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Duke Plastic Surgery Hosts 5th Annual Craniomaxillofacial Trauma Course

Monday, August 6, 2018
Group photo of participants in the Duke Craniomaxillofacial Trauma Anatomy Course

The Duke Division of Plastic, Maxillofacial, and Oral Surgery recently hosted the 5th Annual Craniomaxillofacial (CMF) Trauma Anatomy Course for residents involved in the management of CMF trauma. Directed by Dr. David Powers, Associate Professor of Surgery, the course provides training in anatomy and treatment protocols, focusing on the principles of soft tissue management and its role in the treatment of CMF trauma and the principles of rigid fixation using conventional surgical hardware.

The course offers focused didactic presentations in state-of-the-art craniomaxilofacial reconstructive techniques with case review discussions, model surgery training using plastic skulls, and surgical tutorials with deceased donors in the Duke Human Fresh Tissue Laboratory. Participants from a broad range of surgical specialties attended the course, including faculty and residents in plastic and reconstructive surgery, otolaryngology/head and neck surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, oculoplastics, and neurosurgery.

CMF Trauma Course participants in the Duke Human Fresh Tissue Laboratory