Using elastic stockinette as a head ring

Using elastic stockinette as a head ring Eur J Plast Surg (2008) 30:251 DOI 10.1007/s00238-007-0179-x LETTER TO THE EDITOR Tom Reisler & Court Cutting Received: 14 August 2007 /Accepted: 16 October 2007 / Published online: 10 November 2007 Springer-Verlag 2007 Sir: the face, neck, and ears. It can be sized to fit all patients, Closed head ring gel/foam, also commonly referred to as with a flat width-size range of 2” to 10”. “donut”, is frequently used in plastic surgery. The authors The method by which the head ring shape is achieved is would like to share a readily available alternative to the simply by rolling the open edge of the stockinette back onto above when it is not available. It is a rolled up elastic itself while pulling it apart under tension (Figs. 1 and 2). It stockinette. Like the head ring, it is soft, durable, and provides great comfort, support, stability, and pressure sore comfortable. It gently supports the head while protecting protection. Fig. 2 Final result of a stockinette rolled back onto itself, resembling Fig. 1 A4” stockinette fresh from the packet a head ring The hospital where the work was done: Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY 10016, USA. T. Reisler (*) C. Cutting Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY 10016, USA e-mail: DO00179; No of Pages European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

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