Bioresorbable devices are now available for use in virtually all craniomaxillofacial and neurosurgical skeletal repairs and reconstructions. The ease with which these devices are contoured and fixated has led to newer and quicker techniques that improve a child's appearance. After bone healing is completed, these devices dissolve in the body and leave no trace. Made out of polymers that are native to the body, these devices are free of harmful effects.
Dr. Ralph E. Holmes and Dr. Steven R. Cohen have worked to develop new devices, such as biodegradable distraction plates. They also serve as a primary development site for newer techniques of utilizing bioresorbable devices, such as in complex otoplasty and rhinoplasty.
Cutting-edge technologies and changes in surgical techniques are being demonstrated to surgeons throughout the country and overseas by Dr. Cohen and Dr. Holmes. They have traveled to centers such as Johns Hopkins, Stanford, New York University, and many other leading craniofacial centers to lecture, as well as to demonstrate these techniques.
Bioresorbable Devices Patient 1: Before and After
Bioresorbable Devices Patient 2: Before and After
Bioresorbable Devices Patient 3: Before and After
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