Biomaterials for Reconstruction of the Internal Orbit

Jason K. Potter, Michael Malmquist, Edward Ellis

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Orbital floor injuries, alone or combination with other facial fractures, are one of the most commonly encountered midface fractures. Techniques for orbital reconstruction have migrated away from autogenous bone grafts to well-tolerated alloplasts, such as titanium and Medpor. Material for reconstructing the orbit can then be selected based on requirements of the defect matched to the mechanical properties of the material. Material selection is largely and ultimately dependent upon surgeon preference.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)609-627
Number of pages19
JournalOral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1 2012


  • Biomaterials
  • Bone grafts
  • Orbital floor injury
  • Orbital reconstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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