opening) is the distance between the central incisors when the mouth is fully open.
Average MIO for adults is approx. 50mm. By measuring MIO, a therapist can determine
if a patient is WNL or has trismus. ROM (Range-of-Motion) is the maximum distance
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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.
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.
An often neglected burden of HNC survivorship is that on the psychological effects of head and neck cancer on both the patients and caregivers. How can we, the providers, help?