Plastic Surgery Research

Maximizing Outcomes of Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery

Maximizing Outcomes of Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery – Craniosynostosis – Craniofacial Microsomia

birgfeldCraig B. Birgfeld, MD Assistant Professor Craniofacial surgery involves the treatment of congenital deformities of the head and face, such as craniosynostosis, cleft lip and palate, & craniofacial microsomia as well as acquired deformities of the face through trauma or tumor extirpation. Our research focuses on the outcomes of our treatments for patients with craniosynostosis, cleft lip & palate, craniofacial microsomia, & facial trauma. Complete Research Report >>

Traumatic Injury to the Upper Extremity

 Traumatic Injury to the Upper Extremity

friedrichJeffrey B. Friedrich, MD Assistant Professor Adjunct Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics Traumatic injury to the upper extremity is one of the most common reasons to seek emergency medical care. These injuries can occur in all segments of the population, including working patients. Attempts to correlate outcome with various injury and patient characteristics have not yielded consistent results. However, it has become more apparent that patient-reported outcomes often correlate well with functional outcome and return to work. Valid patient-reported outcome instruments (PROs) that allow outcome study standardization and decrease the respondent burden are required. Complete Research Report >>