Essential Tissue Healing of the Face and Neck

ISBN: 978-1-60795-007-3




David Hom MD, FACS

Professor & Director Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital


Patricia Hebda PhD

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, Cell Biology &

Physiology - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Director, ENT Wound Healing Research Program

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Rangos Research Center


Arun Gosain MD, FACS

DeWayne Richey II Professor, Plastic Surgery

Chief, Pediatric Plastic Surgery

Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland


Craig Friedman MD, FACS

Facial Plastic Surgeon

Visiting Surgeon, Yale-New Haven Hospital
Executive Vice President, Medical Technology and Research, Biomerix, Inc


More than 60 multi-specialty experts wrote the chapters in this unique textbook on wound healing of that most sensitive and visible area of the body---the face and neck. Essential Tissue Healing of the Face and Neck centers on healing skin, bone, cartilage, nerves, muscle, and mucosa inside the mouth---all areas where high vascularity accelerates post-surgery healing.  

Detailed, step-by-step surgical techniques demonstrate the best methods of tissue repair, integrating scientific principles with state-of-the-art clinical precepts. The book benefits from the diverse backgrounds and expertise of each of its authors, bringing the reader new insights into the question of why some facial and neck wounds heal satisfactorily and others do not.

The authors and editors created the textbook to present a holistic approach to surgery of the face and neck that integrates all aspects of the healing process.  Future directions for wound healing of the face and neck are also presented. The book is organized into three sections: the first section describes the healing of the structures of the face and neck; the second section addresses common clinical tissue-healing problems encountered and presents methods for treating them; and the third section discusses specific therapies used to optimize healing.

This beautifully illustrated text is an excellent state-of-the-art, comprehensive clinical tool for plastic surgeons, otolaryngologists, facial plastic surgeons, head and neck surgeons, and oral and maxillofacial surgeons.


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Reviewer: Jeffrey S. Rosenthal, MD(Bridgeport Hospital)

Description: In this book, the scientific explanations for healing or failure of the body to heal is coupled with a compelling exploration of how this model can be used in real life. With an understanding of these mechanisms, the healer can optimize the body's restorative mechanisms, or at the very least improve upon the end results. 
Purpose: The purpose of this book is to discuss the theoretical rationales related to the healing of the face and neck and then enable the practical application of these scientific principles. By unraveling the underlying basic science of the reparative mechanisms, the authors unveil the processes that can be employed to aid healing.
Audience: With authors from both academia and in the forefront of patient care, the book covers the scientific and clinical ramifications of healing. This multidisciplinary approach has broad interest for surgeons, clinicians, and researchers who deal with healing issues of the face and neck region.
Features: The first section of the book covers the salient healing features of the face and neck, including the skin, facial bones, nerves, muscles, throat, oral and sinonasal mucosa. The second grouping delves into the clinical problems of healing tissues, including facial burns, excessive scarring, laser resurfacing issues, irradiated skin, facial bone problems, soft tissue wounds, biology of the cranial bones, vocal cord scarring, facial nerve damage, and healing considerations of the neck. The final section is clinically organized to cover the therapeutic options for poor healing of wounds, nutrition, infection control, and the various modalities that optimize wound closure. The chapters are filled with didactic diagrams, photographs, and charts that help elucidate the main points of each topic. 
Assessment: Because of the time lag inherent in a publishing cycle, there is often a lack of up to the minute scientific information in a book. Nevertheless, this book warrants a careful perusal. The authors have bundled the science of wound healing with that of therapeutic applications that is important in clinical settings to procure optimal wound healing of the face and neck regions. This unique juxtaposition of research and clinical applications will serve the community of heal



Publication date: February 2009

490 pages

ISBN 978-1-60795-007-3
US $99.00