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VOLUME 13 , ISSUE 1 ( January-February, 2012 ) > List of Articles

ORIGINAL RESEARCH

Mandibular Reconstruction using AO/ASIF Stainless Steel Reconstruction Plate: A Retrospective Study of 36 Cases

V Sridhar Reddy, G Harsha, S Ganesh Kumar Reddy, Sunil Talasila, S Abdus Salaam, M Srinivasulu

Citation Information : Reddy VS, Harsha G, Reddy SG, Talasila S, Salaam SA, Srinivasulu M. Mandibular Reconstruction using AO/ASIF Stainless Steel Reconstruction Plate: A Retrospective Study of 36 Cases. J Contemp Dent Pract 2012; 13 (1):75-79.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1099

Published Online: 01-02-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim

The study was aimed at esthetic and functional results as well as patient tolerance after reconstruction with reconstruction plate. The follow-up ranged from 1 to 4 years.

Materials and methods

A retrospective study of 36 patients who had mandibular reconstruction with AO/ASIF stainless steel reconstruction plates after oncologic resection was evaluated. The indications and postoperative outcomes were studied.

Results

At the end of study, 24 of 36 patients (67%) still had the plate in place. Around three (8%) plates were fractured. Nine (25%) plates got exposed leading to surgical intervention. Surgical results were satisfying, particularly when looking at delayed healing or long-term tolerance. Esthetic (79% rated results as good or acceptable) and functional results of this reconstruction were satisfying.

Conclusion

We conclude by saying that reconstruction plate provides a solution for safe and rapid mandibular reconstruction for patients with poor prognosis or poor condition. This method also preserves the possibility of secondary reconstruction.

Clinical significance

The reconstruction plate may be a good clinical choice for safe and rapid mandibular reconstruction.

How to cite this article

Harsha G, Reddy SGK, Talasila S, Salaam SA, Srinivasulu M, Reddy VS. Mandibular Reconstruction using AO/ASIF Stainless Steel Reconstruction Plate: A Retrospective Study of 36 Cases. J Contemp Dent Pract 2012;13(1):75-79.


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