Discipline of Plastic Surgery

Research

Research meetings:

Individual meeting with supervisors for writing papers and doing projects/studies and post graduate degrees

Congresses/conferences –  dry run meetings for the presentations

Research Activities

  • Clinical and research studies in progress:
  • Nerve repair – tensile strength
  • Peri cranial flaps
  • Cleft lip nose deformity
  • Comparison of suture materials in breast reduction
  • Encephalocoeles
  • Skin graft donor dressings
  • Anthropometric analysis of lip and nose
  • Basal cell carcinomas – recurrent and aggressive varieties
  • Molecular and immunohistochemical analysis of skin cancers
  • Keloids – Ultra structure and immunohistochemical analysis
  • Skin cancers – efficacey of lasers, histological analysis
  • Analysis of drains in reduction mammoplasty
  • Effect of CD4 and CD8 count on wound outcome
  • Arterial physiology following radial forearm flap
  • 7 Flap plasties : clinical study in burn contracture release
  • Amniotic band syndrome : Vascular architecture in MRI
  • Microvascular suture technique with suture loop in rats
  • Hand abrasion injury : Retrospective clinical study
  • Symmetrical philtral column repair of cleft lip
  • Two stage repair of bilateral cleft lip
  • Acrylic cranioplasty
  • Facial cleft
  • Use of porous polyethylene in cranial and facial reconstruction
  • Malignant hyperthermia and cleft palate