Mitek bone-anchored static suture suspension of the oral commissure

June 8, 2014
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Facial Plastic Surgery Clinic

Static facial suspension plays an important role in long-standing facial nerve paralysis, and techniques continue to evolve. Although other procedures are less morbid and invasive than our dynamic facial technique, they also have their complications and limitations.

We describe our technique for treating facial nerve paralysis (figure 1, A) with a novel procedure to achieve lower-face suspension and regional muscle transfer using a Mitek bone-anchored static suture. Our technique is effective in providing satisfactory suspension of the oral commissure (figure 1, B).

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