ever he does not mention whether other surgeons have 16001 West Nine Mile Road, used this system and so the ease of use and reliability is Southfield, MI 48075, USA still debatable. The injector was devised initially to inject large volumes The device has been in constant use since 1990, not of mainly vasopressor solutions under the burn eschars only by all ten plastic surgeons working at this depart- prior to excision. The solution was injected in the subder- ment, but also by many surgical residents who needed, mal plane over extensive areas up to 20% of the body sur- on average, less than a two minute explanation on its use. face area. Thus, we required a very dependable and easy to use device with sufficient pressure to inject the vaso- pressor solution at a high speed via the needles. Later T. Janežic Ï its use was extended to other surgical procedures where Department of Plastic Surgery and Burns, Clinicol Centre Ljubljana, injection cannulae could also be used. Zalos Îka 7, 1525 Ljubljana, Slovenia European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals


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