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Bioabsorbable self-reinforced plates and screws in craniomaxillofacial surgery

Suuronen, R.; Kontio, R.; Ashammakhi, N.; Lindqvist, C.; Laine, P.

Bio-Medical Materials and Engineering 14(4): 517-524


ISSN/ISBN: 0959-2989
PMID: 15472398
Accession: 011804989

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Bioabsorbable fixation devices have been used in craniomaxillofacial (CMF) surgery since the early 70's. In our departments the experimental use started in the 80's with self-reinforced (SR) polylactide devices. The first clinical operations were carried out in 1991. Since that time, we have used different types of self-reinforced bioabsorbable devices in the fixation of several hundreds of osteotomies and fractures.

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