Computer-aided operation planning and 3-dimensional osteotomy guidance for alveolar distraction

Yanai, Chie; Iizuka, Tateyuki; Takamori, H; Shinya, A; Shinya, Y; Ono, H; Sugiyama, H (2008). Computer-aided operation planning and 3-dimensional osteotomy guidance for alveolar distraction. Clinical oral implants research, 19(9), p. 890. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell

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Objectives: In alveolar distraction, in cases of severe atrophy in particular, it is often difficult to perform osteotomies in order to make a transport segment in optimal size and shape. Moreover care must be taken, not to damage the closely locating anato- mical structures such as the maxillary sinus, the inferior alveolar nerve, and the roots of the neighboring teeth. For setting ideal osteotomy lines exactly, we have developed a CT-based preoperative planning tool. Methods: 3-dimensional visual reconstruction of the jaw is created from the preoperative CT scans (1.0-mm slice thick- ness). Using the image-processing software Mimics (Materialise, Yokohama, Japan), various procedures of virtual cutting are simulated first to determine optimal osteotomy lines and to design an ideal transport segment. After the computer planning, data from the virtual solid model are transferred to a rapid prototype model, and a guiding splint is made to transfer the planned surgical simulation to the actual surgery. Results: The method was used in a case of severe atrophy of the anterior maxilla. The patient had a large maxillary sinus requir- ing a precise osteotomy in this critical area. Using the splint allowing a 3-dimensional guidance, alveolar osteotomies were easily done to achieve a transport segment in sufficient dimen- sion as planned, and any perforation of the maxillary sinus could be avoided. Finally the alveolar distraction of 10mm has suc- cessfully been performed. Conclusion: The preoperative planning method and the guiding splint described here are useful in problematic cases requiring an extremely precise osteotomy due to lack of bony space.

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04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery

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Iizuka, Tateyuki








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04 Oct 2013 15:06

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10 Jun 2014 14:48

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EOA 17. Annual Scientific Meeting Programme and Abstracts

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