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Implant Materials Used for Orbital Floor Reconstruction


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1 Assistant Lecturer, Ophthalmology Department, Minia University, Minia, Egypt
2 Associate Professor, Ophthalmology Department, Minia University, Minia, Egypt
3 Professor, Ophthalmology Department, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
     

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Purpose: To review different available implant materials used for orbital floor reconstruction regarding their indications, advantages and disadvantages. Summary: Review of literature revealed the presence of a wide variety of implant options for repair of orbital floor defects. They can be broadly classified into biological materials, metals and polymers which are further divided into resorbables and non resorbables. The choice could be based on an algorithm for the defect size, the anatomical location, or the remaining structural support. Small defects may heal solely by the formation of scar tissue, whereas larger defects, especially those associated with enophthalmos, need material of a sufficient strength to support the orbital contents.

Keywords

Blow-out fractures, Titanium, resorbable polymers
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Authors

Mohamed EsmailKhalil
Assistant Lecturer, Ophthalmology Department, Minia University, Minia, Egypt
Mohamed Farag Khalil
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology Department, Minia University, Minia, Egypt
RaafatMohyeldeen Abdelrahman
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology Department, Minia University, Minia, Egypt
Ahmed Mohamed Kamal Elshafei
Professor, Ophthalmology Department, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
Tamer Ismail Gawdat
Professor, Ophthalmology Department, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

Abstract


Purpose: To review different available implant materials used for orbital floor reconstruction regarding their indications, advantages and disadvantages. Summary: Review of literature revealed the presence of a wide variety of implant options for repair of orbital floor defects. They can be broadly classified into biological materials, metals and polymers which are further divided into resorbables and non resorbables. The choice could be based on an algorithm for the defect size, the anatomical location, or the remaining structural support. Small defects may heal solely by the formation of scar tissue, whereas larger defects, especially those associated with enophthalmos, need material of a sufficient strength to support the orbital contents.

Keywords


Blow-out fractures, Titanium, resorbable polymers



DOI: https://doi.org/10.37506/v11%2Fi2%2F2020%2Fijphrd%2F195012