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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617736/symmetry-restoration-at-rest-after-masseter-to-facial-nerve-transfer-is-it-as-efficient-as-smile-reanimation
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Gang Chen, Wenjin Wang, Wei Wang, Wei Ding, Xianxian Yang
BACKGROUND: Masseter-to-facial nerve transfer is a highly efficient technique for reanimating paralyzed muscle and has been reported to restore facial symmetry at rest. However, no systematic studies have been performed, and the effects of preoperative droop oral commissure on postoperative symmetry at rest have rarely been reported. METHODS: The authors retrospectively analyzed 35 patients with masseteric-facial nerve anastomosis and assessed the quality and quantity of the dynamic recovery and the oral commissure symmetry at rest...
June 14, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615814/an-anatomical-study-for-localisation-of-zygomatic-branch-of-facial-nerve-and-masseteric-nerve-an-aid-to-nerve-coaptation-for-facial-reanimation-surgery-a-cadaver-based-study-in-eastern-india
#2
Ratnadeep Poddar, Alipta Bhattacharya, Iman Sinha, Asis Kumar Ghosal
CONTEXT: In cases of chronic facial palsy, where direct neurotisation is possible, ipsilateral masseteric nerve is a very suitable motor donor. We have tried to specifically locate the masseteric nerve for this purpose. AIMS: Describing an approach of localisation and exposure of both the zygomatic branch of Facial nerve and the nerve to masseter, with respect to a soft tissue reference point over face. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Observational cross sectional study, conducted on 12 fresh cadavers...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562372/masseteric-to-buccal-branch-nerve-transfer
#3
Sinehan B Bayrak, J David Kriet, Clinton D Humphrey
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review recent literature pertaining to the use of masseteric-facial nerve neurorrhaphy (MFNN) for facial reanimation in patients with facial paralysis. RECENT FINDINGS: First, MFNN effectively restores some midface tone and function, including the ability to smile. Second, use of the masseteric nerve minimizes synkinesis, dysarthria, and dysphagia that frequently occur after hypoglossal-facial nerve neurorrhaphy. Third, concurrent cable grafting to the zygomatic branch from an intact proximal facial nerve remnant - when available - can restore dynamic eye closure...
May 29, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544074/single-stage-aesthetic-and-functional-reconstruction-of-composite-facial-gunshot-wound-with-a-chimeric-functioning-muscle-and-fibular-osseous-flap-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#4
Andreas Gravvanis, Konstantinos Apostolou, Dimitrios Anterriotis, Dimosthenis Tsoutsos
The current concepts in the aesthetic and functional reconstruction of complex oromandibular defects are presented with a case of a patient with self-inflicted gunshot wound to the face. The patient presented with a 6 cm composite mandibular defect; the buccomandibular and suborbital aesthetic zones of the cheek along with the mucosa lining, and the ipsilateral facial musculature were missing. A rapid prototyping model of the facial skeleton was used to assist in preoperative planning. A single stage reconstruction with two free flaps was planned; a free fibula osseous flap to reconstruct the mandibular defect, and a free chimeric ALT/functioning vastus lateralis muscle...
May 23, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501454/masseteric-nerve-for-gracilis-muscle-re-innervation-in-unilateral-facial-palsy-impact-on-quality-of-life
#5
B Bianchi, A Ferri, V Poddi, M Bergonzani, G Pedrazzi, S Ferrari, E Sesenna
BACKGROUND: Unilateral established or congenital facial palsies are usually treated with neuromuscular transplantation to reanimate the impaired side of the face. One of the most debated points is the motor nerve to choose for the reinnervation of the transplant. Contra-lateral healthy facial nerve is usually preferred, but in selected cases motor nerve to masseter is considered a valuable option. However only a few clinical studies focused on quality of life in this subset of patients are available in literature...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481422/dual-chimeric-innervated-vastus-lateralis-free-flap-for-single-stage-blink-and-midface-reanimation
#6
Lauren S H Chong, Richard Tjahjono, Timothy J Eviston, Jonathan R Clark
BACKGROUND: The immediate reconstruction of the face in the setting of radical parotidectomy for malignancy represents a particular challenge. We present a novel technique using 2 sections of the vastus lateralis muscle as a chimeric flap in combination with the anterolateral thigh (ALT) fasciocutaneous flap to achieve midface reanimation and eye closure after radical parotidectomy. METHODS: The harvest technique in view of variations in chimeric muscle components, vascular pedicles, and neural coaptations is described herein...
