High-tech tools such as virtual surgical planning (VSP) and 3D-printed implants are helping otolaryngologists treat patients with complex facial trauma with more accuracy for improved outcomes.
Practice Focus » Facial Plastic/Reconstructive
A technique using umbilical cord blood stem cells could be a promising new approach for repair of cleft palate in infants
A rhinologist and facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon discuss existing treatment options for nasal airway obstruction.
Nearly 11% percent of patients examined at trauma centers following motor vehicle collisions had at least one facial fracture, and airbags and seat belts were associated with reduced likelihood of those fractures, according to results of a recently published study.
Investigators say FAT transfer in reconstruction is technically simple, improves facial symmetry, and achieves excellent postoperative cosmetic results
The most commonly used adjunctive measures are drain placement, application of tissue sealant, and use of compression dressings
Patients who present with isolated mandible fractures may benefit from concussion screening
Data suggest a shifting trend in mandible fracture management, with no statistical increase in complications when using manual reduction with ORIF
Immediate repair should be undertaken for orbital blowout fractures where bony fragments impinge upon the optic nerve
Otolaryngologists Tom D. Wang, MD and Dean Toriumi, MD discuss the changing trends in rhinoplasty over the past decade, pinpointing what technologies have emerged and how this new knowledge has impacted revision procedures.