Subciliary versus subtarsal approaches to orbitozygomatic fractures

Rod J. Rohrich, Jeffrey E. Janis, William P. Adams

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Many incisions have been described for approaches to orbitozygomatic fractures, the most frequently used being the subciliary incision with its modifications, the subtarsal incision, and the transconjunctival incision with or without lateral canthotomy. Each of these approaches has its advantages and disadvantages that may make it more or less appealing to use depending on the patient's age and severity of fracture. A balance must be struck between adequate exposure and acceptable cosmetic result. This article reviews the literature with particular respect to the transcutaneous approaches of subciliary versus subtarsal techniques in the treatment of orbitozygomatic fractures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1708-1714
Number of pages7
JournalPlastic and reconstructive surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - Apr 15 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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