Trauma Plastic Surgery - PLAS 541
Internal Medicine and Surgery Clerkships.
University of Maryland
Description and Goals:
This elective will involve a rotation on the Plastic Surgery Service at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center and provides broad experience in all aspects of plastic surgery, stressing basic techniques, wound care and complex reconstruction. The student participates in the formal educational activities of the Division of Plastic Surgery. Students are introduced to the treatment of patients with the following acute and secondary conditions:
- Severe facial injuries with complex skeletal fractures and/or soft-tissue injuries.
- Complex extremity fractures with loss of soft-tissue coverage requiring local and/or free microvascular reconstruction.
- Intricate trunk or head/neck injuries requiring local and/or free microvascular tissue reconstruction.
- Complex craniofacial skeletal nonunions and/or malunions.
- Infection and/or osteomyelitis of the craniofacial skeleton.
- Complex infections and/or osteomyelitis of other skeletal structures requiring a combined effort between orthopedics and plastic surgery. Specifically, bony debridement and a local or microvascular free tissue reconstruction.
- Challenging scar deformities involving the head/neck, extremities and/or trunk.
- Complex secondary deformities requiring local and/or free microvascular reconstruction.
- Complex craniofacial reconstruction and/or face transplantation.
Number of Students:
Time of Year Available:
Academic weeks 1-48
Monday through Friday - Yes
Evenings - Yes
Weekends - Yes
Call - Yes
Eduardo Rodriguez, M.D., DDS
Last Revision: April 11, 2013