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J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 2015 Nov;43(9):1785-91. doi: 10.1016/j.jcms.2015.08.006. Epub 2015 Aug 19.

Mandibular reconstructions using computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing: A systematic review of a defect-based reconstructive algorithm.

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1
Maxillofacial Surgery Unit, S. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences (Head Prof. C. Marchetti), Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Via S. Vitale 59, 40125 Bologna, Italy. Electronic address: achille.tarsitano2@unibo.it.
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Maxillofacial Surgery Unit, S. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences (Head Prof. C. Marchetti), Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Via S. Vitale 59, 40125 Bologna, Italy.
3
Section of Prosthodontics, Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences (Head Prof. R. Scotti), Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Via S. Vitale 59, 40125 Bologna, Italy.

Abstract

Modern planning techniques, including computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD-CAM) can be used to plan reconstructive surgery, optimising aesthetic outcomes and functional rehabilitation. However, although many such applications are available, no systematic protocol yet describes the entire reconstructive procedure, which must include virtual planning, custom manufacture, and a reconstructive algorithm. We reviewed current practices in this novel field, analysed case series described in the literature, and developed a new, defect-based reconstructive algorithm. We also evaluated methods of mandibular reconstruction featuring virtual planning, the use of surgical guides, and laser printing of custom titanium bony plates to support composite free flaps, and evaluated their utility.

KEYWORDS:

Classification; Computer-aided design; Computer-aided manufacturing; Mandible; Reconstructive algorithm

PMID:
26355023
DOI:
10.1016/j.jcms.2015.08.006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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