Navigation Links
Details Emerge About Approach, Results of First US Face Transplant
Date:9/21/2009

The surgeons involved in the first US near-total face transplant are offering full details about the research, preparation, actual surgery and current results of this ground-breaking procedure.

(Vocus) September 21, 2009 -- Nearly 8 months after the world’s first near-total face transplant, the surgeons involved are offering full details about the research, preparation, actual surgery and current results of this ground-breaking procedure. In an article recently published on the on the web-based version of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Dr. Maria Siemionow and her colleagues from the Cleveland Clinic describe how this operation was many years in the making.



After years of cadaver studies and mock transplantations, and countless hours spent investigating different transplant models, tolerance protocols and ethical concerns, the surgeons sought and won approval to perform such a surgery, leading to the establishment of the Cleveland Clinic face transplantation program. In December 2008, after having secured an appropriate patient who met the required specifications, the team replaced over 80 percent of the craniofacial anatomy of a female patient during a 22-hour surgery.

In this article, the surgeons provide, in detail, all of the steps taken to make this face transplant possible, including the group’s Institutional Review Board protocol and the Organ Procurement Organization approvals, the informed consent and patient selection process, a description of the clinical report, and the current state of the patient. The surgeons conclude the article by reporting that, at 8 months post-transplant, the patient currently exhibits excellent functional, psychological and social outcomes. This article will be published in print in the January 2010 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®.

By The Numbers:

- To date, there have been 7 partial-face transplants in the world.
- To date, there have been 8 double hand transplants in the world.
- There were nearly 5 million reconstructive plastic surgery procedures performed in the 2008, according to ASPS statistics.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/09/prweb2917634.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Study details regulation of vital tumor suppressor gene p53
2. University of Texas Study Details Lengthy Payment Delays for Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Claims, Confirming Need for Legislative Fix
3. New Case Study Details How an Illinois Hospital Created a Safe Lifting Team that Dramatically Reduced Injuries, Increased Staff Satisfaction
4. Morris Animal Foundation 2008 Sponsorship Guide Available, Details Current Animal Health Studies
5. New RAPS White Paper Details Career Development of Healthcare Products Regulatory Professionals
6. Details of Oregon Wine Regions First Luxury Inn, Spa Revealed at Groundbreaking Ceremony
7. Young Innovations, Inc. Provides Third Quarter Conference Call Details
8. Rural/Metro Enters Into Amendment and Waiver to Its Senior Credit Facility; Provides Restatement Details
9. Free White Paper Details Hospital Strategies for Meeting Joint Commission Compliance Requirements in the Environment of Care
10. Marketing and Meeting Details (M2D) Officially Launches an Innovative Life Sciences Marketing and Communications Company
11. White Paper Details How to Choose the Right EMS Provider for Medical Products Outsourcing
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Details Emerge About Approach, Results of First US Face Transplant
(Date:12/4/2016)... Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) , ... December 04, ... ... youthful appearance without undergoing major cosmetic surgery can now take advantage of a ... is an advanced skin rejuvenation treatment that reduces the appearance of age spots, ...
(Date:12/4/2016)... ... December 04, 2016 , ... Responsible dental care hinges on regular ... to achieve optimal results. This important necessity inspired an inventor from Las Vegas, Nev., ... to ensure that people break or avoid bad techniques of brushing the teeth in ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... Lori G. Cohen and ... office, will speak at the American Conference Institute’s 21st Drug & Medical Device ... a Lead Sponsor of the conference. , Cohen, who chairs the firm’s Pharmaceutical, Medical ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... Calif. (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2016 , ... On ... at the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego honoring the 2016 MPN Heroes—eight individuals who ... neoplasms (MPNs) by going above and beyond the standard of care, demonstrating leadership within ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... ... Area in Alabama are expected to attend the UNCF Dothan-Wiregrass Mayor’s Luncheon Dec. ... scholarship funds for area students and operating support to UNCF-member institutions, including Miles ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/2/2016)... , December 2, 2016 Orthopedic ... & Support) is Expected to Gain a Significant Market Share ... Orthopedic Ailments  ... , According to a ... on Medical Implants Sterile Packaging: Clamshell Product Type Segment Projected ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... N.J. , Dec. 2, 2016   CytoSorbents ... immunotherapy leader commercializing its European Union approved CytoSorb ... and cardiac surgery patients worldwide, announced that Dr. ... the 9th Annual LD Micro Main Event ... , 2016 at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel in ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... , December 2, 2016 On Thursday, ... 1.36%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average edged 0.36% higher, to ... down 0.35%. Losses were broad based as six out of ... initiated research reports on the following Services equities: Myriad Genetics ... QGEN ), INC Research Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: