Case Study - Maxillofacial Trauma
On her way home from school one night, Tina Bolognese was involved in a nasty car crash. Flying out of the back seat and hitting her head on the metal frame of the convertible she was riding in, Tina's face was practically flattened. There were few areas of her face that were not fractured or damaged, and she was rushed by ambulance to the hospital. Thankfully, after a brief stay in intensive care, Tina was mostly healthy. Her parents feared that she may have suffered brain damage, but breathed a sigh of relief when she began to communicate to them through paper and pencil when they came to the hospital. Though she experienced a mild concussion, there was no permanent or debilitating damage. When she left the hospital, Tina discussed the next step with her parents: reconstructive facial surgery.
The appointment with Connecticut Maxillofacial Surgeons was made almost immediately. Using Tina's senior picture proofs, the doctors mapped out a reconstruction plan with metal plates and jaw screws.
"When things are fractured or displaced or moved to that degree, it's really incumbent on us to restore function and appearance," said Dr. Barry McGuire of CMS. He took on the task of rebuilding Tina's fractured face with a team of surgeons. After the surgery, Tina's face was back to its former state. "These doctors did a phenomenal job," said Tina's father. "We trusted them, and they gave us the best gift: They gave us our daughter back." Even though the crash must have been emotionally tough to deal with, Tina no longer had to worry about her appearance thanks to the doctors of CMS.