Reconstructive Surgery & Anaplastology

ISSN - 2161-1173

Jehad Al-Sukhun

Jehad Al-Sukhun

Euro Oral LTD, Fredrikinkatu 41A 9, 00120 HUS, Helsinki

  • Case Report
    Stereolithography and the Use of Pre-Adapted / Fabricated Plates for Accurate Repair of Maxillofacial Defects
    Author(s): Jehad Al-Sukhun and Heikki PenttilaJehad Al-Sukhun and Heikki Penttila

    The purpose of this paper was to share our clinical experience on the use of pre-adapted / fabricated plates using stereolithography for accurate repair of maxillofacial defects. We present five cases where pre-adapted / fabricated plates were either used to reconstruct defects following tumour resection or for secondary reconstructions of maxillofacial trauma. Our opinion concerning Stereolithography Models (SMs) is that they probably do not offer the surgeon relevant diagnostics information, but they are very useful in the surgical planning of any maxillofacial operation. SMs allow direct simulation of  osteotomies, grafts and the measurement of bone movements. Prefabricated/ adapted plates combined with SMs reduce intra-operative time and morbidity, increase accuracy of the surgical reconstruction and minimize complications and surgeons’ stress. However, these technologi.. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2161-1173.S6-004

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