The Jerusalem Post reports on a new technique to lengthen the shaft skin for a man with a botched circumcision. Too much skin was removed during circumcision. It sounds like the man had a severe case of turkey neck and the doctors found a way of grafting skin to make that part of the outer skin longer to reduce the turkey neck. I don't know if the surgery technique would work to make a foreskin, but it may bear further investigation.
The doctors wrote up their results and published it in the Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, Volume 63, Issue 3, Pages e325-e326 (March 2010), titled: The five-flap technique for the correction of post-circumcision peno-scrotal webbing. The journal article is a pay-to-view article and the cost is $31.50 US.
Study published in Pediatric Surgery International, doi 10.1007/s00383-010-2566-9. The authors studied later complications of children who had neonatal circumcisions. Penile adhesions, skin bridges, meatal stenosis, redundant foreskin (incomplete circumcision with uncircumcised appearance), recurrent phimosis, buried penis and penile rotation were the most frequent complications treated after the original circumcision had healed.
A study published in BMC Urology, 2010, 10:2 doi:10.1186/1471-2490-10-2 February 2010. The results showed: "Sixteen prospective studies evaluated complications following neonatal and infant circumcision. Most studies reported no severe adverse events (SAE), but two studies reported SAE frequency of 2%. The median frequency of any complication was 1.5% (range 0-16%). Child circumcision by medical providers tended to be associated with more complications (median frequency 6%; range 2-14%) than for neonates and infants. Traditional circumcision as a rite of passage is associated with substantially greater risks, more severe complications than medical circumcision or traditional circumcision among neonates."
An article published in the Duke Law Journal, 47 Duke L.J. 717 (February 1999). The article discusses the attempt by a Seattle, Washington, hospital to perform a symbolic sunna (female circumcision) on the daughters of Somali immigrants. The Somalis threatened to have a traditional circumcision performed on the girls if the hospital did not do something.
HealthTronics' RevoLix is a newer competitor to the Holmium laser used for HoLAP. The laser is for transurethral surgery of the prostate. It operates in a continuous mode as opposed to the pulse mode of the Holmium laser.
The 2013 nanometer wavelength provides strong absorption in any kind of tissue and works with a wide range of flexible fiber delivery systems.
A study published in Urologia Internationalis, Vol. 75, No. 1, 2005 (Urol Int 2005;75:62-66) (DOI: 10.1159/000085930). The authors assessed the effect of circumcision on sexually active men and the relative impact this may have on informed consent prior to surgery.
The male subjects were circumcised for a benign desease. Penile sensation got worse for 18% of the men who got an adult circumcision. Only 61% of the men were satisfied with their adult circumcision. Considering that circumcision was for a disease, it is significant that not more men were satisfied with the cure.
Study published in JAMA, 1997; 277(13): 1052-1057. The objective was to assess the prevalence of circumcision across various social groups and examine the health and sexual outcomes of circumcision. The authors analyzed the National Health and Social Life Survey (NHSLS) data to determine the effects of circumcision. The results indicate, "We find no significant differences between circumcised and uncircumcised men in their likelihood of contracting sexually transmitted diseases."
A radio interview with Dr. Dean Edell with accompanying images. Dr. Edell describes the harm of circumcision and how circumcising men in Africa who consent to the surgery is different than circumcising infants. Dr. Edell also notes that there are no long term studies of the efficacy of circumcision with respect to preventing HIV. The Africa trials were short term studies.
The DILE Insert Foreskin Restoration System website provides information on the DILE (Dual-action Incremental Longitudinal Expander) that was first introduced in 1998. The DILE is still offered for sale through the site.
Restoring Tally is just an ordinary guy who had to confront his prostate and circumcision problems. This site chronicles his journey in dealing with these issues. He has had prostate surgery and he is restoring his foreskin.