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J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2015 Oct;73(10):1970-6. doi: 10.1016/j.joms.2015.04.005. Epub 2015 Apr 14.

Application of 3-Dimensional Printing Technology to Kirschner Wire Fixation of Adolescent Condyle Fracture.

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1
Attending Physician, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, General Hospital of Shenyang Military Command, Shenyang, China.
2
Attending Physician, Department of Stomatology, Affiliated Hospital of Academy of Military Medical Sciences, Beijing, China.
3
Attending Physician, State Key Laboratory of Military Stomatology, Department of Prosthodontics, School of Stomatology, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi'an, China.
4
Department Head, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, General Hospital of Shenyang Military Command, Shenyang, China. Electronic address: narenzhangli@163.com.

Abstract

Condyle fractures are common in children and are increasingly treated with open reduction. Three-dimensional printing has developed into an important method of assisting surgical treatment. This report describes the case of a 14-year-old patient treated for a right condyle fracture at the authors' hospital. Preoperatively, the authors designed a surgical guide using 3-dimensional printing and virtual surgery. The 3-dimensional surgical guide allowed accurate alignment of the fracture using Kirschner wire without additional dissection and tissue injury. Kirschner wire fixation augmented by 3-dimensional printing technology produced a good outcome in this adolescent condyle fracture.

PMID:
25930960
DOI:
10.1016/j.joms.2015.04.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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