Late Correction of Orbital Deformities Using Customized 3D Implant

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Felipe Martinez; Juan Pablo Alister; Francisca Uribe & Sergio Olate


Late orbital reconstruction is a complex and challenge for surgeons. The aim of this article is to present complex orbital reconstruction using patient specific implant (PSI) strategy and polyetheretherketone (PEEK). A literature review and a cases series of sequelae after complex orbital trauma are presented; cases with great middle third deformities showing defect in the maxilla, nasal area, body of the zygoma and zygomatic arch were included; in both cases the sequelae was for more than 10 years. Virtual planning and PEEK implants were manufacture using a puzzle (two or three parts) by 3D print or injection. Patients were treated and their surgeries carried out without complications, using a minimal surgical approach. No infections were observed, and after 12 months follow-up they were stable showing normal function. PSI based-PEEK for orbital reconstruction are safe, efficient, effective and to obtain orbital morphology with low complications.

KEY WORDS: 3D implant; PSI; Orbital reconstruction; PEEK.

How to cite this article

MARTINEZ, F.; ALISTER, J. P.; URIBE, F.; OLATE, S. Late correction of orbital deformities using customized implant. Int. J. Morphol., 39(6):1683-1687, 2021.