JOURNAL ARTICLE

Virtual Surgery Planning and Three-Dimensional Printing Template for Osteotomy of the Zygoma to Correct Untreated Zygomaticomaxillary Complex Fracture

Anais Lassausaie, Alexandre Sesqué, Isabelle Barthélémy, Arnaud Depeyre
Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 2020 May 4
32371718
Untreated zygomaticomaxillary complex fractures may lead to aesthetical and functional sequelae needing secondary surgical correction. A 31-year-old male was addressed to our department for right enophthalmos and loss of cheek projection 3 months after facial trauma. Restauration of facial symmetry can be achieved by repositioning of the zygomaticomaxillary complex by osteotomies. To achieve good functional and aesthetical results, the reduction needs to be accurate. This is the main difficulty in delayed cases as there are less anatomical landmarks due to initial trauma and bone remodeling. Nowadays, in France, thanks to good care access, very few patients are not treated within the first two weeks after trauma; thus, surgeons have little experience on secondary reduction. It has been reported that navigation-guided surgery and use of stereolithographic models improve results. In small centers, access to both technologies and induced over-cost may limit their use. With the ease to access a 3D printer, small centers have to develop innovative, simple ways to offer comparative results. In the case presented, surgery planning and plate modeling were achieved using an office-based three-dimensional printed model. To reduce the cost, free open source software has been used. In this case, facial symmetry has been restored and post-operative computed tomography scan shows good stability. This simple, cost effective technique, is applicable in most centers equipped with a 3D printer and ensures a good and reproductive result even when this surgery is not routinely done.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article

Discussion

You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Related Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
32371718
×

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.

×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"