Ear reconstruction using a porous polyethylene framework and temporoparietal fascia flap.

@article{Reinisch2009EarRU,
  title={Ear reconstruction using a porous polyethylene framework and temporoparietal fascia flap.},
  author={John F Reinisch and Sheryl Lewin},
  journal={Facial plastic surgery : FPS},
  year={2009},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={181-9}
}
Ear reconstruction is a difficult procedure requiring a framework and soft tissue covering. The traditional method uses a rib cartilage framework placed beneath scalp skin. This method has been used for 50 years despite inherent problems with both harvesting rib cartilage and using scalp for coverage. The authors describe a method using a porous polyethylene (PPE) framework covered by a large temporoparietal fascia (TFP) flap raised with the underlying subgaleal fascia (SGF). The entire implant… CONTINUE READING
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