Classification and Diagnosis: Epidemiology of Craniofacial / Skull Base Fractures.- Anatomy and Topography of the Craniofacial Region.- Radiology of the Craniofacial Region.- Mechanisms of Craniofacial Fractures.- Classification of Cranio-facial Fractures.- Mechanisms of Craniofacial Fractures.- Craniofacial Fracture Symptoms. Therapy: Neurosurgical Management in Head Injuries.- Surgical Repair in Craniofacial Fractures.- Methods of Dural and Skull-Base Treatment.- Osteosynthesis in Craniofacial Fracture Treatment.- Intraoperative Navigation: Techniques and Systems in Craniofacial Trauma.- Bone Grafts and Specific Implants in Craniofacial Fracture Treatment.- Complications and Late Sequela Following Craniofacial Reconstruction.- Surgical Strategy in Complex Craniofacial Trauma Care - The Expert's Experience and Suggestions.- A Treatment Algorithm in Craniofacial Reconstruction - Future Developments.
This book, now in a revised and updated second edition, offers detailed guidance on the diagnosis, surgical planning, and interdisciplinary treatment of craniofacial trauma. The first part of the book addresses epidemiology, anatomy, radiological diagnosis and innovations, fracture classification, fracture mechanisms, and symptoms. The second part then focuses on treatment, explaining operative principles and providing step-by-step descriptions of a variety of hard and soft tissue reconstructive procedures. Here, individual chapters are devoted to neurosurgical management, surgical repair of fractures, methods of dural and skull base treatment, osteosynthesis, intraoperative navigation techniques and systems, reconstruction with bone grafts and alloplastic materials, and complications and late sequelae. The book concludes by discussing surgical strategy in complex craniofacial trauma care and presenting a treatment algorithm that takes into account new developments. Craniofacial Trauma will be an indispensable reference for residents in maxillofacial training and for maxillofacial/neurosurgeons in the specialized field of craniofacial traumatology.
Nicolas P. Hardt is Professor and was Head of the Clinic for Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, Kantonsspital, Lucerne, Switzerland from 1974 until 2007. Dr. Hardt graduated in Dentistry and Medicine at the University of Bonn, Germany, and subsequently completed a residency at the Clinic for Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery in Bonn. In 1970 he was appointed Senior Assistant in the Clinic for Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Berne in Switzerland. He then qualified as a Specialist for Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery in both Switzerland (1974) and Germany (1975). Dr. Hardt completed his Habilitation (Privatdozent for Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery) in 1981 and became a Full Professor at the University of Zurich in 1990.
Peter Kessler is Professor and Head of the Department of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, Maastricht University Medical Center (MUMC), Maastricht, The Netherlands. Dr. Kessler graduated in Dentistry and Medicine at the University of Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany, in 1986 and 1997 respectively and completed his Habilitation at the university in 2001. He qualified as a Specialist in Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery in 1999 and also holds a qualification in plastic surgery (2003). From 1999 to 2001 he was employed as a Specialist at the Oral, Maxillofacial, and Facial Surgery Clinic, University Clinic of Erlangen-Nurnberg; thereafter he became a Senior Lecturer and Vice-Director at the clinic before taking up his current position in Maastricht in 2007.
Johannes Kuttenberger is Privatdozent and Head of the Clinic for Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, Kantonsspital, Lucerne, Switzerland since 2005. Dr. Kuttenberger graduated in Dentistry and Medicine at the University of Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany, in 1983/1990. He qualified as a Specialist in Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery in 1994 and completed his Habilitation at the University of Basel in 2011. From 1989 to 1995 he was employed as a Specialist at the Oral, Maxillofacial, and Facial Surgery Clinic, University Clinic of Erlangen-Nurnberg and then from 1996 to 2004 at the Clinic for Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, Lucerne, Switzerland as Vice-Director before taking up his current position in 2005 in Lucerne.