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Plastic Surgery
  1. Maj PSJ Heppell, FRCSEd, Specialist Registrar in Plastic Surgery1
  1. 1Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford.


The range of casualties treated by the Defence Medical Services in the recent Gulf conflict has reaffirmed the important role of plastic surgery within the military. This review seeks to highlight some areas of recent innovation and improvement within the realms of plastic surgery generally, of which some, such as the introduction of Flammacerium and the availability of skin substitutes, have direct military relevance.

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