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In complex orbital defects, typically the eye globe is retruded in a pathological position. This is associated with severe functional and cosmetic post-traumatic conditions. Characteristically, the posterior orbital floor and the medial wall of the bony orbit (=region of interest, ROI) is fractured where adequate reconstruction is crucial for a satisfactory(More)
Two procedures were used with one subject to examine changes in the ear canal with jaw motion. Silicone ear impressions were examined to measure the effect of jaw position. Magnetic resonance imaging was used to define the three-dimensional structure of the canal and visualize key underlying tissue. Results showed that inexpensive impressions can detail(More)
Inter-individual size and shape (form) variation for the orbital floor and medial wall was assessed and compared with its posterior partition. Reconstruction of the posterior partition is known to be a surgical challenge in complex orbital defect repair when using standard manual implant contouring and positioning techniques. The size variation of both(More)
Using a 3-dimensional in vitro model, the stability of different types of osteosynthesis for the short sagittal osteotomy was tested. The following four groups of plate and screw configurations were evaluated: Group I: Fixation with miniplates using monocortical screws only, Group II: Fixation with miniplates, but with two of the screws engaging both(More)
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) reconstruction with a TMJ Concepts total joint prosthesis (TMJ Concepts, Ventura, USA) requires a precise 3D model of the jaws in centric occlusion. The authors present a virtual procedure for repositioning the lower jaw in centric occlusion to obtain a precise stereolithographic model for TMJ reconstruction using a custom-made(More)
Preformed cranioplasty implants form a new concept of implants to repair relatively large-sized calvarial defects. They could offer an alternative treatment to manually molded cranioplasty, and to flat or patient specific implants, while still achieving a satisfactory clinical result.We report on 3D statistical modeling and analysis performed in 80 clinical(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this in vitro investigation was to determine whether the pattern, angle of placement, or size of positional screws affected their ability to resist vertical loads resembling mastication in the bilateral sagittal split osteotomy system. MATERIALS AND METHODS Standardized bone substitutes were secured with three 12- to 16 mm-long,(More)
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