Seminars in Plastic Surgery 2017; 31(02): 069-072
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1601370
Review Article
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Initial Assessment and Evaluation of Traumatic Facial Injuries

Tuan A. Truong
1  Division of Plastic Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
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Publication Date:
09 May 2017 (online)

Abstract

The care of the facial trauma patient continues to evolve in the ever-changing face of medicine. Patients can be reassured that their care is managed by a variety of specialists knowledgeable in the assessment and management of complex facial injuries. Thanks in part to advances in imaging modalities, bone fixation techniques and technology, and a wider array of reconstructive procedures, the foundation upon which the reconstructive ladder of facial injuries rests continues to expand. The overall goal of repair is a return to a preinjury state of form and function.