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Official Journal of the International Society of Maxillofacial Trauma
Frequency: 3 issues
Online ISSN 2239-6217
Goddard A. C. 1, Hagan R. T. 2, Kuhen Smith R. 1, Christian J. M. 1
1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, USA;
2 Oral and Facial Surgical Center, Columbus, MS, USA
Reconstruction of the maxillofacial region presents unique challenges to the surgeon with respect to esthetics, function, and protection of the underlying structures especially in the fronto-orbital region. The current article reviews current reconstructive materials available and highlights the use of polyetheretherketone (PEEK) as an ideal patient-specific implant. PEEK was used in the successful secondary reconstruction of a patient’s fronto-orbital region where a significant defect and symptoms remained after the initial reconstruction of bilateral frontal sinus and naso-orbitoethmoid complex fractures with dural insult were suffered by a patient from a high impact sports related injury.