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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812415/quality-of-life-after-orbito-facial-trauma
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Gitanjali Sharma, Apjit Kaur
In the wake of high incidence of orbito-facial trauma, there has been a growing need to assess not only the visual outcome, but also the psychological impact of the traumatic event. This is a single questionnaire based evaluation of 100 consecutive patients with orbito-facial trauma (blow-out and Le fort type II and III fractures) at six months of trauma. 84% of the patients had a NEI VFQ- 25 score of less than 50, with 49% having a score less than 25, reflecting the grim impact the trauma has on the quality of life...
August 16, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705063/postoperative-ct-of-the-midfacial-skeleton-after-trauma-review-of-normal-appearances-and-common-complications
#2
Michael J Reiter, Ryan B Schwope, Jared M Theler
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this article is to describe the CT appearance of the midfacial skeleton after surgical repair of posttraumatic Le Fort, nasoorbitoethmoidal (NOE), and frontal sinus fractures. Several of the more commonly encountered complications will also be described. CONCLUSION: Surgery after midfacial trauma is aimed at restoring both form and function. Knowledge of the principal tenets of Le Fort, NOE, and frontal sinus fracture repair is vital for radiologists to accurately assess the adequacy of treatment on postoperative CT and provide meaningful reports for the surgeon...
July 13, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663775/a-single-center-review-of-palatal-fractures-etiology-patterns-concomitant-injuries-and-management
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Ian C Hoppe, Jordan N Halsey, Frank S Ciminello, Edward S Lee, Mark S Granick
Introduction: Palatal fractures are frequently associated with facial trauma and Le Fort fractures. The complex anatomy of the midfacial skeleton makes diagnosing and treating these injuries a challenge. The goal of this study was to report our experience with the presentation, concomitant injuries, and management of palatal fractures at a level I trauma center in an urban environment. Methods: Data were collected for all palatal fractures diagnosed between January 2000 and December 2012 at the University Hospital in Newark, NJ...
2017: Eplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642192/applications-of-3d-orbital-computer-assisted-surgery-cas
#4
P Scolozzi
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of the present report is to describe the indications for use of 3D orbital computer-assisted surgery (CAS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We analyzed the clinical and radiological data of all patients with orbital deformities treated using intra-operative navigation and CAD/CAM techniques at the Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève, Switzerland, between 2009 and 2016. We recorded age and gender, orbital deformity, technical and surgical procedure and postoperative complications...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642189/how-to-produce-pre-shaped-rigid-arch-bars-using-low-cost-3d-printing-technology%C3%A2-%C3%A2-a-technical-note
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C Druelle, S Touzet-Roumazeille, G Raoul, J Ferri, R Nicot
Numerous oral and maxillofacial procedures in dentate patients begin with the fixation of occlusions. While several techniques exist to perform mandibulo-maxillary fixation, many surgeons use arch bars in common practice. In cases of severe craniofacial traumas or jaw malformations, such as temporomandibular joint ankylosis, it may be impossible to use rigid arch bars. This technical note reports on the development of a technique to produce pre-shaped rigid arch bars using 3D printing technology. We take the case of a patient who presents Le Fort 1, Le Fort 2 and Le Fort 3 fractures as well as a central palatine disjunction, an angular mandibular fracture and bilateral zygomatic fractures...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493922/comparison-of-the-long-term-clinical-performance-of-a-biodegradable-and-a-titanium-fixation-system-in-maxillofacial-surgery-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial
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B Gareb, N B van Bakelen, G J Buijs, J Jansma, J G A M de Visscher, Th J M Hoppenreijs, J E Bergsma, B van Minnen, B Stegenga, R R M Bos
BACKGROUND: Biodegradable fixation systems could reduce or eliminate problems associated with titanium removal of implants in a second operation. AIM: The aim of this study was to compare the long-term (i.e. >5 years postoperatively) clinical performance of a titanium and a biodegradable system in oral and maxillofacial surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) was performed in four hospitals in the Netherlands...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488465/surgical-management-of-lower-limb-fractures-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury-less-associated-with-complications-than-non-operative-management-a-retrospective-series-of-cases
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Alban Fouasson-Chailloux, Raphael Gross, Marc Dauty, Guillaume Gadbled, Sophie Touchais, Marc Le Fort, Brigitte Perrouin-Verbe
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the difference in terms of overall complications between surgical and non-surgical management of lower limb fractures in patients with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI). DESIGN: A 13-year retrospective study including patients with chronic spinal cord lesion admitted for sublesional lower limb fractures. SETTING: University hospital SCI reference departments (Rehabilitation department and orthopedic department). PARTICIPANTS: Forty patients with SCI were included, 24 men and 16 women...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399616/orthodontic-surgical-treatment-and-respiratory-function-rhinomanometric-assessment
#8
Guido Galbiati, Cinzia Maspero, Lucia Giannini, Guia C Guenza, Federica Zanoni, Giampietro Farronato
BACKGROUND: Several correlations between morphological and/or positional alterations of the jaws and respiratory functional impairments have been reported. Nasal airway obstruction represents a critical issue with no clearly defined gold standard as for its measurement. Rhinomanometry was adopted by multiple Authors to evaluate whether patients with malocclusion developed respiratory functional changes after an orthodontic-surgical treatment. However, there are contrasting findings in the literature regarding the possibility of improving the respiratory function by means of surgically-assisted rapid palatal expansion (SARPE) or bimaxillary repositioning of the bony bases...
