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Sept/Oct 2013

Reanimation of the Paralyzed FaceRadial Forearm-Pronator Quadratus Muscle Flap

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2013;15(5):388-390. doi:10.1001/jamafacial.2013.1201

Neurovascular free muscle transplantation has become a well established procedure for treating irreversible facial paralysis. Multiple methods of neurovascular free muscle transplantation for reanimating the paralyzed face exist,1,2 but methods combining soft-tissue skin defect reconstruction with functional neuromuscular reconstructions are rare.

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