Steve G. Shen

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Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) is an increasingly utilized imaging modality for the diagnosis and treatment planning of the patients with craniomaxillofacial (CMF) deformities. CBCT scans have relatively low cost and low radiation dose in comparison to conventional spiral CT scans. However, a major limitation of CBCT scans is the widespread image(More)
Our aim was to investigate the errors in a computer-aided design and manufacture (CAD/CAM) method of unidirectional mandibular distraction osteogenesis. Six patients with hemifacial microsomia were selected, and studied on computed tomographic (CT) scans taken at 3 time intervals: preoperatively, at the end of the latent period, and at the end of(More)
Computed tomography (CT) depicts intricate bony details well, whereas magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) offers excellent contrast to the anatomy of soft tissues. This technical report offers a method to merge the CT and MRI images using Photoshop software and yield hybrid images that combine the key features of both CT and MRI. In this hybrid image, the(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of computer-assisted mandibular reconstruction with a vascularized fibular flap and compare it with conventional surgery. STUDY DESIGN In this retrospective study conducted between February 2009 and December 2012, 8 patients underwent computer-assisted mandibular reconstruction, and 14(More)
PURPOSE The traditional surgery to reconstruct the compound fracture of the zygoma, maxilla, and orbital floor was usually open reduction and internal fixation using miniplate, and surgeons now can perform the endoscopic repair of relatively simple zygoma or orbital blowout fracture. In this study, we try to reconstruct midfacial complex fracture by(More)
PURPOSE Surgical rehabilitation of condylar osteochondral defect remains a challenge for surgeons. The aim of this study was to explore the feasibility of combining distraction osteogenesis with tissue-engineered cartilage in the reconstruction of condylar osteochondral defect. MATERIALS AND METHODS A condylar defect model was established in 18 goats that(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the indication and application of computer-assisted navigation in oral and maxillofacial surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred and four patients including 34 zygomatic-orbital-maxillary fractures, 27 unilateral TMJ ankylosis, 29 craniofacial fibrous dysplasia, 9 mandibular angle hypertrophia, 3 cartilage/bone tumours of jaw and 2(More)
The maxilla is usually positioned during orthognathic surgery using surgical splints, which has many limitations. In this preliminary study we present a new computer-aided design and manufacture (CAD/CAM) template to guide the osteotomy and the repositioning, and illustrate its feasibility and validity. Six patients with dental maxillofacial deformities(More)
PURPOSE The properties of the biomaterial are normally characterized by heterogeneity on all scales influencing the function and biomechanics. Elastic modulus (EM), which is one of the most important mechanical properties of material, is necessary for finite element modeling and needed to be determined by some methods. The aim of this study is to(More)
PURPOSE Most trauma surgeons encounter numerous penetrating injuries. Some foreign bodies can cause pain, infection, and discomfort to the patient. Serious functional disorders also are likely to occur. Foreign bodies in critical areas must be removed. This report describes the use of image-guided technology for the removal of foreign bodies deep in the(More)