Joachim Prein

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Despite impressive results, distraction osteogenesis of the mandible is still compromised by difficulties with vector control. Because of the action of the masticatory muscles, the gonion angle has the tendency to open, resulting in an open bite. We report two patients, aged 10 and 12 years, who developed a severe open bite during mandibular distraction. As(More)
BACKGROUND With increasing atrophy, fractures of the edentulous mandible tend to have a higher incidence of nonunion. However, the connection between disturbances of bony consolidation and inadequate primary stability is often insufficiently discussed. FIXATION Rigid internal fixation with 2.7 or now 2.4 AO compression and reconstruction plates is a safe(More)
This article reviews 31 condylar neck fractures in 30 patients stabilized with different types of plates with emphasis on complications associated with different types of plates. Indications for stabilization were predominantly bilateral fractures, shortening of the ascending ramus due to lack of occlusal buttressing and condylar neck fractures associated(More)
In a complex animal model in sheep, polydioxanone (PDS) and polylactic membranes were used for the reconstruction of large orbital-wall defects. In a long-term experiment over 1 year, polylactic implants alone showed the best performance as compared with combinations involving autogenous bone grafts and titanium miniplate fixation. As soon as these(More)
Validated trauma classification systems are the sole means to provide the basis for reliable documentation and evaluation of patient care, which will open the gateway to evidence-based procedures and healthcare in the coming years. With the support of AO Investigation and Documentation, a classification group was established to develop and evaluate a(More)
The eighth case of a benign osteoblastoma of the jawbones is presented. The tumor showed early recurrence after imcomplete curettage. The tumor-bearing part of the mandible was resected and reconstructed with an autologous bone graft. The histologic features of the entire specimen proved its benighn character. The patient is doing well 2 years after(More)
A case of ameloblastic fibroma, and one of its more aggressive variety, the ameloblastic "fibrosarcoma", are presented. The clinical and morphologic differences are discussed. In our opinion, ameloblastic "fibrosarcoma" is a semimalignant tumor. Therefore we propose "proliferating ameloblastic fibroma" as a more appropriate designation.