Sherif Amr

Cairo UniversityEgypt

Sherif Mamdouh Amr is currently a professor of Orthopedics and Traumatology at the Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University. He is an orthopedic surgeon, a hand surgeon, a microsurgeon, a peripheral nerve surgeon, and a brachial plexus surgeon. He was born on March 31, 1961. He received his MBBCh degree from the Cairo University in 1985, MSc degree in 1989, and MD (PhD) degree in 1996. He further graduated from the Faculty of Law, Cairo University, with a bachelor’s degree in Law in 2000. He worked as an intern at the Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, 1986; an orthopedic resident at the Department of Orthopedics, Cairo University, 1978–1990; an assistant lecturer at the Department of Orthopedics, Cairo University, 1990–1996; a lecturer at the same department, 1996–2001; and an assistant professor, 2001–2006, before being appointed as a full professor in 2006. Additionally, he worked as a visiting resident at the Department of Plastic Surgery Medical School Hannover (MHH), Germany, and a research worker at the Department of Engineering Biomechanics, Technical University Hamburg/Harburg, 1997. He was the director of the animal research facility at the Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University from 2007 to 2011. His main research interests are microsurgery, hand surgery, surgery of peripheral nerves, brachial plexus surgery, neuroscience, and experimental orthopedic biomechanics.

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The development of flap surgery parallels the increasing complexity of soft-tissue defects needing reconstruction. Random and pedicled flaps as well as free muscle and fasciocutaneous flaps have helped to reconstruct single soft-tissue defects. The multiplicity of defects needing reconstruction and donor-site morbidity in addition to tailored reconstruction have called for a revision of flap concepts in favor of perforator flaps. Unfortunately, we are faced with increasingly complex reconstructive issues. New reconstructive techniques, such as the Ilizarov method, have made orthopedic reconstruction after high energy and complex trauma possible. Revision surgeries after tumor resection and plastic surgery have brought about soft-tissue defects associated with extensive fibrosis and necrosis. As a result, previously nonsalvageable limbs have been salvaged. The reconstructive surgeons are faced with the following situations: multiple soft-tissue defects, extensive fibrosis, possibility of major vessel loss, and possibility of damage of several perforators.

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