Chad R. Gordon

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BACKGROUND Multiple reconstructive procedures are common for the reconstruction of complex facial deformities of skin, soft tissues, bony structures, and functional subunits, such as the nose, lips, and eyelids. However, the results have been unsatisfactory. An innovative approach entailing a single surgical procedure of face allograft transplantation is a(More)
BACKGROUND Although materials for secondary cranial reconstruction have evolved with time, the overall approach in terms of bone flap/implant reconstruction after necessary delay has remained constant. OBJECTIVE To present our cases series of 50 consecutive secondary cranial reconstruction patients and to describe a multidisciplinary cranioplasty approach(More)
BACKGROUND Mobile device technology has revolutionized interpersonal communication, but the application of this technology to the physician-patient relationship remains limited due to concerns over patient confidentiality and the security of digital information. Nevertheless, there is a continued focus on improving communication between doctors and patients(More)
We analyzed the effects of an ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) on the ground reaction forces, the position of the center of pressure, and the timing of stance phase events during walking in 18 healthy volunteers between the ages of 19 and 38 years. The magnitude and direction of the ground reaction forces and the locus of the center of pressure were recorded every(More)
BACKGROUND The development of computer-assisted design, virtual modeling, and computed tomography has allowed precise customization of implants for patients who undergo neurosurgical or craniofacial surgery procedures. However, such techniques and implant designs have not adequately addressed temporal asymmetry due to postoperative bone resorption,(More)
Fourteen face transplants have been performed worldwide since the procedure was successfully introduced in 2005. Vascularized composite tissue allotransplantation may now be considered a viable option for the repair of complex craniofacial defects, for which the results of autologus reconstruction remain suboptimal. However, the benefits must be balanced(More)
BACKGROUND The NeuroPace RNS System is a method recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for closed-loop direct brain stimulation in selected patients with drug-resistant partial seizures. The long-term risks of implant site infection and accompanying bone flap osteomyelitis associated with responsive neurostimulation (RNS) devices have(More)
Cranioplasty treats and repairs cranial defects with a custom craniofacial implant (CCI). Typically, surgeons know the defect size prior to surgery. Recent efforts consider single-stage cranioplasty-performing the bony resection and fixating the CCI in a single operation. This paper develops a computer-assisted technique to perform single-stage(More)