- David B. Hom MD, FACS, Professor & Director, Division of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio
- Patricia A. Hebda PHD, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology,and Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, O tolaryngology Wound Healing Research Program Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Edit or-in-Chief, Wound Repair and Regeneration
- Arun K. Gosain MD, FACS, D e Wayne Richey Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Plastic Surgery, Chief, Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Case School of Medicine, Cle ve land,Ohio
- Craig D. Friedman MD, FACS, Facial Plastic Surgeon, Visiting Surgeon, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut, Exe cutive Vice President, Medical Affairs and Technology, Biomerix Inc, New York, New York
This unique textbook focuses exclusively on wound healing of the face and neck, integrating scientific principle with state-of-the-art clinical precept. Detailed, step-by-step surgical techniques demonstrate the best methods of repair of tissue. Contemporary healing concepts encompass the structures of the skin, cartilage, bone, nerve, oral mucosa, middle ear mucosa and airway mucosa.
The book benefits from the diverse backgrounds and expertise of each of its authors bringing the reader new insights to the question of why some facial and neck wounds heal satisfactorily and others do not. Dr. Hom suggests a holistic approach to surgery of the face and neck that includes the healing process. Future directions for wound healing of the face and neck are also illuminated. The first section describes the healing aspects of the structures of the face and neck the second section addresses common clinical tissue healing problems encountered and methods to treat them. The third section discusses specific therapies used to optimize healing.
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