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MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY

This Section is written by my wife, Dr. Elizabeth Salinas Talán Maxilofacial Surgeon Trained at: Adolfo Lopez Mateos Hospital ISSSTE, Mexico City Maxillofacial Surgery is a specialty branch from Odontology, and includes different types of surgeries pertaining to the face’s upper, middle and lower thirds; this specialty encompasses: RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY: Involves surgery of fractures of the face (jaw, maxilla, orbits). For restoration of which mini Titanium plates and screws are placed, leaving them perfectly aligned…

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CLEFT LIP AND PALATE

The Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery, is one that corrects deformities of the palate, upper lip and nose. These deformities are present at birth and are caused by an alteration of the anatomy and function on these structures during the embryonary period. These changes are by definition familiar congenital and hereditary. Not everyone that is born with cleft lip or palate, i.e. “harelip”, must necessarily engender a similar case in their offspring, but there is…

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SCAR IMPROVEMENT

This page should be the initial and most important text in a Plastic surgeon’s Web Page, if not the most consulted by patients. This issue of scars and wounds is one of the most intriguing things to humans when we talk about plastic surgery. The fact that this section is in the Reconstructive Surgery section is because patients often come to us having been already operated by emergency physicians in hospitals, or other colleagues, and…

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SURGERY OF SKIN TUMORS

It is very convenient to read and re-read these instructions, and to find answers to many of the doubts and questions that are often made about plastic surgery of lesions in the skin that we call “tumors”. SQUAMOUS CARCINOMA OF ROOT OF NOSE, RECONSTRUCTED WITH A FOREHEAD FLAP It is impossible to include in this small space all the possibilities of superficial lesions that occur in the skin, but I will just describe the most…

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SURGERY OF THE HAND

History of Surgery of the Hand The unique functional and psychological attributes of the hand have been recognized since ancient times. It is said that Julius Caesar during the Gallic wars, rather than killing captured enemy warriors, ordered their thumbs to be amputated.  These mutilated men were unable effectively to bear arms again and served as a warning to others. Similarly, in the Peloponnesian War the same practice is cited, carried out by the Athenians, upon…

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