Craniomaxillofacial Buttresses: Anatomy and Operative Repair

Craniomaxillofacial buttressesBy

  • Richard A. Pollock, MD , Clinical Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology , Emory  University , Atlanta,  Georgia , Former Assistant Professor of Surgery (Plastic Surgery),,   Anatomy, and Biomedical Engineering , University of Kentucky , Lexington,  Kentucky

Learn how key structures of classical architecture impact surgical anatomy, preoperative planning, and operative repair of CMF fractures, leading to improved outcomes.

Buttresses are the basis for reduction and repair of craniomaxillofacial fractures and are essential for determining the optimal location, for placement of reparative plates and screws.Craniomaxillofacial Buttresses: Anatomy and Operative Repair endorses surgical anatomy as a basis for operative intervention.

Special Features:

  • The first book to bring together experts in the five surgical areas involved in craniomaxillofacial (CMF) reconstruction after trauma: plastic surgery, oculoplastic surgery, otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, ophthalmology, and neurosurgery
  • Parallels between architecture and CMF anatomy, basic biomechanics, and advanced finite analysis depict the distribution of impact and the modern principles of operative repair
  • A recurring, two-part format provides continuity from chapter to chapter
  • Algorithms and illustrations, by renowned artist William Winn, reinforce a logical sequence of clinical management
  • Compelling preoperative, intra-operative, and postoperative photographs and supplemental text illustrate exemplary repair
  • Key references for repair of each anatomic region are especially helpful when managing complex injuries

From the frontal boss to the lower jaw, this book brings together history, applied surgical anatomy, and operative techniques in the CMF region in a way not seen since the classic by Reed O. Dingman and Paul Natvig in 1964. An educational reference for medical students, residents, fellows, and clinicians,Craniomaxillofacial Buttresses: Anatomy and Operative Repair simplifies board review-and-study.

From the foreword I by Robert M. Goldwyn, MD: [The text is] gracefully written every word has been chosen carefully. Seldom is a reader fortunate enough to find and learn from a book so much, so effortlessly.

From the foreword II by Paul M. Manson, MD: There are no facial fracture texts in any of the five specialties that deal with facial injury in this amount of detail; nor do they cover all of the craniofacial areas of modern interest, as does this text.


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