May 8, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434583/a-proposal-for-new-neurorehabilitative-intervention-on-moebius-syndrome-patients-after-smile-surgery-proof-of-concept-based-on-mirror-neuron-system-properties-and-hand-mouth-synergistic-activity
#7
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Pier Francesco Ferrari, Anna Barbot, Bernardo Bianchi, Andrea Ferri, Gioacchino Garofalo, Nicola Bruno, Gino Coudé, Chiara Bertolini, Martina Ardizzi, Ylenia Nicolini, Mauro Belluardo, Elisa De Stefani
Studies of the last twenty years on the motor and premotor cortices of primates demonstrated that the motor system is involved in the control and initiation of movements, and in higher cognitive processes, such as action understanding, imitation, and empathy. Mirror neurons are only one example of such theoretical shift. Their properties demonstrate that motor and sensory processing are coupled in the brain. Such knowledge has been also central for designing new neurorehabilitative therapies for patients suffering from brain injuries and consequent motor deficits...
May 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424583/a-rodent-model-of-dynamic-facial-reanimation-using-functional-electrical-stimulation
#8
Mark A Attiah, Julius de Vries, Andrew G Richardson, Timothy H Lucas
Facial paralysis can be a devastating condition, causing disfiguring facial droop, slurred speech, eye dryness, scarring and blindness. This study investigated the utility of closed-loop functional electric stimulation (FES) for reanimating paralyzed facial muscles in a quantitative rodent model. The right buccal and marginal mandibular branches of the rat facial nerve were transected for selective, unilateral paralysis of whisker muscles. Microwire electrodes were implanted bilaterally into the facial musculature for FES and electromyographic (EMG) recording...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391532/outcome-of-a-graduated-minimally-invasive-facial-reanimation-in-patients-with-facial-paralysis
#9
Laura C Holtmann, Anja Eckstein, Kerstin Stähr, Minzhi Xing, Stephan Lang, Stefan Mattheis
Peripheral paralysis of the facial nerve is the most frequent of all cranial nerve disorders. Despite advances in facial surgery, the functional and aesthetic reconstruction of a paralyzed face remains a challenge. Graduated minimally invasive facial reanimation is based on a modular principle. According to the patients' needs, precondition, and expectations, the following modules can be performed: temporalis muscle transposition and facelift, nasal valve suspension, endoscopic brow lift, and eyelid reconstruction...
April 8, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363483/restoration-of-reaching-and-grasping-movements-through-brain-controlled-muscle-stimulation-in-a-person-with-tetraplegia-a-proof-of-concept-demonstration
#10
A Bolu Ajiboye, Francis R Willett, Daniel R Young, William D Memberg, Brian A Murphy, Jonathan P Miller, Benjamin L Walter, Jennifer A Sweet, Harry A Hoyen, Michael W Keith, P Hunter Peckham, John D Simeral, John P Donoghue, Leigh R Hochberg, Robert F Kirsch
BACKGROUND: People with chronic tetraplegia, due to high-cervical spinal cord injury, can regain limb movements through coordinated electrical stimulation of peripheral muscles and nerves, known as functional electrical stimulation (FES). Users typically command FES systems through other preserved, but unrelated and limited in number, volitional movements (eg, facial muscle activity, head movements, shoulder shrugs). We report the findings of an individual with traumatic high-cervical spinal cord injury who coordinated reaching and grasping movements using his own paralysed arm and hand, reanimated through implanted FES, and commanded using his own cortical signals through an intracortical brain-computer interface (iBCI)...
