Facial Nerve Programs
Useful Programs, Software and Worksheets
On this page you will find a host of useful materials for managing facial
nerve patients. There are 3 standard programs for facial assessment,
each with instructions. These are posted as zip files and can be instantly
and safely downloaded. Each contains a description about what it does.
In addition, there are worksheets available for download, including
templates to assist in sketching facial nerve grafting cases, free tissue
transfer cases to the face, botulinum toxin administration maps, facial
nerve patient intake forms, FaCE quality of life instruments, etc. Peruse
and download what might be useful!
Glasgow Facial Palsy Scale
program is designed to utilize a standard video clip of a patient recovering
from transient facial nerve praxia, to report the House-Brackmann Score.
The report generated gives facial function by zone, and is analogous
to an audiogram. Great for otologists following progress after skull
base surgery with transient facial paresis. It is simple, quick, and
has been shown to correlate highly with expert observers!!
and a video at:
MEEI FACE-gram program
This program allows one to extremely quickly calculate excursion
of the eyebrow, the palpebral fissure width, the corner of the mouth,
and the upper and lower lip. One can analyze a single photograph or
compare a photograph at rest with one making a particular expression.
Commisure excursion is reported as a vector, with x,y, and z coordinates
and an angle. Useful after reanimation surgery as a reporter of commissure
include 2 files "MEEI_FaceGram.jar" and "MEEI_FaceGram.jar"
SunnyBrook Rapid Grading System
program allows an observer to enter information about a patient’s
function, and get the Sunnybrook score, the House Brackmann score, the
Yanigahara score, amongst others, all with the click of a button. This
permits comparisons of multiple studies which employ the different scales.
One set of data provides them all instantly!
Nerve Template PowerPoint
Contains two slides:
1. Suggested template for intraoperative schematics for nerve repair
and nerve grafting cases.
2. Suggested template for muscle transfer cases.
botulinum toxin chemodenervation map. Drag the colored dots to the areas
corresponding to injection sites, according to dose administered.
in the Blanks Worksheet for Facial Nerve Exam
worksheet to carefully examine all aspects of facial function. Using
this worksheet assures attention to each zone of the face.
Automated quality of life instrument
Additional quality of life instrument