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Rivista Italiana di Chirurgia Maxillo-Facciale 2002 April;13(1):3-7

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PDS® 0.25 mm “Orbital Floor”: a biocompatible material used in the repair of fractures of the orbital floor. Evaluation of 61 cases

Groos N., Barriere P., Wilk A., Meyer C.

Department of Maxillofacial Surgery University Hospital of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France


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Background. ­PDS® 0.25 “Orbital Floor” (poly­diox­a­none) is an absorb­able, ­non-oste­o­con­duc­tive ­bio-com­pat­ible mate­ri­al ­that is syn­thet­ic (there­fore abso­lute­ly ­safe as ­regards ­the ­risk of ­viral or ­prion con­tam­i­na­tion) ­and is ­formed in ­sheets of 0.25 mm in thick­ness.
Methods. We ­have ­used ­this mate­ri­al in 61 ­patients ­with a frac­ture of ­the orbi­tal ­floor. The frac­tures ­involved min­i­mum ­loss of ­bone sub­stance (­less ­than 1 cm2), frag­men­ta­tion frac­tures or “­trap-­door” frac­tures in ­which reduc­tion ­was ­unstable.
Results. This mate­ri­al ­has ­made it pos­sible to ­obtain a tran­si­to­ry inter­po­si­tion ­between ­the per­i­or­bit ­and ­the ­site of ­the frac­ture, to ­avoid recur­rence of her­nia of ­the fat­ty ­pad or of incar­cer­a­tion of ­the ­soft por­tions, ­for ­the peri­od ­required ­for ­the ­bone to ­heal.
Conclusions. Beside of ­two ­intra-orbi­tal hemat­o­ma ­that ­occurred in ­the begin­ning of ­our ­work, no com­pli­ca­tions relat­ed to ­the mate­ri­al ­were not­ed in ­this ­series ­after a fol­low-up peri­od of at ­least 2 ­years.

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