June 2017: Minerva Stomatologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392948/advanced-implant-prosthetic-rehabilitation-how-to-obtain-a-correct-restoration-of-both-functions-and-aesthetics-in-patients-with-complex-combined-dental-and-maxillofacial-trauma-a-case-report-and-topical-review-of-the-literature
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M M Figliuzzi, A Giudice, L Fortunato
Aim. This study aims to explain the main steps that characterize the implant-prosthetic rehabilitation in complex combined dental and maxillofacial trauma. Material and Methods. A 20-year-old patient reported an extensive facial trauma which also involved the alveolar process of the maxillary bone. The patient reported a maxillofacial fracture and the loss of teeth 1.3, 1.2, 1.1, and 2.1. A "Le Fort" type 2 fracture was also reported, with the malar bone involvement. After reduction and containment of bone fractures, through appropriate mounting plates, appropriate functional and aesthetic rehabilitation of the patient were replaced thanks to a temporary removable prosthesis...
2017: Case Reports in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382185/isolated-fracture-of-lateral-pterygoid-plate-by-penetrating-foreign-body-a-rarity-indeed
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Mukesh Surya, Pawan Soni, Ramesh Bharti, Ira Jamwal
BACKGROUND: Fractures of mid-face were first described by Le Fort and are classified into three categories - Le Fort I, Le Fort II and Le Fort III. The pterygoid processes of the sphenoid bone are fractured in all the three categories of Le Fort fractures as the sphenoid bone connects the cranium vault to the facial bones. Fractures of the pterygoid processes without associated Le Fort fractures are rare and are usually associated with fractures of the mandible, temporal bone or other facial bones...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258969/association-between-regional-heterogeneity-in-the-mid-facial-bone-micro-architecture-and-increased-fragility-along-le-fort-lines
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Aleksa Janovic, Petar Milovanovic, Michael Hahn, Zoran Rakocevic, Michael Amling, Bjoern Busse, Milovan Dimitrijevic, Marija Djuric
BACKGROUND/AIM: Le Fort lines have traditionally been considered as zones of weakness in the mid-facial skeleton although the structural basis of increased bone fragility at these sites has not yet been investigated. Considering recent findings of occlusal loading-related regional heterogeneity in the mid-facial bone micro-architecture, the aim of this study was to explore whether such heterogeneity in cortical and cancellous bone micro-architecture may contribute to increased fragility at Le Fort fracture sites...
March 4, 2017: Dental Traumatology: Official Publication of International Association for Dental Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195897/base-of-skull-blocks-for-open-reduction-and-internal-fixation-of-faciomaxillary-fractures
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Sandeep Mehrotra, Sunil Anand
INTRODUCTION: Faciomaxillary fractures (FMF) occur in a significant proportion of trauma patients. Nearly all polytrauma patients and even those with isolated FMF are managed under general anesthesia for definitive management. We propose the use of regional nerve blocks as a safe and effective means for open reduction and fixation of isolated FMF. AIM AND OBJECTIVES: The aim is to evaluate the feasibility, effectiveness and safety of base of skull maxillomandibular and distal trigeminal nerve blocks in the management of FMF...
June 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089389/three-dimensional-finite-element-model-to-predict-patterns-of-pterygomaxillary-dysjunction-during-le-fort-i-osteotomy
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H Fujii, N Kuroyanagi, T Kanazawa, S Yamamoto, H Miyachi, K Shimozato
The aim of this study was to determine whether non-linear three-dimensional finite element analysis (3D-FEA) can be applied to simulate pterygomaxillary dysjunction during Le Fort I osteotomy (LFI) not involving a curved osteotome (LFI-non-COSep), and to predict potential changes in the fracture pattern associated with extending the cutting line. Computed tomography (CT) image data (100 snapshots) after LFI were converted to 3D-CT images. 3D-FEA models were built using preoperative CT matrix data and used to simulate pterygomaxillary dysjunction...
