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Maxillofacial Reconstruction with Patient-specific Implants

Vidya Rattan, Sachin Rai, Satnam S Jolly, Vijay K Meena

Keywords : Patient Specific Implants, Titanium implants, 3D Printing, Zygomatic reconstruction

Citation Information : Rattan V, Rai S, Jolly SS, Meena VK. Maxillofacial Reconstruction with Patient-specific Implants. J Postgrad Med Edu Res 2019; 53 (1):34-37.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10028-1309

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


ABSTRACT Oral and maxillofacial defects are both aesthetically and functionally challenging for the surgeon. Autogenous bone grafts seldom fulfill the criteria of three-dimensional replication of the lost hard and soft tissues. Medical grade titanium alloy has recently been used to fabricate three dimensional (3D) customized implants for the reconstruction of various upper and midface bony defects. This paper presents three cases of midface reconstruction with the help of customized 3D titanium patient-specific implants.

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