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Editor's Correspondence
May 2007

Efficacy and Safety of Endotine Fixation Device in Endoscopic Brow-Lift

Author Affiliations

Correspondence: Dr Byrne, Department of Otorhinolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Johns Hopkins University Hospital, 601 N Caroline St, JHOC, Sixth Floor, Baltimore, MD 21287-1910 (pbyrne2@jhmi.edu).

Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2007;9(3):212-214. doi:10.1001/archfaci.9.3.212

Correspondence: Dr Byrne, Department of Otorhinolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Johns Hopkins University Hospital, 601 N Caroline St, JHOC, Sixth Floor, Baltimore, MD 21287-1910 (pbyrne2@jhmi.edu).

A variety of techniques have been described for fixation of the brow-lift. The Endotine forehead device (CoApt Systems Inc, Palo Alto, Calif) is an implantable bioabsorbable fixation device designed to provide multipoint distributed tension for fixation during brow-lift in a rapid manner. It is intended to provide the surgeon with unique flexibility in both the degree of fixation and vectors of pull. In addition, it is designed to allow for refixation during the procedure to make adjustments to brow position. Herein, I report retrospectively the cases of 31 consecutive patients who underwent endoscopic brow-lift using the Endotine forehead fixation system.

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