Development of a novel anatomical thin titanium mesh plate with reduction guidance and fixation function for Asian zygomatic-orbitomaxillary complex fracture

Yu Tzu Wang, Chih Hao Chen, Po Fang Wang, Chun Li Lin*

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For this study we developed an anatomical thin titanium mesh (ATTM) plate for Asian zygomaticomaxillary complex (ZMC) fracture repair with reduction guidance and fixation function. The ATTM plate profile was designed as an L-shape to fix at the anterior maxilla and lateral buttress of the ZMC. Computer-aided stamping analysis was performed on four screw-hole patterns in the ATTM plate — a control without screw-holes, square screw-holes, double screw-holes, and large-diameter, double screw-holes — using upper/lower dies of averaged ZMC reconstruction models. A regular ATTM plate of 0.6 mm thickness was manufactured and pre-bent using a patient-matched stamping process to verify its feasibility on three ZMC fracture models with one, two, and three fracture segments. The stamping analysis found that the double screw-holes design resulted in the most favorable performance among all the designs because of maximum von Mises stress (408 MPa) under the ultimate tensile strength. Positioning practice showed that the stamped, pre-bent ATTM plate can be used as a reduction guide to provide precise ZMC segment fixation in a completely passive fashion while limiting redundant rotation/micromovement between the separate bones in all directions. This study concluded that the ATTM plate with double screw-hole pattern design, using a patient-matched, pre-bent technique, can fit the ATTM plate/ZMC interface well, decrease mobility of unstable fracture segments, and provide good original facial contour recovery, while improving reduction efficiency.

原文English
頁(從 - 到)547-557
頁數11
期刊Journal of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery
46
發行號4
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 4月 2018

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