One-step primary reconstruction for complex craniofacial resection with PEEK custom-made implants.

@article{Jalbert2014OnestepPR,
  title={One-step primary reconstruction for complex craniofacial resection with PEEK custom-made implants.},
  author={Florian Jalbert and Sergio Boetto and Florian Nadon and Frederic Lauwers and Eric Albert Schmidt and Rapha{\"e}l Lopez},
  journal={Journal of cranio-maxillo-facial surgery : official publication of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={42 2},
  pages={141-8}
}
PURPOSE Reconstruction of large craniofacial defects has largely improved since custom-made implants have been developed in the past decade. For large lesions in fronto-orbital region (such as osteomeningioma), we applied a simple and reliable protocol to perform optimal primary reconstruction with PEEK (polyetheretherketone) specific implant at the same time of the resection. MATERIAL AND METHODS Our protocol is based on virtual preoperative surgery with a planned bone resection that allows… CONTINUE READING