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ASMS: The American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
ASMS: The American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons

Leaders in the Education, Art, and
Science of Facial Reconstruction

Essentials of Maxillofacial Surgery

ESSENTIALS of Maxillofacial Surgery
The Essentials of Maxillofacial Surgery book has been written by residents for medical students, and serves to provide a basic education and awareness of the surgical specialty or Maxillofacial Surgery. It is not designed to be an all-inclusive text, but an outline of the terminology, anatomy, diagnosis, and treatment of the broad and complex array of maxillofacial and craniofacial problems. It is intended to serve as a pocket guide that is visually oriented, can be quickly used as a reference, and read from cover to cover in a short period.

Maxillofacial surgery, along-standing subspecialty of Plastic Surgery, had its beginnings in the early part of the 20th century during World War I when trench warfare created a large number of severe facial injuries. Their treatment required the development of an integrated approach of reconstructive surgery and dentistry, which remains the guiding principles of Maxillofacial Surgery today. It has grown from its beginnings in facial trauma to include congenital cleft and craniofacial deformities, jaw surgery, reconstruction of extirpated tumor defects, to aesthetic facial surgery. Maxillofacial surgery requires an understanding and assimilation of medical and dental principles involving anatomy, biomaterials, and manual dexterity. Surgical manipulation of facial anatomy is unforgiving in its visible outcomes to the patient and society.

The American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons is proud to provide complimentary access to the Essentials of Maxillofacial Surgery handbook to all medical students in the United States and Canada.

Full Book
Chapter 1: Anatomy PAGE: 9
Chapter 2: Facial Aesthetics and Proportion PAGE: 16
Chapter 3: Radiology PAGE: 24
Chapter 4: Surgical Approaches PAGE: 31
Chapter 5: Facial Fractures PAGE: 45
Chapter 6: Congenital Orofacial Deformities PAGE: 50
Chapter 7: Craniofacial Surgery PAGE: 57
Chapter 8: Orthognathic Surgery PAGE: 65
Chapter 9: Temporomandibular Joint PAGE: 72
Chapter 10: Bone Fixation Techniques PAGE: 79
Chapter 11: Bone Grafting/Replacement PAGE: 85
Chapter 12: Distraction Osteogenesis of the Craniomaxillofacial Skeleton PAGE: 90
Chapter 13: Aesthetic Facial Surgery PAGE: 94
Chapter 14: Microtia Reconstruction PAGE: 98

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