May 6, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299269/temporalis-pull-through-vs-fascia-lata-augmentation-in-facial-reanimation-for-facial-paralysis
#11
S M Balaji
OBJECTIVES: Surgical rehabilitation of facial palsy is challenging as each case is unique and success rate is often unpredictable. In one technique, temporalis is elevated from origin preserving vessels, and this elevation increases the length which is tunneled into buccal tissues (pull-through technique, Group A). In the other technique, a harvested fascia lata is attached to temporalis after a coronoidectomy release and the fascia lata is attached to the modiolus (Group B). The aim of this study is to compare the two different surgical techniques...
July 2016: Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268652/a-survey-on-the-feasibility-of-surface-emg-in-facial-pacing
#12
Ville Rantanen, Mirja Ilves, Antti Vehkaoja, Anton Kontunen, Jani Lylykangas, Eeva Makela, Markus Rautiainen, Veikko Surakka, Jukka Lekkala
A survey on the feasibility of surface electromyography (EMG) measurements in facial pacing is presented. Pacing for unilateral facial paralysis consists of the measurement of activity from the healthy side of the face and functional electrical stimulation to reanimate the paralyzed one. The goal of this study is to evaluate the feasibility of surface EMG as a measurement method to detect muscle activations and to determine their intensities. Prior work is discussed, and results from experiments where 12 participants carried out a set of facial movements are presented...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226834/a-survey-on-the-feasibility-of-surface-emg-in-facial-pacing
#13
Ville Rantanen, Mirja Ilves, Antti Vehkaoja, Anton Kontunen, Jani Lylykangas, Eeva Makela, Markus Rautiainen, Veikko Surakka, Jukka Lekkala, Ville Rantanen, Mirja Ilves, Antti Vehkaoja, Anton Kontunen, Jani Lylykangas, Eeva Makela, Markus Rautiainen, Veikko Surakka, Jukka Lekkala, Veikko Surakka, Jukka Lekkala, Mirja Ilves, Markus Rautiainen, Anton Kontunen, Antti Vehkaoja, Jani Lylykangas, Ville Rantanen, Eeva Makela
A survey on the feasibility of surface electromyography (EMG) measurements in facial pacing is presented. Pacing for unilateral facial paralysis consists of the measurement of activity from the healthy side of the face and functional electrical stimulation to reanimate the paralyzed one. The goal of this study is to evaluate the feasibility of surface EMG as a measurement method to detect muscle activations and to determine their intensities. Prior work is discussed, and results from experiments where 12 participants carried out a set of facial movements are presented...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198771/correlation-between-facial-nerve-axonal-load-and-age-and-its-relevance-to-facial-reanimation
#14
Austin Hembd, Purushottam Nagarkar, Justin Perez, Andrew Gassman, Philip Tolley, Joan Reisch, Charles L White, Shai M Rozen
BACKGROUND: Two-stage facial reanimation procedures with a cross-facial nerve graft often have unsatisfactory results in the older patient. Although the cause of result variability is likely multifactorial, some studies suggest that increased donor nerve axonal load improves function of a free muscle transfer after a cross-facial nerve graft. This study attempts to characterize the relationship between age and facial nerve axonal load. METHODS: Sixty-three fresh cadaveric heads were dissected to expose the facial nerve...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159544/analysis-of-the-ideal-muscle-weight-of-gracilis-muscle-transplants-for-facial-reanimation-surgery-with-regard-to-the-donor-nerve-and-outcome
#15
David Braig, Holger Bannasch, G Björn Stark, Steffen U Eisenhardt
BACKGROUND: Free functional muscle transfers represent the 'criterion standard' for smile reconstruction in facial paralysis. The gracilis muscle is a common donor muscle; however, no data exist regarding the volume of the muscle tissue that is necessary for symmetric commissure excursion. METHODS: All patients with facial paralysis receiving a free functional muscle transfer for facial reanimation surgery between January 2009 and November 2015 were retrospectively analysed...
