Maxillary & mandibular defects

Surgical reconstruction of maxillary & mandibular defects using a printed titanium mesh

Xiao-Feng Shan, DDS, MD, Associate Professor, Hui-Min Chen, DDS, MD, Attending Physician, Jie Liang, DDS, Resident, Jin-Wei Huang, DDS, Resident, Zhi-Gang Cai, DDS, DMD, Professor

Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Purpose: Reconstruction of maxillary & mandibular defects with a printed titanium mesh using computer-assisted surgery (CAS) for the achievement of structural, esthetic, and functional goals. Methods: The investigators designed and implemented this prospective study comprising patients with maxillary or mandibular flaws who underwent reconstruction with a printed titanium mesh using CAS. After surgery, the preoperative design and postoperative outcome were evaluated using Geomagic Studio software. Results: The sample comprised two patients with maxillary defects and two with mandibular defects. A satisfactory contour was achieved in all patients. The rate of concordance between the preoperative design and postoperative outcome was more than 81 and 94% within 3 mm for the mandibular and maxillary reconstructions, respectively. Conclusion: The results of this study suggest that complicated maxillary and mandibular flaws can be satisfactorily reconstructed with customized printed titanium meshes using CAS. Please note: This abstract was published on Bonash Medical’s website since its content was related to the company’s products. There is no relation between Bonash Medical and the authors. To have full access to the article, please refer to relevant reference.