Reconstruction of Combined Orbital Floor and Medial Wall Fractures Using Custom-Made Titanium Alloy Implant

Reina Kitabata, Kayoko Uno, Yoshiaki Sakamoto

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Abstract

The reconstruction of combined orbital floor and medial wall fractures is challenging due to the surgical approach and implant stability. A 0.5 mm thickness rigidity custom made titanium alley implant was created by 3-dimensional printing with electron-beam additive manufacturing. The implant was designed to cover the entire surface of the inferomedial orbit based on the flipped the contralateral orbit images. Although the cost was expensive, the use of three-dimensional printed implants for extensive orbital wall fractures was useful for decreasing operative time, and can be accessed with a limited surgical approach with a precise fit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E388-E389
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Volume32
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Jun 1

Keywords

  • Custom made
  • medial wall fracture
  • orbital floor fracture
  • three-dimensional printing
  • titanium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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