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20. Irene Mathijssen - 
Innovations in plastic and 
reconstructive surgery
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TEDxAms2010 - 20. Irene Mathijssen - Innovations in plastic and reconstructive surgery


reconnect blood vessels

transplant heart


restore for instance fingers

underlaying unity

micro surgery

reconstruct breasts, in case of breast cancer with breast amputation, use tissue and bloodvessels from for instance belly abdomen, use it for the reconstructed breast, own tissue is better than sillicone, Result: improvement in quality of life


entire face transplantation

skin tissue has a high risk of being rejected, high dosis to surpress immune system, medications, high risk of infections

recent facial transplantations, whos gonna be a donor?, will the patient accept a new face, you will be a mixture of your self and partly of someone else, the face not my face

Prof JJ van der meulen brough it to Erasmus MC

solution for eye holes

other parts

use distraction techniques

slowely move the skull parts

normalizing facial experience

appear retared while the aren't

different look means retarded, improve changes in society


lots of soldiers injured in face

no cure

Irene Mathijssen

associate prof erasmus

Department of Plastic, Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery of the Erasmus Medical Centre.

Craniofacial surgery

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developments in plastic surgery

for soldiers


guineapig club

wrote anthem



such, noses, ears, limps, skinparts

now transplant skin parts

move bone in skull & face

malfunctions face

skull, wont grow, while brain grows, eye hole to big, develop techqniques to fix this, dry skulls, try out on real living patients, started with adults, procedure not with trial & error


restore quality of life


what do we need

tissue engineering, take a small piece, grow in lab in 3d, then put it back, no need imuun surpression

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20. Irene Mathijssen - "Innovations in plastic and reconstructive surgery"

origin 2nd WW

guinea pigs club

even today war surgery

60 ties start moving bone of the skull, congenital conditions, skull fuses, can't protect eyesockets

new techniques, por quoi pas

huge step in plastic surgery

also normalizing facial appearence, people regard you as being retarded, normal intelligence, improve chances in society

also 60ties, reconnect bloodvessels