This latest edition is an expanded and up-to-date version of the classic operative manual for surgical and orthodontic consultants, trainees and theatre and ward staff. It includes completely new sections of "Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics" and the "Application of 3-Dimensional Scanning for Virtual Surgical Planning (VSP), more commonly known as Computer-Aided Surgical Simulation (CASS)". Although CASS supercedes the multistage orthognathic planning process this traditional means of record transfer has been retained as an essential clinical skill.
The important major deformity sections are still the "Secondary Management of Clefts", the "Role of Distraction Osteogenesis", "Temporomandibular Joint Ankylosis", "Rhinoplasty", and the "Essential Support of Nutrition for the Maxillofacial Surgery Patient". The important "Psychopathological Aspects of Orthognathic Surgery" and "Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics" chapters have been refined to cover the wider borderland between aesthetics and cosmesis, and how the destabilised patient can create unexpected problems for the clinician. The chapter on "Therapeutics for Emergencies and Complications" has also been updated.