Aesthetics and Functionality in Ear Reconstruction (Advances by R. Staudenmaier, P.J. Bradley

By R. Staudenmaier, P.J. Bradley

Ear reconstruction has constructed from the only real plastic reconstruction of the auricle to a extra advanced strategy that comes with the useful rehabilitation of listening to. For the patient's gain the variety of surgical procedures should be lowered to 2 or 3 whereas nonetheless holding very good effects. This improvement is because of advancements in surgeries in addition to technical advancements comparable to bone-anchored listening to aids or cochlear implants. The authors of this quantity have thought of diverse features of reconstruction of critical ear malformation. advancements in surgical procedure and the alternative of prosthetic fabrics are heavily tested, and the advantages of alloplastic fabrics compared to autologous cartilage are mentioned. beauty results usually are not defined in isolation, yet with regards to advancements in sufferers' listening to, rather within the context of bone-anchored and implantable listening to aids. comparable fields, reminiscent of tissue engineering, carry large untapped strength for this region. The influence they're going to have sooner or later is mentioned intimately, aiding to color an image of therapies that may develop into on hand to pros. This quantity is an imperative assessment that may be of curiosity to otorhinolaryngologists, plastic surgeons, maxillofacial surgeons and pediatricians.

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42 Converse JM: Reconstruction of the auricle, part 1 and 2. Plast Reconstr Surg 1958;22:150–163, 230– 249. 43 Converse JM, Brent B: Acquired deformities; in Converse JM (ed): Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, ed 2. Philadelphia, Saunders, 1977, vol 3, pp 1724– 1733. 44 Lang E: Ein Fall von partieller Otoplastik. Arch klin Chir 1872;14:406–408. 45 Millard DR: The chondrocutaneous flaps in partial auricular repair. Plast Reconstr Surg 1966;37:523. 1905. Verh Fr Vrgg Chir Berlins 1905;18:91– 92. 47 Lexer E: Zur Gesichtsplastik.

Plastic Reconstr Surg 1994;93: 221–230, discussion 267–268. State-of-the-Art Autogenous Ear Reconstruction 6 Nagata S: Modification of the stages in total reconstruction of the auricle. Part II. Grafting the threedimensional costal cartilage framework for concha-type microtia. Plast Reconstr Surg 1994;93: 231–242, discussion 267–268. 7 Nagata S: Modification of the stages in total reconstruction of the auricle. Part III. Grafting the threedimensional costal cartilage framework for small concha-type microtia.

USA) is a tissue friendly, stable and infection-resistant framework material for use in auricular reconstruction [25]. It is a biocompatible thermoplastic synthetic material that is not prone to infections and has a pore size of 100–400 μm, making it possible for the tissue to infiltrate rapidly (fig. 1). The material can be easily molded and shaped as Ear Reconstruction with Porous Polyethylene Implants 55 Fig. 1. Porous polyethylene (PE; white masses) after implantation showing ingrowth of healthy fibrous tissue into the pores.

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