New method may improve face transplant matches
Face transplants — some with remarkable results — are increasingly becoming an option for people with devastating burns and other severe facial injuries. A new study finds that measuring five specific facial landmarks before the surgery may help better match donors and recipients. "Although there have been many advances made in facial transplantation, reproducible methods of predicting donor-to-recipient match would be very useful, as it can take many months to locate an appropriate donor," study co-author Dr. Bohdan Pomahac said in an American Society of Plastic Surgeons news release.
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