The Treatment of Facial Palsy With Free Revascularised and Reinnervated Muscle Grafts

  • D. E. Tolhurst


The large number of operations described for the correction of facial palsy has not made the treatment of this deformity any easier. Besides the use of a static fascia sling, both muscle transpositions and free grafts have been employed, to say nothing of the rerouting of nerves, the use of cross facial nerve grafts and even combinations of some of these ideas. No doubt a good case can be made for each of these techniques but in the long run it should be possible to adhere to precise indications for each procedure based on logical and accumulated experience.


Motor Nerve Facial Palsy Nerve Graft Facial Paralysis Deep Peroneal Nerve 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. E. Tolhurst
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  1. 1.Department of Plastic SurgeryUniversity HospitalRotterdamThe Netherlands

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