This book provides a comprehensive review of the new technologies that are having a tremendous impact on the complex field of craniomaxillofacial reconstructive surgery. Readers will find detailed information on the technologies themselves, their indications, and their benefits. The coverage encompasses the use of biomaterials and tissue engineering, virtual planning and CAD/CAM techniques, the various applications of computer-assisted surgery, and intraoperative navigation. Robotic surgery, endoscopic approaches, and piezoelectric surgery are each addressed within individual chapters. New developments in craniofacial pediatric surgery are discussed, and the book concludes by examining the present and future of facial transplantation. The text is supported by numerous high-quality color illustrations, and the team of authors comprises prestigious international leaders in the specialty. The book will be of value for all who are interested in learning about the innovations and developments that are reducing morbidity and improving outcomes in patients who require craniomaxillofacial reconstruction.
• Covers computer-assisted surgical techniques in detail
• Examines advances in biomaterials and tissue engineering
• Describes virtual planning and CAD/CAM techniques