Keywords : FACIAL REANIMATION
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 4, Pages 1499-1504
AIM- To discuss the various available methods for facial nerve repair for facial reanimation
BODY- Our face acts like a window to the world. It helps us to communicate. It helps us to express our emotions. Disorders of the face, involving the ones that disrupt facial movements, cause severe negative psychosocial impact on an individual. It is thus of utmost importance that this facial movement be restored, irrespective of the age or gender of the individual. Many different techniques have thus been devised in order to reanimate the face, which involve nerve repair and functional muscle grafts or transfers. In this review literature we shall delve into the various ways the facial nerve can be repaired.
CONCLUSION- All these techniques, however effective may they be, create certain morbid conditions. Thus, it is imperative to do more research in order to devise such a technique which produces great results in reanimation of the face without inducing morbidity.