The use of self-reinforced biodegradable bone plates and screws in orthognathic surgery.

@article{Turvey2002TheUO,
  title={The use of self-reinforced biodegradable bone plates and screws in orthognathic surgery.},
  author={Timothy A Turvey and Richard Bryan Bell and Tinerfe J Tejera and William R. Proffit},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  year={2002},
  volume={60 1},
  pages={59-65}
}
PURPOSE This report describes the authors' experience with self-reinforced biodegradable bone plates and screws to stabilize maxillary and mandibular osteotomies. Patient acceptance, demographics, types of osteotomy, means of stabilization, etiology of the deformity, complications, and patient disposition are reviewed. PATIENTS AND METHODS Seventy patients underwent 194 osteotomies of the maxilla and/or mandible. Stabilization of each osteotomy was achieved using self-reinforced polylactite… CONTINUE READING

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