Facial fracture approaches with landmark ratios to predict the location of the infraorbital and supraorbital nerves: an anatomic study.

@article{Wilhelmi2003FacialFA,
  title={Facial fracture approaches with landmark ratios to predict the location of the infraorbital and supraorbital nerves: an anatomic study.},
  author={Bradon J. Wilhelmi and Arian Mowlavi and Michael W. Neumeister and Steven J Blackwell},
  journal={The Journal of craniofacial surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={473-7; discussion 478-80}
}
In exposing facial fractures for reduction and fixation with coronal, subciliary, subtarsal, and upper buccal sulcus approaches, the supraorbital and infraorbital nerves are susceptible to injury. The location of the supraorbital and infraorbital nerves can be predicted by palpating for the supraorbital notch. Significant edema as seen with facial fractures can make these prominent bony landmarks difficult to palpate, however. The purpose of this study was to determine a method to predict the… CONTINUE READING