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Journal of Maxillofacial Trauma 2012 Agosto;1(2):59-63

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Polyetheretherketone patient-specific implant utilized in fronto-orbital reconstruction

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


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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.

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