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Extended Follow-up Study of Vascularized Muscle Transplantation for Treatment of Long-Standing Facial Palsy

  • K. Ueda
  • K. Harii
  • A. Yamada
Conference paper

Abstract

In a case of facial paralysis where a facial nerve stump is not available at the recipient site, free vascularized muscle transplantation combined with a cross-face nerve graft can provide natural symmetrical contraction synchronous with contralateral facial movement. Since 1973, when this procedure was first reported by one of the authors (K. Harii), we have transplanted more than 150 skeletal muscles (usually the gracilis muscle) for the treatment of established facial paralysis.

Keywords

Skeletal Muscle Muscle Activity Plastic Surgery Quantitative Evaluation Muscle Fatigue 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Ueda
    • 1
  • K. Harii
    • 1
  • A. Yamada
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plastic SurgeryUniversity of TokyoJapan

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