Definitive management of severe facial trauma utilizing free tissue transfer.

  title={Definitive management of severe facial trauma utilizing free tissue transfer.},
  author={Neal David Futran and D. Gregory Farwell and Russell B. Smith and Paul E Johnson and Gerry F Funk},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  volume={132 1},
OBJECTIVE Severe ballistic or avulsion injuries to the face create complex, composite defects. We report the results of an aggressive management algorithm to optimize facial form and function: (1) the initial encounter, (2) definitive reconstruction with vascularized tissue, and (3) aesthetic and prosthetic refinement. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING Retrospective case series of 49 patients in 2 tertiary care institutions. Patients were evaluated for age, gender, mechanism of injury, anatomic… CONTINUE READING

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