Muscle transplants for facial reanimation: rationale and results of insertion technique using the palmaris longus tendon.

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Thirty-one patients with unilateral long-standing facial palsy underwent 1-stage reanimation with free gracilis muscle transplant innervated by the masseteric branch of the trigeminal nerve. They were divided into 2 nonrandomized groups according to insertion technique: group I (9 patients), interrupted suture between the free flap and the orbicularis oris… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/SAP.0b013e3181893867

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@article{Faria2009MuscleTF, title={Muscle transplants for facial reanimation: rationale and results of insertion technique using the palmaris longus tendon.}, author={Jos{\'e} M. Faria and Gean Paulo Scopel and Nivaldo Alonso and Marcus de Castro Ferreira}, journal={Annals of plastic surgery}, year={2009}, volume={63 2}, pages={148-52} }