Resorbable versus titanium plates for facial fractures

Mojtaba Dorri, M Nasser, R Oliver

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Abstract

Rigid internal fixation of the jaw bones is a routine procedure for the management of facial fractures. Titanium plates and screws are routinely used for this purpose. The limitations of this system has led to the development of plates manufactured from bioresorbable materials which, in some cases, omits the necessity for the second surgery. However, concerns remain about the stability of fixation and the length of time required for their degradation and the possibility of foreign body reactions.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberCD007158
JournalCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Volume2009
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jan 2009

Keywords

  • Absorbable Implants
  • Bone Plates
  • Facial Bones
  • Fracture Fixation, Internal
  • Humans
  • Skull Fractures
  • Titanium

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