Traditionally, each specialty involved in craniomaxillofacial trauma and
orthognathic surgery had its own areas of interest and expertise. This
introductory textbook is different in that it presents the combined and fo cused
expertise and competence of the different specialties on the entire craniofacial
The principles described in this textbook represent the evolution of
craniomaxillofacial buttress reconstruction over the last 60 years. In addition
to standard procedures,techniques representing recent surgical advances and new
developments are introduced as well.
This textbook not only provides an overview on current concepts of craniomaxillofacial trauma care and
orthognathic surgery, but also helps to understand the complexity of
the craniofacial skeleton and its related soft tissues for an
efficient and successful reconstruction of the face following trauma
and congenital deformities.