Management of soft tissue injuries

Jordan P. Steinberg, Alexandra Junewicz, Arun K. Gosain

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Soft tissue injuries represent the most common manifestation of craniomaxillofacial trauma seen and evaluated by emergency medical as well as surgical personnel. These soft tissue injuries of the head and neck frequently pose challenging reconstructive problems for the craniomaxillofacial surgeon, and their management entails careful evaluation and planning for optimal treatment. This chapter provides an overview of craniomaxillofacial soft tissue injuries and highlights the major considerations in their management. The reader is provided with a basic framework for analysis of the respective injuries by anatomic region as well as a guiding set of principles for repair. The chapter concludes with special considerations for bite wounds, pediatric soft tissue injuries, and soft tissue injuries associated with craniomaxillofacial fractures to give the reader additional information on these commonly encountered entities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFerraro's Fundamentals of Maxillofacial Surgery
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781461483410
ISBN (Print)9781461483403
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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