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.
- "Buttresses" is the first book to coalesce the expertise of the five specialties 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 (load-forces to-and-from the craniofacial skeleton) and the modern principles of operative repair
- A recurring, two-part format provides continuity, from chapter to chapter. Part 1 identifies the anatomy of a specific CMF region; Part 2 serially depicts clinical presentation, radiographic evaluation, modern techniques of operative repair, and potential collateral damage.
- 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; Additional Biography allows the reader to efficiently further delve, in select cases.
From the frontal boss to the lower jaw, this book is one-of-a-kind and 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."
1: The Human Skull as a Sanctuary
2: Structural Physics of the Craniomaxillofacial Skeleton
3: Finesse in Buttress Restitution
4: The Palatal Platform and Lower Midface
5: The Mandible
6: The Cranial Vault and Cranial Base (Frontal, Sphenoid, Temporal, and Occipital Bones)
7: The Medial Orbital Frame and Central Upperface (Nasal-Nasoseptal, Naso-Maxillary, Orbito-Ethmoid, and Orbito-Sphenoid Complex)
8: The Lateral Orbital Frame, Orbito-Zygomatic Complex (Lateral Upper Face), and Orbit
9: Pan-Craniomaxillofacial Injury
Richard A. Pollock, M.D.
University of Kentucky (Editor)