Resorbable mesh in the treatment of orbital floor fractures.

@article{Hollier2001ResorbableMI,
  title={Resorbable mesh in the treatment of orbital floor fractures.},
  author={Larry H. Hollier and Nancy E Rogers and E Berzin and Samuel Stal},
  journal={The Journal of craniofacial surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={242-6}
}
A variety of materials have been used to reconstruct defects of the orbital floor. Autogenous materials such as bone and cartilage have the obvious drawback of the necessary donor site, whereas alloplastic implants carry the potential risk of infection, particularly when in communication with the maxillary sinus. Consequently, there has been interest in the use of resorbable alloplastic material that acts as a barrier until completely degraded. In this series, a total of 12 patients with… CONTINUE READING