Facial palsy is a rare, devastating condition that effects approximately 50,000 people each year.
In this video, Rod J. Rohrich, MD, Editor-in-Chief of "Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery" talks about an experimental bionic device that may help people recover full facial animation after facial paralysis.
Read the January 2019 PRS #PlasticSurgery article, "Toward the Bionic Face: A Novel Neuroprosthetic Device Paradigm for Facial Reanimation Comprising Neural Blockade and Functional Electrical Stimulation" by Jowett, Kearney, Knox, and Hadlock.
This research complies with national standards for ethical care and use of laboratory animals (U.S.A, Canada)
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