Preservation of bone flaps in patients with postcraniotomy infections.
The use of frozen autogenous bone flaps in delayed cranioplasty revisited.
A second publication, "The Bone Flap Solution" by Karen Ecarius and Susan Malionek from the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Va.
June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- LifeNet Health, a leading allograft bio-implant and regenerative material company, is pleased to announce two key publications regarding its innovative OsteoCleanse(TM) autograft cleaning service for the treatment of infected or contaminated cranial bone flaps.
A hyoid bone flap
with a muscle pedicle can be used to correct both glottic and subglottic stenosis.
Coverage encompasses ambulatory anesthesia, third molar and implant surgery, maxillofacial trauma, orthognathic surgery, distraction osteogenesis, obstructive sleep apnea, cleft and craniofacial surgery, cosmetic surgery, temporomandicular joint surgery, ablative oral/head and neck surgery, lip cancer, hard and soft tissue reconstruction, and microvascular composite bone flaps
After the swelling went down, Welling put the bone flaps
back into place, and it took Johnson about another week to wake up.
Defects developed secondary to small bone fragments removal after comminuted fractures, infection-driven loss of the bone flaps
elevated for decompression craniotomy, bone tumor resection and vicious consolidation of facial fractures.
The 17 articles on muscle and musculocutaneous procedures include an introduction to types of blood supply for muscles, deltoid flaps, brachioradialis and flaps of the gluteus maximus, sartoris, femoral flaps, biceps, and other structures, and the 44 articles on bone flaps
cover virtually every current procedure.
With the exception of the mandible, the bones have been corrected to a certain extent using bone flaps
from a donor site of the patient's body.
Once the skin and bone flaps
are released, dissection continues proximally to the axilla in preparation for flap harvest.
Surgeons report that using the Viewing Wand means smaller incisions and bone flaps
, more precise surgery, fewer complications, and reduced hospital stays.
Clinical summaries for the 69 patients, who ranged in age from 11 to 84, indicated decreased operating time, smaller bone flaps
(resulting in less traumatic surgery) and shortened hospital stays.