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Reconstruction of the dorsal surface of hand defects requires thin, pliable, well-vascularized tissue with a gliding surface for the extensor tendon course. Fasciocutaneous or fascial flaps are the two surgical options. Fascial flaps present the advantages of thinness and low donor site morbidity. The authors present 4 cases of serratus anterior free(More)
Clinical and computed tomography (CT) examination of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) was performed in 26 patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and 26 control subjects. Each examination was scored. In the group with RA 61.2% had physical signs in the stomatognathic system compared to 42.3% in a control group (NS); 88.4% of the group with RA had erosive(More)
Clinical and radiological involvement of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) varies greatly in the literature. Clinical and tomographic (sagittal plane) examination of the TMJ was performed in 26 patients with RA and 26 control subjects. Sixty-one per cent of the RA group had physical signs in the TMJ, compared with 42% in the(More)
BACKGROUND We report the first description of a Launois-Bensaude syndrome involving the orbit. CASE REPORT Launois-Bensaude syndrome was diagnosed in a 70-year-old-man who presented with severe bilateral proptosis (Hertel value 26mm). We performed a bilateral transpalpebral orbital decompression by resection of intraorbital fat without bone removal. The(More)
We performed a single-stage operation to reconstruct a large defect of the lips and commissure using a composite radial forearm-palmaris longus free flap. To obtain cranial traction and a voluntary smile, independently from any jaw movement, traction was achieved by using a lengthening temporalis myoplasty. The tendon attached to the coronoid process was(More)
Choice of graft for repair of a saddle nose in 23 patients, usually late sequelae of nasal fracture, varied with degree of concavity : moderate anomalies usually by cartilaginous graft, major lesions by iliac bone graft. Postoperative course was always simple. The Rethi approach was used when a bone graft was necessary, with a minimum esthetic ransom, and a(More)
OBJECTIVES We assessed the reliability of maxillary bone grafting and implant stability, comparing our results with reports in the literature. MATERIAL AND METHODS This retrospective series included 44 patients who underwent maxillary sinus bone grafting between 1998 and 2002. An analogous graft was used for 31 patients and a combination autologous-bone(More)
Direct coronal computed tomography (CT) of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) was performed in 26 patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and 26 control subjects. Erosions and cysts of the mandibular condyle had a significantly higher frequency in the RA group than in the control group (p < 0.05) but there was no significant difference in the incidence of(More)