Dr. Martain Loonen
Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Peer review and Editorial memberships

Peer reviewer for the journal of “Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery”, “International Blood Research and Reviews”, “British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research”.

Editorial board member of  “Cosmetology and Oro Facial Surgery”

Editorial board member of  “Research in Clinical Dermatology”

Editorial board member of “Journal of Procedural Dermatology”

Peer reviewed publications

Loonen MP, Tahir A

Dermal sling suspension of the superomedial pedicle in Wise-pattern breast reduction: new technique to prevent (pseudo)ptosis In progress

Loonen MP

Double bipedicled fasciocutaneous flap for reconstruction of an extensive upper arm deformity defect:  a case report In progress

Loonen MP, De Frene B, Casaer B. 

Thrombotic occlusion of a microvascular anastomosis in a resistance to activated protein C (APC) patient with incomplete wound healing after high doses of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C)

Modern Plastic Surgery Vol.2 No.3, July 2012                                      

F. Stockmans, M.P.J. Loonen, J. Vanhaecke, M. Dezillie, D. Oosterlinck                                  

Treatment options for the symptomatic Madelung deformity                                    

In: Difficult problems and Complications at the forearm, FESSH 2012 Instructional Course Book                                                                                  

Loonen MP, Nolens I, De Walsche W, Dubrulle F                                              

Merkel cell carcinoma of the upper eyelid: Case-report and diagnostic and therapeutic algorithm.

Tijdschr. voor Geneeskunde, 68, nr. 13, 2012                                     

Loonen MP                                        

Negative wound pressure therapy: Therapeutic indications and applications

Skin, March 2012, Vol.15, Nr 1                                   

Loonen MP, Depoorter M.                                         

Cyanoacrylate and pressure sensitive adhesive mesh (Dermabond protape) for wound closure in plastic surgery.                                                

Modern Plastic Surgery, Vol. 2 No. 2, 2012

Weedaege H, Vanhaverbeke G, Van der Bauwhede J, Loonen M. Dossier wonden en littekens. Skin, February 2012                                               

Author of patient folders concerning hand and wrist pathology at Canisius Wilhelmina Hospital Nijmegen            

Loonen MP

Alternative peer review system: Peer agreement system.

J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2010 Apr 7.

Loonen MP, Kon M, Schuurman AH.

Distally based sural flap modifications.

Ann Plast Surg. 2010 Jan;64(1):128.

Loonen MP, Kon M, Schuurman AH.      

Two easy and simple modifications when using a distally based sural flap to        

reduce the risk of venous congestion: reply.      

Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 Aug;122(2):684.            

Loonen MP, Hage JJ, Kon M.      

Plastic Surgery Classics: characteristics of 50 top-cited articles in four      

Plastic Surgery Journals since 1946.         

Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 May;121(5):320e-327e.*          

Loonen MP, Hage JJ, Kon M.      

Value of citation numbers and impact factors for analysis of plastic surgery         


Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Dec;120(7):2082-91; discussion 2092-4.*            

Loonen MP, Kon M, Schuurman AH, Bleys RL.

Venous bypass drainage of the small saphenous vein in the neurovascular pedicle of the sural flap: anatomical study and clinical implications.

Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Dec;120(7):1898-905.

Loonen MP, Hage JJ, Kon M.

Publications of plastic surgery research 1972 through 2004: a longitudinal trend analysis of three international journals.

J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2007;60(8):934-45. Epub 2006 Jun 12. *

Loonen MP, Hage JJ, Kon M.

Bibliographic characteristics of plastic surgeons in The Netherlands: a 55-year survey.

J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2007;60(9):1067-73. Epub 2007 May 16. *

Loonen, MPJ, Hage JJ, Kon M.

Who benefits from peer-review? An analysis of the outcome of 100 requests for review by Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Reply.

Plast Reconstr Surg 2006;118: 580-581. *

Loonen MP, Hage JJ, Kon M.

Who benefits from peer review? An analysis of the outcome of 100 requests for review by Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Plast Reconstr Surg. 2005 Oct;116(5):1461-72; discussion 1473-5. * Loonen MP, Schuurman AH.

Recurrent synovial chondromatosis of the wrist: case report and literature review.

Acta Orthop Belg. 2005 Apr;71(2):230-5. Review.

van der Steen LP, Hage JJ, Loonen MP, Kon M.

Full publication of papers presented at the 1995 through 1999 European Association of Plastic Surgeons annual scientific meetings: a systemic bibliometric analysis.

Plast Reconstr Surg. 2004 Jul;114(1):113-20. *

Loonen MPJ, van der Steen LPE, Hage JJ, Kon M.

Publications of  EURAPS presentations 1995-1999 (summary).

Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 2004;148(48):2418-20.

Loonen MPJ, Bos CK.

Giant xanthomas of the extremities: Long term consequences of untreated familial hypercholesterolaemia. Case-report and review of the literature.

Submitted for publication

Loonen MP, Kon M, Hage JJ.

Scientific contribution of non-plastic surgeons to plastic surgery research:

Publication trend analysis of 3 plastic surgery journals.

In progress

* Ph.D. publications