Correction of the recalcitrant posttraumatic periorbital soft-tissue deformity: A novel microsurgical approach

Eduardo D. Rodriguez, Rachel Bluebond-Langner, Lara Devgan, Michael P. Grant, Nicholas Iliff, Paul N. Manson

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Abstract

Posttraumatic periorbital defects require recruitment of vascularized soft tissue and expansion of the soft-tissue envelope. Optimal results following late reconstructions are limited by softtissue contracture, an unyielding soft-tissue envelope, and a poorly vascularized bed. Free tissue transfer provides a permanent simultaneous filler and expander in a hostile posttraumatic environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1978-1981
Number of pages4
JournalPlastic and reconstructive surgery
Volume121
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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