Latest Face transplant Stories
Face transplantation, a procedure popularized in fiction, most notably from the movie Face Off, starring Nicholas Cage and John Travolta, is now reality, thanks to researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Boston, who have successfully performed three such operations this year.
Victims of serious facial injuries can now be more hopeful than ever because of 3-D imaging that, when combined with conventional medical imaging, can successfully aid in transplanting the human face.
By combining conventional medical imaging with some of the same 3-D modeling techniques used in Hollywood blockbusters, researchers are offering new hope to victims of serious facial injuries.
Research work drawn up by specialists from the Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery at the University of Navarra Hospital has shown that, after surgical treatment for facial paralysis through using muscular transplant and nervous transposition (connection of facial muscle to a nerve different from the injured facial nerve), the brain of a woman – in comparison to that of a male - manages to adapt itself better, recovers the spontaneous smile and has a greater time...
LOS ANGELES, July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a major step into a new transplantation frontier, UCLA has established a first-of-its-kind program to restore functionality and enhance quality of life for people who have suffered severe trauma or other disfiguring injuries to the upper extremities, face or abdomen. The UCLA Section of Reconstructive Transplantation represents a multidisciplinary effort to use a new transplantation approach known as vascularized composite...
A Connecticut woman who was mauled more than two years ago has received a new face, the third full face transplant to be performed in the United States.
Results Similar to Conventional Nerve Repairâ€”Even When Nerves Aren't Reconnected Arlington Heights, IL (PRWEB) May 09, 2011 Recovery of sensation after facial transplantation is similar to, or even better than, that achieved by conventional surgery to repair nerve injuries, reports a study in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Surprisingly, recovery of the sense of feeling in...
Doctors at a Boston hospital have performed the nation's second full-face transplant.
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