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Technical Strategies – 3D Modeling in Jaw Cyst Reconstruction

  Cysts of the lower jaw can be benign or malignant. But despite the pathology differences they all can cause expansile changes in the bone. When large enough they expand the outer and inner cortical plates of the lower jaw, either pushing out the cortical plates or destroying it in the process. While such jaw Read More…

Case Study: Delayed Cheekbone Fracture Repair

  Background:  Fractures of the cheek bone, like the nose, are common due to the prominence of these bones on the face. They are frequently exposed to trauma from sporting activities to fisticuffs. It fractures along the numerous legs of its bony attachments which is where it gets its common name, tripod fracture. It also Read More…

Roger Ebert and Prosthetic Facial Reconstruction

Later this week, renowned movie critic Roger Ebert is returning to television for two new debuts. One is something of which he is very familiar, a new show entitled “Ebert Presents at the Movies”.Since his original Sneak Previews show started some 35 years ago, and I remember it well as a regular viewer in my Read More…

Zygomatic (Cheek Bone) Fracture Repair with LactoSorb Fixation

Cheek bone (zygomatic) fractures are one of the most common facial fractures, Over the years, I have seen many cheek bone (malar) fractures and they are commonly the result of personal assaults (being punched in the face) and sports injuries. The cheek bone sits on a very prominent part of the face and, as a Read More…

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