Dr. Paige Fox is Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who specialized in hand surgery, reconstructive microsurgery, as well as peripheral nerve and brachial plexus surgery. She is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive surgery in the Department of Surgery. She works with adult and pediatric patients. Her research focuses on wound healing, disorders of the upper extremity, and surgical biosensors.
- Adult and Pediatric Hand Surgery
- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Peripheral Nerve Surgery
- Facial Reanimation
Fellowship:Mayo Clinic (2015) MN
Residency:Stanford University Plastic Surgery Program (2014) CA
Medical Education:Virginia Commonwealth University (2008) VA
- Management of Frontal Sinus Fractures: Treatment Modality Changes at a Level I Trauma Center JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY 2014; 25 (6): 2038-2042
- Fascia-only anterolateral thigh flap for extremity reconstruction. Annals of plastic surgery 2014; 72: S9-S13
- Decellularized Human Tendon-Bone Grafts for Composite Flexor Tendon Reconstruction: A Cadaveric Model of Initial Mechanical Properties JOURNAL OF HAND SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME 2013; 38A (12): 2323-2328
- Human flexor tendon tissue engineering: in vivo effects of stem cell reseeding. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 2013; 132 (4): 567e-76e
- Management of the hand in systemic sclerosis. journal of hand surgery 2013; 38 (5): 1012-1016
White light spectroscopy for free flap monitoring
2013; 33 (3): 198-202
White light spectroscopy non-invasively measures hemoglobin saturation at the capillary level rendering an end-organ measurement of perfusion. We hypothesized this technology could be used after microvascular surgery to allow for early detection of ischemia and thrombosis. The Spectros T-Stat monitoring device, which utilizes white light spectroscopy, was compared with traditional flap monitoring techniques including pencil Doppler and clinical exam. Data were prospectively collected and analyzed. Results from 31 flaps revealed a normal capillary hemoglobin saturation of 40-75% with increase in saturation during the early postoperative period. One flap required return to the operating room 12 hours after microvascular anastomosis. The T-stat system recorded an acute decrease in saturation from ~50% to less than 30% 50 min prior to identification by clinical exam. Prompt treatment resulted in flap salvage. The Spectros T-Stat monitor may be a useful adjunct for free flap monitoring providing continuous, accurate perfusion assessment postoperatively.
View details for DOI 10.1002/micr.22069
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Tissue expander with acellular dermal matrix for breast reconstruction infected by an unusual pathogen: Candida parapsilosis
JOURNAL OF PLASTIC RECONSTRUCTIVE AND AESTHETIC SURGERY
2012; 65 (10): E286-E289
Infections occur in approximately 2-5% percent of women undergoing breast reconstruction by tissue expansion depending on patient characteristics and timing of reconstruction. Bacteria, specifically Staphylococci, are the most common pathogens. Treatment varies depending on the surgeon and the aggressiveness of the infection. We report a case of unilateral tissue expander infection with Candida parapsilosis in an otherwise healthy female undergoing immediate tissue expander placement after bilateral nipple-sparing mastectomies. The patient was treated with a one-stage irrigation, debridement, and tissue expander exchange as well as a 21-day course of oral antifungal therapy. Her infection resolved and she was able to complete her implant-based reconstruction. C. parapsilosis is usually responsible for infections in critically ill patients found in association with central lines, peritoneal dialysis catheters and prosthetic heart valves. The affinity of C. parapsilosis for foreign material makes it a causative agent worth considering in difficult to treat tissue expander infections.
View details for DOI 10.1016/j.bjps.2012.04.049
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View details for PubMedID 22633394
Supercharged Free Fibula for Complex Ankle Arthrodesis A Case Report
ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY
2012; 68 (4): 342-345
We report the successful use of a supercharged free fibula for tibial reconstruction and ankle arthrodesis. A 28-year-old woman underwent resection of a giant cell tumor of the distal tibia and reconstruction using a methyl methacrylate cement spacer 12 years prior. The spacer eroded into her ankle joint causing significant pain with ambulation. Therefore, she required ankle arthrodesis but lacked distal tibia bone stock. The ipsilateral fibula was harvested for reconstruction and transferred on its distal blood supply into the bony tibial defect. The proximal blood supply of the fibula flap was then anastomosed to the posterior tibial vessels to supercharge the blood supply. An Ilizarov was placed for external fixation. The combination of a supercharged free fibula and stable external fixation for tibial reconstruction led to timely bony union and ambulation, as well as avoiding the potential complications that can occur with other reconstructive options.
View details for DOI 10.1097/SAP.0b013e31824189d0
View details for Web of Science ID 000301800600004
View details for PubMedID 22421475