J Mech Behav Biomed Mater 2021 Aug 19;124:104765. Epub 2021 Aug 19.
Department of Tissue Engineering and Applied Cell Sciences, School of Advanced Technologies in Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental Research Center, Research Institute of Dental Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; Guest Professor, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium. Electronic address:
Background: Novel technologies for management and reconstruction of complex bony defects regarding both function and facial appearance are interestingly used in maxillofacial surgery. In the current study, we demonstrated reconstruction of a bilateral ramus-condyle unit (RCU) defect while preserving both condyles by a novel designed titanium prosthesis using virtual surgical planning (VSP), computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM), and Selective Laser Melting (SLM) technologies.
Materials And Methods: A 3D customized titanium prosthesis was designed for a 49 -year-old patient with bilateral mandibular aggressive central giant cell granuloma (CGCG) according to mandibular normal anatomy and structure while preserving bilateral intact condyles. Read More