Biomechanics of the prosthetic laryngoplasty

Ahern, Benjamin (2014). Biomechanics of the prosthetic laryngoplasty. In Hawkins, Jan (Ed.), Advances in equine upper respiratory surgery (pp. 35-41) Chichester, West Sussex United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.

Author Ahern, Benjamin
Title of chapter Biomechanics of the prosthetic laryngoplasty
Title of book Advances in equine upper respiratory surgery
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Chapter in textbook
Open Access Status Not Open Access
ISBN 9780470959602
Editor Hawkins, Jan
Chapter number 6
Start page 35
End page 41
Total pages 7
Total chapters 41
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The biomechanical principles behind prosthetic laryngoplasty (PL) in horses are basic. Simply put, prosthetic material replaces the abductor muscle function of the larynx to achieve arytenoid abduction. Abduction of the affected arytenoid thus allows for effective airflow. However, the surgical techniques employed to achieve this function are varied and have been associated with unreliable results. As a result understanding the biomechanics involved with PL is warranted. In recent years, new research pertaining to equine PL has been performed. This chapter outlines these developments and how this information is helping to improve the outcomes of PL. There are four central components to a laryngoplasty construct: the arytenoid cartilage, the cricoid cartilage, the cricoarytenoid (CA) articulation, and the prosthetic suture/material.
Keyword Arytenoid cartilage
Cricoarytenoid (CA) articulation
Cricoid cartilage
Prosthetic laryngoplasty (PL)
Q-Index Code BX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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