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Plastic surgery helps quadriplegic man continue his life's mission

Daisy Brumby | Freelance Writer Friday, September 9, 2022

It's hard to imagine what it would be like to go from being a 19-year-old college football player who could do practically anything he wanted physically, to being unable to move. This became Marc Buoniconti's harsh reality after he collided with another player, dislocated his neck and sustained a spinal cord injury.


Patient's courage propels him to Olympic victory

Daisy Brumby | Freelance Writer Thursday, August 18, 2022

When Blake Haxton reached his senior year of high school, the rowing season had just started when he noticed soreness in his lower right leg. The next morning was an ordinary Monday, but the pain in his leg was anything but.


Burn patient finds hope after accident thanks to plastic surgery

Daisy Brumby | Freelance Writer Monday, August 8, 2022

Fractional CO2 laser therapy is a promising treatment for patients with burn scars. This noninvasive procedure uses laser energy to break down scar tissue, revealing softer and smoother skin beneath.


Craniofacial patients lead full lives thanks to surgical advancements

Daisy Brumby | Freelance Writer Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Today's young patients have benefited from innovations in craniofacial surgery that began in the late 1960s. Advances in three-dimensional imaging, for example, have helped plastic surgeons like Jesse Goldstein, MD, see how to improve the shape and function of a pediatric patient's head and face.


Technological advances in plastic surgery lead to complete arm transplants for two wounded warriors

Daisy Brumby | Freelance Writer Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Plastic surgery has advanced considerably since its origins as a treatment for injured soldiers. From rudimentary surgeries during World War I, it has now grown to full limb transplants for troops who have lost their arms, restoring function and giving them a chance at living a more normal life.


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