More than 60 multi-specialty experts wrote the chapters in this unique textbook on wound healing of that most sensitive and visible area of the body---the face and neck. Essential Tissue Healing of the Face and Neck centers on healing skin, bone, cartilage, nerves, muscle, and mucosa inside the mouth---all areas where high vascularity accelerates post-surgery healing.
Detailed, step-by-step surgical techniques demonstrate the best methods of tissue repair, integrating scientific principles with state-of-the-art clinical precepts. The book benefits from the diverse backgrounds and expertise of each of its authors, bringing the reader new insights into the question of why some facial and neck wounds heal satisfactorily and others do not.
The authors and editors created the textbook to present a holistic approach to surgery of the face and neck that integrates all aspects of the healing process. Future directions for wound healing of the face and neck are also presented. The book is organized into three sections: the first section describes the healing of the structures of the face and neck; the second section addresses common clinical tissue-healing problems encountered and presents methods for treating them; and the third section discusses specific therapies used to optimize healing.
This beautifully illustrated text is an excellent state-of-the-art, comprehensive clinical tool for plastic surgeons, otolaryngologists, facial plastic surgeons, head and neck surgeons, and oral and maxillofacial surgeons.
David Hom MD, FACS
Professor & Director Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Patricia Hebda PhD
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, Cell Biology &
Physiology - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Director, ENT Wound Healing Research Program
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Rangos Research Center
Arun Gosain MD, FACS
DeWayne Richey II Professor, Plastic Surgery
Chief, Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland
Craig Friedman MD, FACS
Facial Plastic Surgeon
Visiting Surgeon, Yale-New Haven Hospital
Executive Vice President, Medical Technology and Research, Biomerix, Inc