Early single-stage repair of complex craniofacial trauma.

  title={Early single-stage repair of complex craniofacial trauma.},
  author={Deborah L. Benzil and Enrico Robotti and Teodoro Forcht Dagi and Paul Sullivan and Josh Bevivino and Neville W. Knuckey},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={166-71; discussion 171-2}
The traditional surgical management of complex craniofacial injuries is performed in three stages: immediate craniotomy, orbitofacial repair in 7 to 10 days, and cranioplasty delayed 6 to 12 months because of the perceived risks of infection and prolonged anesthesia in the head-injured patient. Cosmetic considerations have always played a secondary role; however, there are reports that suggest that bone fragments and grafts can be safely placed even in contaminated wounds. In addition, advances… CONTINUE READING


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