14 April 1989 Experience And Results With Preoperatively Shaped AO Mandibular Reconstruction Plates
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Proceedings Volume 1030, Biostereometrics '88; (1989) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.950463
Event: Biostereometrics '88: Spatial and Spatiotemporal Analysis of Biological Form and Function, 1988, Basel, Switzerland
As a rule continuous bony defects of the mandible after tumour resection are temporarily bridged with the AO reconstruction plate. To precontour the plate, CT-scans of the mandible at a scale of 1:1 6 mm above and parallel to the inferior margin are needed. Corresponding layers further cranial show the anatomy of the chin. Using a lateral cephalograph, the mandibular angle and the length of the plate in the ascending ramus are measured. Of the 19 preshaped reconstruction plates implanted, 11 did not need any intraoperative adjustment of shape. The other 8 plates needed only slight modifications of contour. Preoperative bending of the reconstruction plate reduces the time taken for the operation, protects the material and the plate is precisely shaped.
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Ulrich Reuters, Ulrich Reuters, Joachim Prein, Joachim Prein, Werner Muller, Werner Muller, "Experience And Results With Preoperatively Shaped AO Mandibular Reconstruction Plates", Proc. SPIE 1030, Biostereometrics '88, (14 April 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.950463; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.950463

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