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March-April 2019| Vol 52| Issue 2

Original Article

Geriatric trauma: A population-based study

Background: Geriatric trauma demands attention in aging societies. The trauma hospitalization rate gradually increases in elderly populations because they are more vulnerable to accidental inju...


Original Article

Biodegradation patterns of injected composite bone cements in porcine vertebral bodies: A study using quantitative computed tomography

Background: For vertebroplasty, newly synthesized bone cements are proposed to replace traditional polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA). Most inventors initially evaluated these newly developed cement...


Original Article

A randomized clinical trial comparing a collagen-based composite dressing versus topical antibiotic ointment on healing full-thickness skin wounds to promote epithelialization

Background: Acute traumatic wounds are a common and distressing event for patients presenting to plastic surgery clinics. There are no definitive conclusions regarding the benefits of collagen-...


Surgeon at Work

A simple technique to create spur in loop colostomy

A colostomy is one of the most popular techniques used as a protective maneuver for a distal anastomosis and/or temporary fecal diversion loop colostomy is used mainly for fecal diversion so as to pro...


Short Communications

Innovative methods of maintaining operation records using the online Google spreadsheet

Background: Maintaining an operation record in any surgical department is mandatory. The current method is to make entries in a designated register manually. However, this method has disadvanta...


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Formosan Journal of Surgery, a publication of Taiwan Surgical Association, is a peer-reviewed online journal with Bimonthly print on demand compilation of issues published.

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