Complications of static facial suspensions with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE).

@article{Constantinides2001ComplicationsOS,
  title={Complications of static facial suspensions with expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE).},
  author={Minas S Constantinides and Suzanne K Doud Galli and Philip J. Miller},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  year={2001},
  volume={111 12},
  pages={2114-21}
}
BACKGROUND Expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) is a synthetic porous material that has been used for static suspension in facial paralysis. It is manufactured in thin (1-mm or 2-mm) sheets that can be cut into strips and implanted through keyhole facial incisions. Regional deformities are addressed by multiple suspensions that provide cosmetic and functional therapy. The use of ePTFE eliminates donor site morbidity associated with the traditional harvest of fascia from either the temporal… CONTINUE READING
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