For most patients, this trauma is treated soon after the incident, and they can receive care at the closest facility. But despite the best efforts of the trauma team, you may still have facial disfigurement after surgery. Fortunately, further care can improve your appearance. Post-traumatic facial reconstruction may be able to restore your face to a normal condition. Virtually all post-traumatic facial reconstruction involves repairing soft tissue injuries using stitches. With the assistance of microsurgery techniques, facial nerves, salivary glands, and salivary ducts may also be treated.
University of Maryland School of Dentistry
Facial Trauma Reconstruction - University of Maryland, Baltimore
Injuries to the face, head and neck—such as those caused by car accidents, sports injuries, work-related injuries and cancer removal—can be traumatic. Damage caused by these injuries, however, can often can be improved with facial reconstruction surgery. From scar revision to complex trauma reconstruction, the surgeons of Washington University Facial Plastic Surgery center are uniquely qualified and skilled in facial reconstructive surgery. Our physicians are leaders in academic medicine, and use the latest techniques and technology to restore natural appearance. Complex cases may require a team approach, utilizing other specialists such as ophthalmologists, dermatologists or general plastic surgeons.
Secondary reconstruction of maxillofacial trauma.
Maxillofacial Trauma Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are trained, skilled and uniquely qualified to manage and treat Facial Trauma. Blum is on staff at your local hospital and provides emergency room coverage for facial injuries including:. Injuries to the face, by their very nature, impart a high degree of emotional, as well as physical trauma to patients. The science and art of treating these injuries requires special training involving a "hands on" experience and an understanding of how the treatment provided will influence the patient's long term function and appearance.
When a person suffers from facial fractures or other facial trauma such as surgery, illness or genetic malformation, surgeons specially trained in reconstructing facial features can restore both function blinking, smiling, talking and eating and appearance, supporting health and well-being. Joe knew there was something wrong. After coming to Johns Hopkins he was finally diagnosed with tongue cancer. Joe is now cancer free and is able to eat, speak and taste again.