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  • Suojanen, Juho; Järvinen, Sanna; Hodzic, Zlatan; Reunanen, Justus; Leikola, Junnu; Stoor, Patricia (2019)
    The use of individually designed osteotomies, combined with individually manufactured osteosynthesis material, is rapidly becoming a standard for more challenging maxillofacial surgery. The benefits of patient-specific implants (PSI) in orthognathic surgery are clear in complex cases. PSIs can enhance precision and ease up the surgical protocol. We previously reported on the benefits of PSIs as reposition and fixation systems during Le Fort I osteotomy. The aim of this study was to evaluate a cohort of 28 patients, treated with bilateral sagittal split osteotomy (BSSO) and PSIs for fixation, with regard to healing for up to 3 years. A retrospective cohort of 48 patients with conventional mini-plate repositioned mandibles was also collected for statistical analysis. No statistically significant differences were found with regard to infection, soft tissue problems, or reoperations between these two groups. (C) 2018 European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery. (C) Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
  • Suojanen, Juho; Leikola, Junnu; Stoor, Patricia (2017)
    Purpose: Virtual surgery combined with patient-specific saw and drill guides and osteosynthesis materials are rapidly spreading from reconstructive surgery to orthognathic surgery. Most commercial partners are already providing computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacture (CAD/CAM) wafers and patient-specific saw guides. Clear benefits have been demonstrated for custom-made drill guides combined with individually designed three-dimensional (3D) printed patient-specific implants (PSI) as a reposition and fixation system in Le Fort I osteotomy. Materials and methods: We treated 30 patients who underwent bilateral sagittal split osteotomy (BSSO) due to class II dento-skeletal deformities with the additional use of drill guides combined with PSI as a fixation and positioning system. Results: The PSIs fitted bilaterally with total precision in 11 of the 30 patients. In 17 patients, the PSIs were used with some modifications. In 2 of 30 patients, the PSIs could not be used as a fixation due to misfit. Conclusion: Due to unpredictable fitting, the use of PSIs with drill guides alone in BSSO without wafers cannot be recommended. Further studies are needed to evaluate the interfering parts, which seem to be related to condylar positioning and bony interferences at the osteotomy sites. (C) 2017 European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.