Essential Tissue Healing of the Face and Neck

David B. Hom, MD FACS

Professor and Director, Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Cincinnati, Ohio

Patricia A. Hebda, PhD

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, Cell Biology, and Physiology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Director, ENT Wound Healing Research Program
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Rangos Research Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Arun K. Gosain, MD FACS

DeWayne Richey II Professor of Plastic Surgery
Chief, Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio

Craig D. Friedman, MD FACS

Facial Plastic Surgeon
Visiting Surgeon, Yale-New Haven Hospital
New Haven, Connecticut
Executive Vice President, Medical Technology and Research
Biomerix, Inc.
New York, New York

More than 60 multi-specialty experts contributed chapters to this unique textbook on wound healing of the most sensitive and visible area of the body – the face and neck. Wound healing is a physiological process essential for survival. Essential Tissue Healing of the Face and Neck centers on healing skin, bone, cartilage, nerves, muscle, and mucosa.

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 contributor 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. 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.

Part I. Salient Healing Features of the Specific Tissues of the Face and Neck
Chapter 1. Wound Healing of the Skin
Chapter 2. Facial Bones
Chapter 3. Cranial Cartilage Wound Healing: Implications for Facial Surgeons
Chapter 4. Peripheral Nerve
Chapter 5. Salient Healing Features of Muscles of the Face and Neck
Chapter 6. Salient Features of the Oral Mucosa
Chapter 7. Wound Healing of the Larynx
Chapter 8. Wound Healing in the Subglottis and Trachea
Chapter 9. Cervical Esophagus
Chapter 10. Salient Healing Features of the Tympanic Membrane
Chapter 11. Sinonasal Mucosal Wound Healing: Implications for Contemporary Rhinologic Surgery

Part II. Clinical Problems and Issues of Healing Tissues
Chapter 12. Burned Facial Skin
Chapter 13. Keloids and Hypertrophic Scarring
Chapter 14. Laser Resurfaced Facial Skin: Clinical Problems and Issues of Healing Tissues: Pearls and Pitfalls
Chapter 15. Irradiated Skin and Its Postsurgical Management
Chapter 16. Irradiated Soft Tissue Wounds
Chapter 17. Nonunion of the Mandible and the Irradiated Mandible
Chapter 18. Irradiated Temporal Bone
Chapter 19. Cranial Suture Biology and Craniosynostosis
Chapter 20. Vocal Fold Scar
Chapter 21. Clinical Considerations of Wound Healing in the Subglottis and Trachea
Chapter 22. The Facial Nerve After Injury

Part III. Therapeutic Options
Chapter 23. General Approach to a Poorly Healing Problem Wound: Practical and Clinical Overview
Chapter 24. Nutrition and Wound Healing
Chapter 25. Controlling Infection
Chapter 26. Wound Debridement
Chapter 27. Hyperbaric Oxygen and Wound Healing in the Head and Neck
Chapter 28. Blood Products in Wound Healing
Chapter 29. Growth Factors-Modulators of Wound Healing
Chapter 30. Vacuum Assisted Devices for Difficult Wounds of the Face and Neck
Chapter 31. Choice of Wound Dressings and Ointments
Chapter 32. Adipose Tissue in Stem Cell Biology

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Book Details

466 pages

Format

Hardback
8.5 in. x 11 in.

Publication Date February 2009
Audience

Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons, otorhinolaryngologists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, dermatologists, residents and students

ISBN 9781607950073