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Support Organizations for Head & Neck Cancer & Craniofacial Patients

A review of a few of the wonderful nonprofit organizations within the HNC, dysphagia and craniofacial communities to support patients as they face these challenges.

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myFace "Races for Faces" Virtual Walk

CranioRehab is proud to be a sponsor of the myFace RACES FOR FACES virtual walk. This important fundraising event helps raise awareness for children and adults with facial differences. This year's walk, on September 26, 2020, has gone virtual- so anyone, anywhere, can join in! https://p2p.onecause.com/racesforfaces/team/craniorehab
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NEW PRODUCT ALERT! DynaClose® Strips for Skin Closure & DynaStretch® Strips for Skin Expansion

DynaClose strips are designed to close skin defects up to 5cm in width. The strips are clear elastomeric anchored by an adhesive fabric tape on either side. They provide an easy and non-invasive method to close retracted or dehisced wounds.


DynaStretch strips are designed to provide external pre-surgical skin expansion over an area of planned excision up to 5cm wide. New surplus skin may be consistent with the surrounding tissue and can be used to span a tissue defect created by surgical excision.


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SutureSafe® Strips - Improve Cosmetic Outcomes & Prevent Dehiscence

SutureSafe is an improvement over static tape to support closed wounds, particularly for areas of increased movement. 

It dynamically bridges and supports closure of surgical incisions, allowing a cushion of skin movement while still pulling

the wound margins together with gentle appositional traction. 

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CranioRehab Online Prescribing and New Sanitizing Products

   ARE YOU WORKING AND PRESCRIBING REMOTELY?
To simplify ordering please access our online Rx-Order form at CranioRehab.com/OnlineOrderForm to order:
the OraStretch® press, Salvate™ Oral Hydration system, TheraPacer™ Jaw mobilizer, and DynaCleft® products. 
A copy of our Rx-Order form is available online: CranioRehab.com/ProDownloads

Additionally, our partner Forward Science is now manufacturing hand sanitizer and surface disinfectant. 
Use our Forward Science Sanitizer and Disinfectant Form to order with a credit card, or call us for more info.
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CranioRehab Update and Research Refresh

CranioRehab Update & Research Refresh. Review "Correlation Between Radiation Dose to Pterygoid and Masseter Muscles with Trismus" and "Successful Rehab of Facial Burns Using Jaw Motion Rehab Systems Including the OraStretch Press". Learn about CranioRehab products.
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Cleft Lip & Palate - A Quick Primer

What is a cleft lip? What is a cleft palate? What causes these openings to occur? What are the risk factors for cleft lip/cleft palate? What are the health implications? Learn more, including diagnosis and treatment options.
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Warning: TMD “Diagnostic Tools” Proven To Be Inaccurate

Does your doctor want to charge you to use EMG, Kinesiography, or Sonography to study or diagnose your TMJ disorder? You might want to get a second opinion.

A new study shows that many electronic diagnostic devices were no better than clinical exams at diagnosing TMJ disorder (TMD).
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Maxillolfacial Jaw Surgery Speedy Recovery Tips

After his surgery, Graham created an awesome list of Recovery Tips on his blog, including both pre-surgery to-do's and after the surgery advice. 
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Is the steroid Dexamethasone effective when injected into the TMJ?

A new double-blind study at University of Groningen showed no increased effectiveness of Dexamethasone to improve TMJ arthrocentesis.
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What To Ask Before Facial, Cosmetic Or Any Surgery To Insure Post Operative Success

Your surgery should be as important to your Surgeon as it is to you!  Plastic surgeon Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez has some great recommendations for discussing recovery and preparing for the surgery on his blog.  Read more to see some of his insights. 
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Getting ready for Jaw Surgery? Be prepared for that Le Fort or Sagittal Split Osteotomy.

Here is a great blog on a going through the process of a bi-maxillary osteotomy, including a Le Fort I Maxillary Osteotomy and a Sagittal Split Mandibular Osteotomy. http://realityalwaysbites.wordpress.com/

Click to the full post for some suggestions on what to bring to the hospital with you.
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Great Advice on Heat and Cold Therapy with Stretching. Use on the face and jaw.

Here is a good article on the using hot and cold therapies to help people reduce pain and swelling, and to improve range-of-motion. It has some great footnoted points on dealing with acute and soft-tissue injuries.

Secret Agents on ADVANCE for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine
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