30 May 2014
Grayslake, Ill. Every year thousands of babies are born with birth defects or suffer from facial injuries that require surgery. Children often need craniofacial reconstruction to repair abnormalities in the shape of the skull and facial features due to birth defects or genetic disorders. Craniofacial reconstruction also repairs traumatic injuries resulting from accidents. Craniofacial reconstruction in children requires special techniques and planning because the surgeon must allow for the future growth of the child’s facial bones and features.