Saturday, October 18, 2014

'Super-Innervation' of a Free Latissimus Dorsi Flap in Facial Reanimation: A Novel Strategy for Supplementing Muscle Innervation

The gold-standard for facial reanimation in facial palsy involves a first stage crossed facial nerve graft and a second stage free muscle flap transfer, with a single neurorrhaphy of the muscle flap nerve to the nerve graft. The timing of the second stage is usually 6 months after the first stage, which is undertaken once there is a positive Tinnel's sign.

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