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Mandible fractures commonly occur in patients who have sustained blunt facial trauma, and the subcondylar region is the most frequently fractured due to its intrinsic biomechanical weakness. The maxillary artery lies in close relation to the medial cortex of the subcondyle and is vulnerable to injury by the sharp edges of the fracture fragments during the(More)
The use and integration of a novel planning approach for an all-terrain vehicle that is to navigate autonomously within an equatorial forest type terrain is described in this paper. The principles applied to the design of a global motion planner are included. The planner takes into account the kinematic and dynamic parameters of the vehicle as well as the(More)
Background. Injuries to the elbow have led to consequences varying from significant limitation in function to loss of the entire upper limb. Soft tissue reconstruction with durable and pliable coverage balanced with the ability to mobilize the joint early to optimize rehabilitation outcomes is paramount. Methods. Methods of flap reconstruction have evolved(More)
The latissimus dorsi (LD) flap is a large and reliable myocutaneous flap with a consistently long vascular pedicle. However, the limitation of the thoracodorsal pedicle is that it has only one draining vein for anastomosis. We describe a simple technique of recruiting the tributary vein to the serratus anterior and using it as a second draining vein to(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study is to observe the education and vocational achievements and social participation of cochlear implant recipients as they graduate from a paediatric cochlear implant programme and identify any significant associations that might exist. METHOD This study identified 56 patients from the Southern Cochlear Implant Programme(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, there has been renewed interest in using the motor nerve to the masseter for facial reanimation. This article aims to identify the ideal segment of the masseter nerve for facial reanimation by mapping its anatomy and studying the axonal count in its branches. METHODS Fifteen fresh cadaveric heads with 30 masseter nerves were dissected(More)