Physiotherapy Outcomes in a male patient with Post-traumatic Bilateral Facial Nerve Paralysis: a case report

Sevim Acaröz Candan
2017 Middle Black Sea Journal of Health Science  
Bilateral Facial Nerve Paralysis (FNP) due to the temporal bone fracture is rare condition. Management of the bilateral FNP is challenging. There is no study on the results of the physiotherapy in bilateral FNP. This report represented the outcomes of physiotherapy in a twenty-one years old, male patient with bilateral FNP. The functional status of the patient progressed from grade V to grade II in House-Brackmann classification. His facial symmetry also improved. The physiotherapy methods,
more » ... as massage, electrical stimulation, exercises, are useful to restore the normal facial function in this case. In conclusion, physiotherapy approaches also are effective in the treatment of bilateral FNP. It can be used as an alternative in the conservative treatment of FNP.
doi:10.19127/mbsjohs.349732 fatcat:ezxfaqhirfcyjpdbl3bgummryq