Functional Reconstruction of the Mandible

Experimental Foundations and Clinical Experience

Authors: Schmoker, Roland R.

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Since 1958 the Association for the Study of Internal Fixation (ASIF) has worked to establish the experimental and biomechanical prin­ ciples of the operative treatment of fractures. It has been proven that immediate, pain-free mobilization, made possible by stable internal fixation, is the key to restoring function in a fractured extremity. The same principles were applied in 1972173 by Roland Schmoker, who developed a universal plate and sophisticated instrument set designed initially for the treatment of comminuted fractures of the mandible. To extend the applications of his plate to reconstructions after ex­ tensive tumor resections, he supplemented the device with tem­ poromandibular joint prostheses and anchoring elements for the at­ tachment of dentures. He first tested the functional stability of these implants experimentally in sheep. Later he found that the minipig had a more human-like jaw shape and masticatory action, and so he tested the implants in 37 mini pigs that underwent extensive mandibular re­ sections without bone grafting, using sequential dye injections and postoperative weight gain to chart the progress of osseous regener­ ation. Seven other animals were not operated and served as controls.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Functional Reconstruction of the Mandible
Book Subtitle
Experimental Foundations and Clinical Experience
Authors
Translated by
Telger, T.C.
Copyright
1987
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-71756-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-71756-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-71758-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 120
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