April 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121890/facial-reanimation-basic-surgical-tools-and-creation-of-an-effective-toolbox-for-treating-patients-with-facial-paralysis-part-a-functional-muscle-transfers-in-the-long-term-facial-palsy-patient
#16
Shai M Rozen
The literature on facial paralysis is vast; however, detailed videos of the basic tools of dynamic reanimation within the context of patient scenarios accompanied by detailed narrative emphasizing both technique and thought processes are not common. Although not all scenarios of facial paralysis can be discussed in one setting, videographic visualization of basic surgical procedures, including facial marking, facial dissection, donor nerve preparation, cross-facial nerve graft, nerve transfers, and muscle harvest and inset, may provide a strong toolbox...
February 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121882/pedicled-temporalis-muscle-flap-for-craniofacial-reconstruction-a-35-year-clinical-experience-with-366-flaps
#17
Stefano Spanio di Spilimbergo, Paolo Nordera, Samir Mardini, Giusy Castiglione, Harvey Chim, Vittore Pinna, Massimo Brunello, Claudio Cusino, Squaquara Roberto, Ugo Baciliero
BACKGROUND: In the past 130 years, the temporalis muscle flap has been used for a variety of different indications. In this age of microsurgery and perforator flaps, the temporalis muscle flap still has many useful applications for craniofacial reconstruction. METHODS: Three hundred sixty-six temporalis muscle flaps were performed in a single center between 1978 and 2012. The authors divided the cases into two series-before and after 1994-because, after 1994, they started to perform free flap reconstructions, and indications for reconstruction with a temporalis muscle flap were changed RESULTS:: In the series after 1994, flaps were most commonly used for reconstruction of defects in the maxilla, mandible, and oropharynx, in addition to facial reanimation and filling of orbital defects...
February 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073285/muscle-nerve-muscle-grafting-for-facial-reanimation-in-rats
#18
Steven J Charous, Jeffery M Hotaling, Bridget D Burgess, Joshua M Sappington, James Park, Grant Turek, Eileen M Foecking
OBJECTIVE: Facial paralysis is a devastating condition leaving patients with a myriad of aesthetic and functional consequences. Muscle-nerve-muscle (MNM) neurotization is a reinnervation technique that involves implanting an autogenous nerve graft as a conduit between an innervated "donor" muscle and a denervated "recipient" muscle. We investigated the use of MNM reinnervation, alone or in combination with electrical stimulation (ES) and testosterone propionate (TP) in comparison to nerve reanastomosis (RE), on functional recovery following rat facial nerve injury...
April 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067972/single-innervated-segmented-vastus-lateralis-for-midfacial-reanimation-during-radical-parotidectomy
#19
Lauren S H Chong, Timothy J Eviston, Bruce Ashford, Ardalan Ebrahami, Jonathan R Clark
BACKGROUND: Innervated free muscle transfer using the gracilis muscle or temporalis myoplasty has been successfully utilized for facial reanimation in chronic facial palsy. These techniques are less suited to immediate facial reconstruction in the setting of radical parotidectomy, in which the complexity of the defect, patient age, postoperative radiotherapy, and limited life expectancy pose particular challenges. METHODS: We present a novel description of the use of a chimeric anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap and innervated vastus lateralis to achieve midface static suspension and dynamic reanimation in the setting of radical parotidectomy...
March 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006048/test-retest-reliability-and-agreement-between-in-person-and-video-assessment-of-facial-mimetic-function-using-the-eface-facial-grading-system
#20
Caroline A Banks, Nate Jowett, Tessa A Hadlock
Importance: Use of a robust high-resolution instrument for grading of facial symmetry would enhance reporting the outcomes of facial reanimation interventions. The eFACE is one such tool. Objective: To determine test-retest reliability of the eFACE tool over time and agreement between eFACE assessments made in person vs those made using video of facial mimetic function. Design, Setting, and Participants: A prospective observational study was conducted among 75 consecutive patients with varying degrees of facial palsy who presented between July 1 and December 31, 2014, to an academic tertiary referral hospital...
May 1, 2017: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
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