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2011-11-28 11:44:13

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. Results of a new study on human face transplantation, led by Darren M. Smith, M.D., plastic surgery resident at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), were presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Devastating injuries or defects of the...

2011-11-09 10:38:33

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...

2011-07-15 10:16:00

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...

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2011-06-12 06:46:26

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. Charla Nash, 57, was attacked by a friend's 200-pound chimpanzee in February 2009. Travis the chimpanzee went berserk and ripped off Nash's hands, nose, lips and eyelids before police shot and killed it. The mauling left Nash blind and she has only been able to take in pureed food through the small opening that was left of what used to be her...

2011-05-11 00:00:27

Results Similar to Conventional Nerve Repair"”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 the...

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2011-04-26 13:25:10

Doctors at a Boston hospital have performed the nation's second full-face transplant. A team of over 30 doctors, nurses and other staff at Brigham and Women's Hospital worked for over 14 hours last week to replace the full facial area of 30-year-old Mitch Hunter. The procedure replaced Hunter's nose, eyelids, lips, facial animation muscles and the nerves that power them and provide sensation. Hunter suffered his injuries during a 2001 accident involving a high-voltage electrical wire. The...

2011-03-29 13:39:53

First for Emory - College student from Orlando undergoes 19-hour procedure to improve quality of life Transplant and reconstructive surgeons from Emory University Hospital announced today at a news conference that they have successfully performed a rare complete hand transplant on 21-year-old Linda Lu, a college student from Orlando, Fla.  This is a first for the Atlanta Hospital.  The 19-hour surgery took place on Saturday, March 12 and involved multiple teams of surgeons,...

2011-03-26 00:00:28

ASPS Member Surgeons Lead the Way Arlington Heights, IL (Vocus/PRWEB) March 25, 2011 The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), is proud to announce multiple members participated in last week's first full face transplant on 25-year-old burn victim Dallas Wiens of Texas. More than 30 medical professionals assisted Wiens who suffered from fourth-degree burns on his face due to a work-related accident in 2008. Last week's 15-hour surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston marks...