volume 40, issue 5, P473-479 2012
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2011.07.004
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Chiarella Sforza, Alice Frigerio, Andrea Mapelli, Filippo Mandelli, Fernanda V. Sidequersky, Valeria Colombo, Virgilio F. Ferrario, Federico Biglioli

Abstract: To quantify the effects of facial palsy reanimation, 14 patients aged 17-66 years were analysed. All patients had unilateral facial paralysis, and were candidates for surgical masseteric to facial nerve anastomosis. Two patient groups were measured: seven patients were waiting for surgery, the other seven patients had already been submitted to surgery, and had regained facial mimicry. Each patient performed three facial animations: brow raise; free smile; lip purse. These were recorded using an optoelectronic …

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