January 12, 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986471/retrospective-clinical-study-of-maxillary-sagittal-fractures-predictors-of-postoperative-outcome
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Krishna Prasad Regmi, JunBo Tu, SuMeng Ge, ChengQun Hou, XiaoYi Hu, ShiXian Li, JingTing Du
PURPOSE: Because of less attention to the sagittal component of maxillary fractures, these fractures are often misdiagnosed or the reduction is missed leading to maxillary transverse discrepancies. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to identify factors associated with good or adverse postoperative outcomes of maxillary sagittal fractures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was a single-center retrospective cohort study. The sample was composed of cases of maxillary sagittal fractures treated at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Craniomaxillofacial Trauma Unit of Xi'an Jiaotong University (Xi'an, China) from January 2008 through December 2013...
March 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956141/slotplates-revisited-a-retrospective-analysis
#15
Brandaan G R Zigterman, Maurice Y Mommaerts
CONTEXT: Slotplates were specifically designed to meet the special requirements of corrective surgeries of the facial skeleton. This design enables small readjustments of bone fragments in the midface and chin area during surgery without complete removal of plates and screws. OBJECTIVE, DESIGN, AND SETTING: The aim of this study was to compare morbidity rates of slotplates versus meshplates after Le Fort I osteotomy, genioplasty and/or zygoma 'sandwich' osteotomy performed in a tertiary care centre...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930464/nasal-airway-evaluation-after-le-fort-i-osteotomy-combined-with-septoplasty-in-patients-with-cleft-lip-and-palate
#16
Zhongying Wang, Peihua Wang, Yixin Zhang, Guofang Shen
Septal deviation constitutes an important component of both esthetic deformity and airway compromise in patients with cleft lip and palate (CLP). The posterior parts of the nasal septum presented greater deviation than the anterior parts in patients with complete unilateral CLP. Le Fort I down-fracture provides better access to the nasal septum than intranasal incision during rhinoplasty, especially to the posterior part. This study objectively and subjectively evaluated the nasal function after Le Fort I osteotomy combined with septoplasty in patients with complete unilateral CLP...
January 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810549/technical-modifications-for-intraoral-quadrangular-le-fort-ii-osteotomy
#17
Clemens Klug, Julia Cede
PURPOSE: The intraoral quadrangular Le Fort II osteotomy (IQLFIIO) represents a reliable surgical method in cases of midfacial deficiency with good functional, esthetic, and stable long-term results. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this technical note, we present 3 surgical modifications to previous reports: 1) inferior orbital rim osteotomy by angulated piezosurgical instruments, thereby avoiding the use of chisels in the orbital region; 2) osteosynthetic fixation only laterally at the zygomatic buttress with 2 L-shaped miniplates, thus avoiding paranasal osteosynthesis; and 3) advancement step camouflage in the lateral infraorbital region with a compound mass of autologous bone chips and fibrin glue with the intention to reduce bone block-associated side effects...
February 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769723/an-extended-transcaruncular-approach-for-naso-orbito-ethmoid-and-le-fort-ii-fracture-repair
#18
Atsushi Imaizumi, Kunihiro Ishida, Osamu Nishizeki
BACKGROUND: Recent advancements in computed tomography have enabled the diagnosis of naso-orbito-ethmoid (NOE) fractures to be made in much greater detail. Surgical access to the upper nasofrontal buttress in NOE fractures, however, has remained unchanged over the past decades. All approaches to these fractures using skin incisions have individual drawbacks. The transcaruncular approach is free of the drawbacks of the cutaneous approaches. We further extended the transcaruncular approach for the treatment of NOE and Le Fort II fractures...
December 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27657320/chronic-invasive-fungal-sinusitis-causing-a-pathologic-le-fort-i-fracture-in-an-immunocompetent-patient
#19
Amy L Richter, K Kelly Gallagher
We describe the case of a 77-year-old immunocompetent woman with a history of chronic rhinosinusitis who presented with a pathologic Le Fort I fracture after a forceful sneeze. Imaging revealed diffuse sinus opacification and a Le Fort type I complex fracture involving the maxilla, pterygoid plates, clivus, and right nasal bridge. The patient underwent endoscopic debridement of her sinuses, which revealed mucosal dehiscence and otherwise normal healthy bleeding tissue. Anatomic pathology identified necrotic bone with invasive fungal hyphae...
September 2016: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27573210/a-case-of-cricothyroidotomy-for-facial-trauma-in-a-patient-taking-antiplatelet-agents-after-a-simple-ground-level-fall
#20
Tetsuya Yumoto, Tatsushi Matsumura, Kohei Tsukahara, Keiji Sato, Toyomu Ugawa, Yoshihito Ujike
INTRODUCTION: Cricothyroidotomy is an emergency procedure that can be used to secure the airway in situations in which intubation and ventilation are not possible. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We describe a case of 79-year-old male presenting with facial trauma combined with massive upper airway bleeding and swelling in which cricothyroidotomy was required to open the airway in an elderly male patient taking antiplatelet agents who suffered a simple ground-level fall. DISCUSSION: Although emergency airway management is often required in patients with Le Fort fractures, mandibular condyle fractures exhibit a significant relationship with ground-level falls, which are not usually associated with emergency airway management...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
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