Temporal muscle asymmetry is a common sequela of pterional craniotomies. The authors describe a simple technique of restoring the temporal muscle to its origin by microscrew fixation. This technique provides reliable preservation of temporal muscle bulk and function with little additional operating time and no compromise of operative exposure.
Microfixation and wire fixation techniques were used in combination with miniplates in the stabilization of simulated simple zygoma fractures in four fresh human cadaver heads. An orthogonal conveyer and rigid steel test frame were used to test rotational stability after deforming forces were applied. After testing multiple combinations at an initial… (More)