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AFIRM: Research: Clinical Trials: Minimally Invasive Reconstructive Surgery Available for Craniofacial Injuries in Wounded Military Personnel and Veterans

Minimally Invasive Reconstructive Surgery Available for Craniofacial Injuries in Wounded Military Personnel and Veterans

Combat related injuries resulting in facial trauma are common, and can have major consequences on a person's quality of life. While the facial bones can often be reconstructed, physicians strive to find better ways to accurately restore injured facial features.

In this pilot research program supported by the Department of Defense, the research study team is interested in examining newer techniques in facial soft tissue reconstruction to victims of facial trauma. The research study aims to evaluate how well the results last over time.

The following criteria are necessary for participation in this study:

  • Adult male or female, 18 years and over, who are or were members of the US Armed Forces
  • Have suffered trauma to the face
  • Be at least 3 months since the facial injury or the facial surgery

The procedure, and all study related activity, including travel expenses, will be provided by the research study.

People who meet the criteria for the study and are willing to participate in this research study looking at the outcomes of the reconstructive procedure can contact Carlynn by email at crj9@pitt.edu.

Last Modified Date: 16 Mar 2010