Eur J Plast Surg (2008) 31:95 DOI 10.1007/s00238-008-0237-z BOOK REVIEW David E.E. Holck and John D. Ng (Eds), Evaluation and treatment of orbital fractures: a multidisciplinary approach Elsevier Saunders, Philadelphia, 2006, 544 pp, 205 illustrations, $135.00 USD, ISBN 0-7216-8756-3 I. Jackson Received: 25 February 2008 /Accepted: 28 February 2008 / Published online: 9 May 2008 Springer-Verlag 2008 This book is edited by two eminent ophthalmologists who discussed, and their advantages are presented. Skull bone are trained in oculoplastic surgery. There are 41 chapters grafts receive scant attention, and yet, these are frequently which are divided into four sections: Section I—Anatomy, the reconstruction material of choice. They are less Radiology, and Patient Selection; Section II—Orbital Wall expensive, and infection rarely, if ever, occurs. Fractures; Section III—Materials and Approaches in Orbital A more major criticism was to see orbital floor fractures Fracture Repair; and Section IV—Injuries Associated with being approached through a skin incision—again, a minor Orbital Fractures. There is an incredible mix of authors: 50 criticism; but it is “a not to do” procedure. Similarly, it is from ophthalmology disciplines, 25 plastic surgeons, six strange to see plates being used for cranial bone grafting to maxillofacial surgeons, five ear, nose, and throat (ENT) the nose! It is area like this which adds to the overall surgeons, five neurosurgeons, and several from other interest of the book. disciplines. Every aspect of orbital trauma and its treatment The chapter on late primary and secondary orbital has been covered comprehensively. fractures is extremely useful in terms of a review. The authors Normal anatomy is the lead chapter—this also includes add their small experience, again advising Medpore rather imaging, the quality of this chapter is superb. Modeling than bone. It is fair to say that those of us who tend to use the follows; It is interesting and should be known but is limited coronal approach will tend to use cranial bone because of ease in its use. Ultrasonography has a well-presented small of harvest and expense. The editors’ notes on this chapter are chapter. Patient evaluation is a chapter to be studied in very useful. Orbitozygomatic fractures are well discussed, depth. It contains all that is necessary for correct choice of and cranial bone grafting for the floor is mentioned. treatment and avoidance of complications. Because this is a multidisciplinary book, it will appeal to Section II is devoted to floor and wall fractures. This is everyone working in this field, and it is one of the “must adequate, but the associated difficult medial and lateral wall have” productions which occasionally appear in the involvement is not covered. The coronal flap approach literature. I congratulate Doctors Holck and Ng for putting receives scant attention. In many situations, this is the together such a comprehensive and beautifully illustrated approach of choice and is virtually complication-free if book. I doubt if we will need another one on this subject for designed and situated correctly. Implants are extensively many a long year. I. Jackson (*) Institute for Craniofacial and Reconstructive Surgery, 16001 West Nine Mile Road, Fisher Center-Third Floor, Southfield, MI 48075, USA e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org DO00237; No of Pages
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