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Augmented Reality Technology May Help Guide Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Plastic surgeons report the development and initial experience with an augmented reality (AR) system for evaluation of improvements of the body surface, is a key consideration in plastic surgery

/EIN News/ -- Arlington Heights, IL, July 31, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has two articles that are published in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), that may be of interest to the general public.

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Augmented Reality Technology May Help Guide Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

A plastic surgery research group has developed an augmented reality system that enables them to create 3D simulations of the desired results of facial reconstructive procedures and project them over the patient’s face during surgery, reports a study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery—Global Open®, the official open-access medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Koichi Ueda, MD, PhD, Daisuke Mitsuno, MD, and colleagues of Osaka Medical College, Japan, report the development and initial experience with an augmented reality (AR) system for evaluation of improvements of the body surface, is a key consideration in plastic surgery. Initial experience in eight cases suggests that augmented reality could be a useful guide to planning, performing and evaluating the results of facial reconstruction and other procedures.

For Infants with Skull Flattening, Earlier Helmet Therapy Gives Better Results

For infants with skull flattening related to sleep position, starting helmet therapy at a younger age, especially before 24 weeks, increases the treatment success rate, suggests a study in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

"The present study shows that age at the start of treatment and positional plagiocephaly severity affect the duration and effectiveness of helmet therapy," according to the report by Felix Kunz, DMD, of University Hospital Würzburg, Germany, and colleagues. “These two factors are important predictors on the results of helmet therapy for position-related skull flattening.”

If you'd like to speak with Dr. Ueda or Dr. Kunz about the findings and what they suggest, please contact me at kkubiak@plasticsurgery.org or 847-981-5406. Thanks for your time and consideration.

Kim Kubiak

Senior Communications Associate

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

444 East Algonquin Road | Arlington Heights, IL 60005

P: 847-981-5406 | F: 847-981-5474    

E: kkubiak@plasticsurgery.org

 

About Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
For more than 70 years, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® (http://www.prsjournal.com/) has been the one consistently excellent reference for every specialist who uses plastic surgery techniques or works in conjunction with a plastic surgeon. The official journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® brings subscribers up-to-the-minute reports on the latest techniques and follow-up for all areas of plastic and reconstructive surgery, including breast reconstruction, experimental studies, maxillofacial reconstruction, hand and microsurgery, burn repair, and cosmetic surgery, as well as news on medico-legal issues. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® is published by Wolters Kluwer.

About ASPS

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons is the largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons in the world. Representing more than 7,000 physician members, the society is recognized as a leading authority and information source on cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. ASPS comprises more than 94 percent of all board-certified plastic surgeons in the United States. Founded in 1931, the society represents physicians certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery or The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

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Kim Kubiak
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
847-981-5406
kkubiak@plasticsurgery.org