Facial Paralysis: Rehabilitation Techniques

Facial paralysisBy

  • Mark May, M.D., F.A.C.S., Clinical Professor, Emeritus, Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Barry M. Schaitkin, M.D., F.A.C.S., Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

3,000 surgical procedures later–share the secrets of two world-renowned specialists!

Derived from the second edition of the world-famous The Facial Nerve, this targeted new book offers the most comprehensive approach to rehabilitating patients with acute and long-standing facial paralysis. Representing more than 30 years experience of doctors who have performed over 3,000 surgical procedures, it begins with a history of facial rehabilitative surgery, and then focuses on approaches that have proven to be successful over the years.

For each surgical operation, you’ll get key details on patient selection, indications, contraindications, complications, and more. The book provides step-by-step instructions for the techniques, with more than 1,000 illustrations to demonstrate the procedures. Plus, you’ll find valuable tips on non-surgical methods of enhancing the results of the procedures, such as makeup, hair styling, or choice of clothing.

All reconstructive surgeons–oral-maxillofacial, opthalmoplastic, facial plastic, skull base, otolaryngologic, and neuro–will find this text to be a concise and appealing guide to treating facial paralysis. Residents will also benefit from the wealth of information provided here.

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