Dynamic muscle transfer in facial reanimation

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Abstract

Dynamic muscle transfers offer the hope of improved facial support and symmetry, with volitional movement. These are most commonly employed for reanimation of the oral commissure to produce a smile. In addition, muscle transfers have been used successfully to reestablish eye closure. Facial paralysis of long-standing duration presents challenges quite distinct from paralysis that is managed early after onset. It is in this situation, most commonly, that dynamic muscle transfers are used. In this respect, the alternative is free tissue transfer. Each of these two options have advantages and disadvantages.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)204-210
Number of pages7
JournalFacial Plastic Surgery
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2008

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Keywords

  • Dynamic muscle transfer
  • Facial paralysis
  • Facial reanimation
  • Temporalis sling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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