Dynamic Reanimation for Facial Paralysis Questions & Answers

Updated: Jan 27, 2020
  • Author: Steven M Parnes, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is dynamic reanimation for facial paralysis?

Which dynamic reanimation procedures are used in the treatment of total unilateral facial paralysis?

Which static procedures are used in the treatment of total unilateral facial paralysis?

What is the goal of dynamic reanimation for facial paralysis?

How has dynamic reanimation for facial paralysis treatment evolved?

What are realistic expectations for dynamic reanimation for facial paralysis?

When is dynamic reanimation for facial paralysis indicated?

What is the anatomy of the facial nerve relevant to dynamic reanimation for facial paralysis?

What are the contraindications for dynamic reanimation for facial paralysis?

Workup

What is the role of lab tests in dynamic reanimation for facial paralysis?

Treatment

What is the role of medical therapy in dynamic reanimation for facial paralysis?

What is the algorithm for selection of a dynamic reanimation procedure for treatment of facial paralysis?

Which facial plastics surgical procedures are used in dynamic reanimation for facial paralysis?

What is the role of gold weights in the dynamic reanimation of facial paralysis?

What is the role of lateral tarsal strip in the dynamic reanimation of facial paralysis?

What is the role of brow lift in the dynamic reanimation of facial paralysis?

What is the role of facial nerve anastomosis for facial paralysis in the dynamic reanimation of facial paralysis?

How are donor nerves selected in facial nerve repair with grafts for the dynamic reanimation of facial paralysis?

Which conditions must be present for nerve transfer for the dynamic reanimation of facial paralysis?

How is hypoglossal nerve transfer performed for the dynamic reanimation of facial paralysis?

What are the advantages of masseteric nerve transposition for the dynamic reanimation of facial paralysis?

How is masseteric nerve transposition performed for the dynamic reanimation of facial paralysis?

What is the cross-facial technique of dynamic reanimation for facial paralysis?

When are the muscle transposition techniques used in the dynamic reanimation of facial paralysis?

How is temporalis muscle transposition performed for the dynamic reanimation of facial paralysis?

What are benefits of using a tendon transfer for dynamic reanimation of facial paralysis?

How is masseter muscle transposition performed for dynamic reanimation of facial paralysis?

What is the role of free muscle transfers in the dynamic reanimation of facial paralysis?

What are the possible complications of dynamic reanimation for facial paralysis?

How are the dynamic reanimation of facial paralysis outcomes classified?

Why are dynamic reanimation techniques for facial paralysis preferred to static repair?