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

G Harsha, Shankargouda Patil
2012 Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice  
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
more » ... ce. 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.
doi:10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1099 fatcat:x2h55ebjibgc3edbfn7l336bzu