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Experience And Results With Preoperatively Shaped AO Mandibular Reconstruction Plates
Author(s): Ulrich Reuters; Joachim Prein; Werner Muller
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Paper Abstract

As a rule continuous bony defects of the mandible after tumour resection are temporarily bridged with the AO reconstruction plate. To precontour the plate, CT-scans of the mandible at a scale of 1:1 6 mm above and parallel to the inferior margin are needed. Corresponding layers further cranial show the anatomy of the chin. Using a lateral cephalograph, the mandibular angle and the length of the plate in the ascending ramus are measured. Of the 19 preshaped reconstruction plates implanted, 11 did not need any intraoperative adjustment of shape. The other 8 plates needed only slight modifications of contour. Preoperative bending of the reconstruction plate reduces the time taken for the operation, protects the material and the plate is precisely shaped.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 April 1989
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1030, Biostereometrics '88, (14 April 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.950463
Show Author Affiliations
Ulrich Reuters, University of Basel (Switzerland)
Joachim Prein, University of Basel (Switzerland)
Werner Muller, Instrumentenfabrik Mathys & Co. (Switzerland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1030:
Biostereometrics '88
Juerg U. Baumann; Robin E. Herron, Editor(s)

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