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Plastic Surgery 2009 News Briefs - Select Research to be Presented on Sunday, October 25
Date:10/6/2009

s started compensating for lost nerves. After tickling the rat's paw, doctors' were able to pick up electrical signals indicating sensation had returned.

"Innervation of a Biosynthetic Living Interface by Severed Peripheral Nerve" is being presented Sat., Oct. 24, 1:00 - 1:05PM PDT, at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center.

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Nearly 5 million reconstructive plastic surgery procedures were performed in 2008, up 7 percent from 2007, reports the ASPS.

Fat Proves to be Friend of Facial Reconstruction

Embargo for Release: Sunday, October 25, 2009

Fat grafting, the process of taking fat from one area of the body and injecting it into another, has become an increasingly important tool in reconstructive plastic surgery. During a panel discussion at the ASPS Plastic Surgery 2009 conference in Seattle, members of the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons will explore the use of fat grafts for improving results in head and neck reconstructive surgery. While research is still unlocking all the mysteries of fat grafting, plastic surgeons know the procedure yields many positive results. Doctors will present case studies where fat grafts were used to enhance function such as reconstructing a patient's lips after adverse reaction to "black-market" silicone injections or the reversal of therapeutic radiation injuries.

By the Numbers:

More than 4.9 million reconstructive plastic surgery procedures were performed in 2008, reports the ASPS.

Panel: "Fat Grafting to Enhance Facial Reconstruction" is being held on Sun., Oct. 25, 9:45-10:45AM PDT, at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center.

Weight Loss Can Shed Pounds and Carpal Tunnel

Embargo for Release: Sunday, October 25, 2009

A new study investigating the relationship between obesity and carpal tunnel suggests that massive weight
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